Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tuesday February 22nd: Zachary Scott Hamilton, David Cooke, and musical guest Siren and the Sea

Like always, If Not For Kidnap is here for you with two new poets you probably will want to get to know, and music that will get to know you. (Isn't that what everybody wants?) Bring drink to share, or maybe throw some money in for beer. Bring extra cash you've got laying around in case anyone's hawking anything. Bring something to hawk. Or just show up with your lovely self.

Zachary Scott Hamilton is the author of Fourteen Zines, including HAIR LAND which won the Zine of the month award on He lives in a condemned house on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon with his Cat, Spekter who he writes poems to.
Zachary has published work in these places: Sein und werden (being and becoming), Karawane (or the temporary death of the brutist), Otiliths (a journal of many e-things) Ignavia Press (issue 4.1), And The batShat E-zine) (issue 1// pg 8.)

DAVID COOKE was raised Catholic in Oakland, California, and now lives in Portland, Oregon. His debut poem Edges won the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize and was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize. His work appears in Flatmancrooked, Hunger Mountain, A River & Sound Review, Heavy Hands Ink and in performances at the Blackbird Wine Shop, The Press Club, Show and Tell Gallery, Stonehenge Studio, and KBOO’s Talking Earth. He is also known as The Lawn Guy throughout Portland and Lake Oswego for his lawn maintenance business. Much of his current work is included in his forthcoming chapbook, Discretion.

Siren and the Sea is an ensemble that currently consists of three musicians—Manny Stewart on accordion, Cristina Cano vocals, guitar and keyboard, and Scott Belleri on violin. Their influences are diverse, including klezmer, show tunes, indie and folk. They are BEAUTIFUL!

See you at 7:30!