Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saturday, September 1st: Cookout & Community Poetry Experiment & DANCE PARTY

IF NOT FOR KIDNAP''s glorious mutation begins in earnest this Saturday! Please come join us for the last event at the house--a late summer grilling and community poetry experiment!

EDIT: Also, post-reading DANCE PARTY. Come get crunk with Kidnap! Festivities now start at five so as to avoid everyone getting too faded to dance...

Beginning in October, Kidnap will be hosting readings elsewhere around town and more occasionally than our monthly tradition. This will allow us to be a bit more ambitious in our curation of the events, and also give us time to start making Kidnap swag and limited edition books. 

To celebrate and say goodbye to the space that defined us for so long, we're throwing a "bring some shit to grill and drink and share and come hang out"-type of party, beginning 'round 5 pm on Saturday, September 1st.

Also, please bring one page of your own work or work you greatly admire. After some hours of chit-chat and cheers, we will enlist your help in reading an amalgamated document by the Kidnap community.

As always, everyone is welcome.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Thursday, August 16th: K. Silem Mohammad, Elizabeth J. Colen, Aaron Teel; music by Nick Caceres

This month: IF NOT FOR KIDNAP makes you feel, perhaps, a little too good. Three bomb poets, one great musical act, and a chance at ecstatic communion with the void.

You're welcome. Ain't no thing. 

If you've got 'em, bring:
Drinks or food to share
Cash for books or the donation jar
Excellent friends

If not, just bring your beautiful self


K. Silem Mohammad is the author of the poetry collections The Front, Breathalyzer, Deer Head Nation, and A Thousand Devils. He is the editor of Abraham Lincoln, a magazine of poetry, and the faculty editor of West Wind Review at Southern Oregon University.

Elizabeth J. Colen is the author of poetry collections Money for Sunsets and Waiting Up for the End of the World: Conspiracies, as well as flash fiction collection Dear Mother Monster, Dear Daughter Mistake. Other things you should know: she has had plastic surgery, once got stabbed before a Dead Milkmen show, is related to two dead presidents, has no interest in pie or potatoes, but likes porn, pawn shops, pools and power plays, and once pinched enough money from a large corporation to be considered a level-three felon.

Aaron Teel is the author of Shampoo Horns, winner of the Sixth Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest. His work has appeared in Tin House, Smokelong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Matter Press, Brevity Magazine, North Texas Review, Side B Magazine and Art Prostitute, among others.

Nick Caceres has been writing and performing folk music in his home town of Portland oregon since he was 15. He released a number of albums including Hours Of Life in 2006, then went on to form Gratitillium, which released an album locally on Tender Loving Empire records as well as a self release, touring the west coast in 2010. He's since turned back to his folk music and has plans for a full length, self produced release here in Portland before he intends to travel again to share and pursue his art.