Project Description

Poetry Press Week

June 19th, 2015 – June 20th, 2015

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center hosts the fourth biannual Poetry Press Week on Friday and Saturday evenings, June 19th and 20th.

Poetry Week Spring Showcase 2015 will feature two emerging poets chosen from an open call– Timmy Straw and Zachary Crosby–as well as seven new and returning poets; Alicia Jo Rabins, Drew Scott Swenhaugen, A.M. O’Malley, Robert Lashley, Andrea Hollander, Stacey Tran, Carl Adamshick, and Tyler Brewington.



Poetry Press Week is an avant-garde poetry showcase founded in Portland, OR. Modeled after the fashion industry’s Fashion Week, wherein designers send their new work down a runway via use of models, Poetry Press Week mandates that poets use “models” to present their newest poems. Instead of reading the work themselves, the poets choose the readers and presentation best suited to the work. The result is a series of dynamic, energetic, and entirely surprising fifteen-minute shows. Editors and publishers in the audience have the opportunity to hear poems that are available for publication, and the public is encouraged to engage with the work in real-time — providing a fresh avenue for non-poetry readers into the literary world.


Doors at 7:00PM

$3-$12 suggested donation