Upcoming and Recent Readings
prose and poetry
October 6, 2016
Mother Foucault's Bookshop
523 SE Morrison St
Jamila Osman is a Somali writer and educator living in Portland.
She teaches high school English and facilitates poetry workshops for
incarcerated youth. Her writing explores the tension between place and
history, the mythology of home, and the intersection of community,
culture, and womanhood. Her work has previously appeared in The Toast,
Boaat Press, The Establishment, and Araweelo Abroad. She is a VONA/Voices
of Our Nation alum.
Ramsey Scott is the author of The Narco-Imaginary (Essays Under the
Influence), from Ugly Duckling Presse (2016). His essays, poems, and
fiction have appeared in the Southwest Review, the Seneca Review, The
Massachusetts Review, Shampoo, Tarpaulin Sky, Confrontation, and Mirage
#4/Period(ical). He teaches at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Ed Skoog is the author of three books of poems, Mister Skylight, Rough Day
(winner of the Washington State Book Award,) and the forthcoming Run the
Red Lights, all published by Copper Canyon Press. He has been a visiting
writer at George Washington University, Wichita State University, and the
Richard Hugo House. He has received fellowships from Lannan Foundation and
Bread Loaf Writers Conference. His poems have appeared in Best American
Poetry 2015, Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, New Republic,
Tin House, and elsewhere.