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An anonymous poet, a Meow Wolf cofounder, a stripper-slash-writer, jazz drummer, and plenty of others will grace the Moda Center on May 28.
Oregon poet laureate Anis Mojgani's poem hotline has been brewing for nearly two years.
Published by Morpheus Youth Project, the genre-bending chapbook—anchored by work from Emilly Prado and Andres Mendoza—is the Portland nonprofit's final project.
A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.
Nick Campigli and Conner Reed
Two-time Grammy winner Cheryl Pawelski has headed up the restoration and release of the historic 1956 recording.
Carolyn Moore wrote thousands of poems in her lifetime. Most of them are about to be published for the first time.
Year in Review
In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...
Summer Reads 2020
Excerpts from Mehta’s book Bad Indian, available now.
J. C. Mehta
Oregon’s poet laureate ruminates on growth, rebirth—and swallowing bees
“The ‘weirdness’ of Portland is that it is a city of strange dichotomy,” says Anis Mojgani. “It’s very inclusive, and at the same time, extremely exclusive.”
We can't go there now/Instead, write of waterfalls/From a safe distance
The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic stuff that's getting us through the week.
Portland Monthly Staff
Art from Home
A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.
Conner Reed and Fiona McCann
Fine Line's second single might be an ode to a Tacoma-born, tall-hat-wearing, Eugene-living beat poet.
“Poets value relationships. They value falling in love. They value things that don’t have money attached.”
From public-art verse to new collections and bookstore readings, here's how to fill April with poetry aplenty.
Jackson Main and Shayla Norris-York
Anya Pearson's Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a vivid choreopoem about rape, PTSD, and perseverance.
Radical Canadian dancers, a London R&B queen, Andy Borowitz, and a quadrumvirate of Portland poets are on the calendar this month.
Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann
It's hammock-reading season, and we've got brand-new words from a slew of local authors.
Summer Reads 2018
We've got brand-new poetry from Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg.
Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg