Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Halpern, Haynes, Jensen 5/7 @ IPRC

Switch No. 34: Rob Halpern of Ypsilanti, MI, and Portland's own Lamarra Haynes and Rachael Jensen.

When: Saturday, May 7, doors 7 pm, event at 7:30 sharp$5 

Where: IPRC, 1001 SE Division St, Portland, Or

Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) is Rob Halpern's most recent book of poetry. Other titles include Music for Porn (Nightboat 2013), Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), and Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2006). Together with Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book-length poem Snow Sensitive Skin, which has been reissued by Displaced Press. Recent essays and translations appear in Chicago Review, Journal of Narrative Theory, and The Claudius App. Rob currently splits his time between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Women's Huron Valley Prison.

Lamarra Haynes began developing her poetic voice last year when her professor, Kaia Sand, gave her the space to express her coursework through a poetic lens. Lamarra’s poems generally emerge from political analysis and then she attempts to make the political personal; she attempts to understand how big lofty political decisions have affected her own life. Her poem “#FreddieGray” is published in the academic journal Capitalism Nature Socialism.

Rachael Jensen is a writer living in Portland Oregon. She has been a contributor to Publication Studio, Poor Claudia, & SNOOT Books.