The Poets Are Coming

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2015-03-31_2153Featuring regional poetry, published literary authors, and slam-style performance from around the Northwest, Festival Poetics runs Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 5 at a number of Corvallis venues.

Produced by Poetics Corvallis organizer Skyler Reed and the Majestic Theatere, this year’s event features Leyna Rynearson and poets from the Portland Poetry Slam, local hero and author Michael Spring, author and touring poet Clementine Von Radics, Internet poetry sensation Alex Dang with the University of Oregon Poetry Slam team, poet and beekeeper Dena Rash Guzman, author and University of Hell publisher Greg Gerding, and music by bands the Space Neighbors, Gabriel Surley, JD Monroe & Dave Trenkel (Xenat-Ra, Orquesta Monte Calvo).

Author Michael Spring Reading / Poetics Open Mic
Thursday, April 2, 7 to 10 p.m.
Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Avenue
Featuring Michael Spring author of Root of Lightning, Starena Sparktacular, Poetics Corvallis Open Mic, music by JD Monroe & Dave Trenkel (Xenat-Ra, Orquesta Monte Calvo)

Author Dena Rash Guzman Reading
Friday, April 3, 5 to 7 p.m.
Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue
Featuring Life Cycle author Dena Guzman, poet Joanna Brook, and poet Josh Gaines.

Festival Poetics Friday Main Stage Performance
Friday, April 3, 7 to 10 p.m.
Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street
Featuring poet Greg Gerding from University of Hell Press, Alex Dang, UO Slam Team, music by the Space Neighbors.
Cost: $15 single day pass or $20 for weekend pass. Tickets available at

>Authors John Sibley Williams, Sam Roxas-Chua Reading
Saturday, April 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
Corvallis Public Library
Featuring poets John Sibley Williams, Sam Roxas-Chua, Clementine Von Radics, and Tessara Gabrielle Dudley

Festival Poetics Saturday Main Stage Performance
Saturday, April 4, 7 to 10 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Featuring poet Leyna Rynearson and poets from Portland Poetry Slam, Josh Lubin, Salon Skid Row, music by Gabriel Surley & The Van Meyers.
Cost: $15 single day pass or $20 for weekend pass. Tickets available at

Authors Brenda Taulbee, Johnny No Bueno, Lisa Galloway Reading
Sunday, April 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
Corvallis Public Library

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