Paul Maziar & C.E. Putnam Poetry Reading
LIVE MUSIC with Kris Doty & Martha Bryan
PLUS, Melissa Monroe’s exhibit of new paintings closing this weekend
PAUL MAZIAR is a writer living in Portland. A chapbook of his poems, Little Advantages, was published by Couch Press in 2013. Newer poems can be read at Across the Margin, Brooklyn Rail, La Fovea, Pataphysics, Picture Sentence, and voicemail poems. Paul is co-editor of Banqueted, as well as a forthcoming baseball anthology. He also co-organizes The Switch reading series. His art writings can be found at Artcritical.com.
C.E. PUTNAM is a text, image and sound artist currently living in Portland, Oregon, where he operates the Putnam Institute for Space Opera Research (P.I.S.O.R.). He has lived in London, Washington, DC, Bangkok, and, most recently, Singapore. He is the author of six books: The Papier-Mâché Taj Mahal (1997), XX Elegies (1998), Spaces Where Spaces Are (1999), Transmissions from the Institute (2000), Maniac Box (2001), Things Keep Happening (2003). He is also the co-author with Daniel Comiskey of a book length collaboration, Crawlspace (2007). A chapbook, The Bunny Manuscript: Episode 3, was recently published by Little Red Leaves Textile Series. He is currently working on further episodes of The Bunny Manuscript.
KRIS DOTY is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, OR. Her debut solo album, Smoke in the Mirror, was self-released in 2007, and she’s currently working on her sophomore record under the moniker Chanterelles. Kris also tours and plays bass, keys, and backing vocals for Modern Kin.
MARTHA BRYAN holds a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in vocal performance from Portland State University. Martha has performed for the women of the Cascadia Composers a.k.a. the Crazy Jane Composers, with jazz guitarist Aaron Summerfield at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, and most recently collaborated with Kris Doty both writing and arranging music for piano, bass, and vocals. In addition to her degree in vocal performance, Martha began dancing at a young age, first with the Eugene School of Ballet, and going on to perform with The Community Ballet of Madrid with Victor Ullate in Madrid, Spain, Long Beach Ballet in Long Beach, California, and with the Eugene Ballet Company in Eugene, Oregon.
MELISSA MONROE’S painting exhibit – closing weekend: