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Pop-up: Justin Phillip Reed

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Justin Phillip Reed pops-up with his poetry collection, Indecency.

Reed is paired with Jas #1 by Bonnie Bronson; found in the Northwest Art on the 3rd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Indecency is boldly and carefully executed and perfectly ragged. In these poems, Justin Phillip Reed experiments with language to explore inequity and injustice and to critique and lament the culture of white supremacy and the dominant social order. Political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful—the author unpacks his intimacies, weaponizing poetry to take on masculinity, sexuality, exploitation, and the prison industrial complex and unmask all the failures of the structures into which society sorts us.

Justin Phillip Reed

Justin Phillip Reed is an American poet, essayist, and amateur bass guitarist whose preoccupations include horror cinema, poetic form, morphological transgressions, and uses of the grotesque. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Malevolent Volume (2020) and Indecency(2018), both published by Coffee House Press. Born and raised in South Carolina, he participates in vague spirituality and alternative rock music cultures and enjoys smelling like outside. He is the 2019-2021 Fellow in Creative Writing at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Purchase The Malevolent Volume from Broadway Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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