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Reading and conversation with Anastacia-Reneé and Ashley Toliver

Fri, Oct 19, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

Join us for a reading and conversation with Ashley Toliver and Anastacia-Reneé

 Anastacia-Reneé’s words frame so many questions: what is sacred, what is beauty, what is tragedy, what rites of passage have we endured to be initiated into the complexities of our humanity? The poems in her new book (v.), published by Gramma Books, read like rituals, invoking ancestors and Becky alike in a nuanced honest reflection of this time in life.

Established in 2016, Gramma is an independent poetry press based in Seattle. Gramma is an offshoot of Western Bridge, a contemporary exhibition space, which existed in Seattle’s SODO District from 2004 to 2012.

Ashley Toliver is the author of Spectra (Coffee House Press, September 2018) and a chapbook, Ideal Machine (Poor Claudia, 2014). A poetry editor at Moss.her work has been supported by  the Cave Canem Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. She received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts in 2015.