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Portland Review Launch

Thu, May 16, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Each year Portland Review hosts a spring reading in celebration of student editors who are graduating and the incoming cohort of new editors. This reading will feature alumnus and current students of the PSU Creative Writing MFA, as well as contributors featured in the 2019 issue Unchartable.


Ed Skoog
Margot Kahn Case
Jeff Alessandrelli 
A.M. Rosales

Ed Skoog is the author of Run the Red Lights. His other collections of poetry include the chapbooks Toolkit (1995) and Field Recording (2003) and the full-length volumes Mister Skylight (2009) and Rough Day (2013).

Margot Kahn Case is the author of the biography Horses That Buck
(University of Oklahoma Press) and co-editor of the New York
Times Book Review Editors’ Choice anthology This Is the Place (Seal
Press). Her work has appeared in Lenny Letter, The Rumpus, Tablet,
River Teeth, Los Angeles Review, Crab Creek Review, and elsewhere.
She lives in Seattle.

The author of a short poetic biography of the French avant-garde composer Erik Satie, a short essay collection focusing on The Notorious B.I.G. and skateboarding, and a poetry collection–This Last Time Will Be The First-– that Rain Taxi deemed “immensely fresh and playful…rooted in a childlike antiquity,” Jeff Alessandrelli lives in Portland, OR, where he also runs the vinyl record-only literary label Fonograf Editions and co-hosts and produces the music/writing radio show/podcast The Steer. Recent work by him appears in The American Poetry Review and The Hong Kong Review of Books.

A.M. Rosales is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and translator originally from Cochabamba, Bolivia and presently based out of Portland, Oregon. They hold a degree from George Mason University and their favorite rodent is the capybara. A collaborating artist with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), a Pride Foundation Scholar, a Teacher Apprentice at Writers-In-The-Schools, and an MFA Fiction Candidate at Portland State University, they draw on the liminality at the intersection of immigrant and transgender experiences to create visual, written, and performed works of art.”