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Oracle Poetry and the Occult

Join us in a safe, inclusive space for oracular rumination by poets who practice craft and craft! There will poems, bar breaks, pub food and drink, a back patio, invocations, and a ritual at midnight for healing in the literary community.

EVA BERTOGLIO is an artist, writer and lifelong Oregonian. Her work can be found in 50 Haikus, Oregon's Best Emerging Poets, Pom Pom Lit, and the chapbook First Winter of Persephone. She lives in Portland, OR

LISA CICCARELLO is the author of At Night (Black Ocean, 2015), as well as several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, The Academy of American Poets, Denver Quarterly, the PEN Poetry Series, Handsome, & The Volta, among others. She adores gothic mysteries, candle-making & creating literary twitter bots.

JESSE CARSTEN is a tarot card reader, musician, Sun Ra scholar, and the author of "salt"—poems that use text generated via a psychic collage technique learned from Susan Howe.

SARAH BARTLETT lives in Seattle, WA. Her newest chapbook, Columbarium, will be released by dancing girl press in September 2019. Her poetry collection, Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Is Out, was released in 2016 by Subito Press. She is also co-author of two collaborative chapbooks. Recent work has appeared in Eratio, PEN American Poetry Series, Poetry Daily, Lit, Boog City, Alice Blue, and elsewhere.

REBECCA BRIDGE was born in the country in rural Illinois surrounded by cornfields, deep woods, horse pastures, swimming holes, ghosts, and raspberry patches. She received a BA in Poetry from Columbia College and an MFA in Creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Rebecca is the author of Clear Out the Static in Your Attic: A Writer’s Guide to Turning Artifacts into Art (Write Bloody, 2014), co-writer of the award-winning short film Wednesday’s Child (Potenza Productions, 2013), and A Month’s Worth of Instructional Poems (V Press LC, forthcoming).

MELISSA ELEFTHERION n is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & six chapbooks: huminsect (dancing girl press, 2013), prism maps (Dusie, 2014), Pigtail Duty (dancing girl press, 2015), the leaves the leaves (poems-for-all, 2017), green glass asterisms (poems-for-all, 2017) & little ditch (above/ground press, 2018). Melissa lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series.

KATHERINE FACTOR is the author of Choose Your Own Adventure Spies: Mata Hari. Her manuscript, A Sybil Society, was a semi-finalist in the Cleveland State University first book prize in 2017. Her poems and audio work can be found at Interim, The Conversant, Quarterly West, Poets for Living Waters, The Equalizer, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Coldfront’s Poets off Poetry, and on and soundcloud. She is a daughter of Brigid.

MATAN GOLD is a writer from the San Fernando Valley, an orbit of the Los Angeles cosmos. His work has been featured in Waxwing, Duende, Track//Four, and Into the Void, among others. He believes in dismantling toxic masculinity and will arm-wrestle you to prove so. He lives with his partner in Portland, Oregon.

COLEMAN STEVENSON is an illustrator, writer and tarot practitioner based in Portland, OR. She is the artist behind the Dark Exact Tarot Deck and an array of other tools for divination. Her books of poems include Breakfast: 43 Poems (Reprobate/GobQ Books, 2015) and The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609 (bedouin books, 2012), and her work has also appeared in a variety of publications such as Paper Darts, Seattle Review, Gramma, E-ratio, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, and the anthology Motionless from the Iron Bridge. She is co-curator of The Doppelgänger Museum, a multimedia collaboration with artist and sound designer Aspen Farer. She is currently a guide for Portland Literary Arts' Delve program, offering seminars at the Portland Art Museum exploring literary works in relation to pieces in the museum's collections.

JULIA WOHLSTETTER is a poet living in Portland, OR. She is the author of the chapbook Please and Please and her work can be found in Reality Beach, Metatron OMEGA, Bodega Magazine, The SILO, and The Chapess Zine.

Earlier Event: March 29
Bayou Magazine reading