Sunday, October 7, 2018

Eckes, Mutschlecner, Ogi, Strom 10/27 @ Ford Food and Drink

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.  

David Mutschlecner is a poet who lives and works in New Mexico. His books include IconEsse, Sign, and Enigma and Light, all published by Ahsahta Press. He is interested in theopoetics, where the poetic imagination breathes new life into philosophical-theology. In 2011 he won an award from the Fund for Poetry. His first book of prose, called Poetic Faith, was published by the Lune Press in 2016. He has been frequently published in the journal New American Writing.

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.