Come out to Valentines for an evening of poetry and performance featuring Jeremy M Brownlowe, Tai Woodville and Julia Laxer.
Plus Special Guest Music Performance by TEMPEST GOLD!
May 16th // Valentines // 7-10pm // $3-5 suggested donation. $upport the arts!
ABOUT THE POETS:
Jeremy M. Brownlowe travels the country under the moniker, Typewriter Troubadour, composing original pieces of poetry on a manual typewriter for curious pedestrians. Tonight marks the official release of his debut, Angels of the Underground, a collection of rich, raw, and tender poems from an explorer navigating new frontiers of gender identity, sexuality, and human relationship. Set in New York City, Angels offers Brownlowe's unique p...erspective as a trans guy through unflinching portraits of male vulnerability, queerness, addiction, lost love, and modern alienation. With humor, grit, and ease, Brownlowe weaves stories of the neglected subjects of the City, taking notes in poems, which he offers up to us in this compelling collection.
Tai Woodville is a Portland-based poet & songwriter. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she is a monthly contributor to Visitant Lit and writes the popular philosophy blog, Parallax Journal. She has authored two poetry books: «Pollen,» released by Finishing Line Press and the collaborative collection «Her Animal Inheritance.» Woodville holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C.S.B's College of Creative studies in literature & creative writing.
Julia Laxer lives for the stories and writes in the afternoons from a messy desk in a rose-lit room in downtown Portland, Oregon. She won the Orlando Prize in Nonfiction from A Room of Her Own (AROHO) in 2014, and her work is featured in magazines, journals, and anthologies including The Los Angeles Review, So-to-Speak, Zócalo Public Square, and Luna Luna Magazine. In March 2018, Julia premiered her performance art piece, «The Girl Who Stole Spring» onstage: a modern retelling of the myth of Persephone. Julia writes poems, essays, erotica, memoir, and explores archetype and ritual within performance art. While working on her memoir and a volume of poetry concurrently, she fantasizes about a book deal, or even a rich patron… «Maybe I will have my own modern-day Medici?» she muses. «One day, my prince will come. Oh! Will he come?» Carelessly by the mirror, she shreds her phone bills and puts on warm-toned lipstick to face the night. Oh! ...One day, he will come.
As if it were plucked from the era of Love & Rockets, Echo & The Bunnymen and Robyn Hitchcock, Chris El-korek's project, Tempest Gold offers music lovers a return to the melodic rock of the 80's and early 90's. The debut record, Little Beasts invites us to explore the metaphor and symbolism that surrounds us, misunderstood youth, the subconscious, and the reality that life's existence is dependent upon devouring life itself.