Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chao & Boykoff + Wahnetah 12/1 @ Project Object

Switch No. 49: Geneva Chao and Jules Boykoff, with art by Jules and Jessi Wahnetah

Where: Project Object, 2502 NE Sandy Blvd.

When: Saturday, December 1, 3 p.m.

We are super excited to have this event at Project Object, which supports women, LGBTQ and POC artists and designers. In addition to our readers, the event will feature beautiful wooden box lamps/mirrors picturing activist heroes, handmade by Jules and Jessi Wahnetah (photo below!) plus Project Object's incredible store collection of art and artifacts--just in time for local holiday shopping.

Genève/Geneva Chao is the author of three books of poetry (one of us is wave one of us is shore, a bilingual discours amoureux; Hillary Is Dreaming, a dream journal of the 2016 election; and émigré, a history of emigration and loss in English, French, Guernesais, and Hawaiian pidgin) and several translations. Chao lives in Los Angeles.

Jules Boykoff is the author of three books of poetry – Fireworks (Tinfish Press, 2018), Hegemonic Love Potion (Factory School, 2009), and Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge (Edge Books, 2006) – and winner of the annual CAConrad Sexiest Poetry Award. He lives in Portland with Kaia Sand and Jessi Wahnetah, and teaches politics at Pacific University. More at

Jessi Wahnetah is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She lives in Portland with her three cats, chicken, and leopard gecko, and attends St. Mary’s Academy.