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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, & Malcolm Tariq

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Portland Book Festival presenting authors Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, and Malcolm Tariq join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with The Rumpus

The group is paired with Medium by Heather Watkins; found in the Northwest Art Galleries, on the 4th floor in the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American ReviewThe Normal SchoolGulf CoastTriQuarterlyGuernicaElectric LiteratureVolume 1 BrooklynBennington ReviewTin House Flash Fridays/The GuardianSalonThe Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut novel is Mostly Dead Things. Also appearing at Festival partner events:

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Friday, November 8 Venue: Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum 7:00 p.m.

FREE with a PBF wristband! $8 general admission. Tickets here.

Live Wire with Luke Burbank featuring Portland Book Festival authors Kristen Arnett, Casey Cep, and Saeed Jones!

Sunday, November 10 Venue: Alberta Rose Theatre Doors: 11:30am / Show: 12:00pm


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Jake Skeets

Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water’s Edge. He is Diné from Vanderwagen, New Mexico. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Skeets is a winner of the 2018 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Contest and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Skeets edits an online publication called Cloudthroat and organizes a poetry salon and reading series called Pollentongue, based in the Southwest. He is a member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ́: A Diné Writers’ Collective and currently teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. His debut poetry collection is Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers
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Malcolm Tariq

Malcolm Tariq is from Savannah, Georgia, and is the author of Extended Play, winner of the 2017 Gertrude Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. His debut poetry collection is Heed the Hollow. A graduate of Emory University, Tariq has a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He lives in New York.
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Marisa Siegel

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in 2022. She is editor-in-chief and owner of The Rumpus.

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