Switch No. 48: Ryan Eckes, David Mutschlecner, Alyssa Ogi and Dao Strom
Where: Ford Food and Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland
When: Saturday, October 27, 7 pm sharp
Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Entropy and elsewhere. In recent years, he has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016.
Alyssa Ogi writes and teaches in Portland. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon, and her poetry can be found in Best New Poets 2017, The Crab Orchard Review, and other journals.
Dao Strom is a writer, artist, and musician whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of a bilingual poetry/art book, You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else (Ajar Press, 2018), an experimental memoir, We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People + music album East/West (2015), and two books of fiction, The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys (2006) and Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). She is the editor of diaCRITICS and co-founder of the arts collectives, She Who Has No Master(s) and De-Canon. www.daostrom.com