Upcoming and Recent Readings
prose and poems
Alicia Jo Rabins
Alexis M. Smith
November 21, 2013
925 SW Washington Street
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, and performer who tours internationally with her band, Girls in Trouble. Her poems appear in Ploughshares, 6x6, and Boston Review. She holds a MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson and a Masters in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her one-woman show about the intersection of mysticism and finance—A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff—will receive its West Coast premiere at Portland Playhouse in February 2014.
Alexis M. Smith is the author of the novel Glaciers (Tin House), a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. She grew up in Soldotna, AK, and Seattle, WA, and has lived in Portland for the last fourteen years. She's currently working on a novel about modern homesteaders, renegade nuns, psychedelic mushrooms, and murder.
Gregory Spatz is the author of the novels Inushuk, Fiddler's Dream, and No One But Us, as well as the story collections Half as Happy and Wonderful Tricks. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, Shenandoah, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. He teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane and plays the fiddle in the twice Juno-nominated bluegrass band John Reischman and the Jaybirds.