Wednesday, September 21 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
189 Liberty St. NE ~ B-10
Featuring John Sibley Williams, Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua and Nylia Alisia
John Sibley Williams is a poet and small press publicist residing in Portland, Oregon. He has a previous MA in Writing and presently studies Book Publishing at Portland State University, where he serves as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and publicist for Three Muses Press. His poetry was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize and won the 2011 Heart Poetry Award. His chapbooks include A Pure River (The Last Automat Press, 2010), Door, Door (Red Ochre Press, 2011), From Colder Climates (Folded Word, forthcoming), The Longest Compass (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), and The Art of Raining (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, forthcoming). Some of his over 100 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, and Poetry Quarterly. You can visit him online at http://jswilliamspoetry.blogspot.com/.
Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua was adopted by a Chinese-Filipino family in Glendale, California. His creative writing bloomed after attending a Douglas Sadownick workshop. Sam has read for Isangmahal Arts Kollective, NW Poets Conclave and Word Lab in Manila, Philippines. He is published by Mixer Publishing and is working on a chapbook, COUNTRyDICTION. He is a member of Red Sofa Poets and lives in Eugene, Oregon. He may be heard reading at: http://oregonpoeticvoices.org/poet/110/.
Nyla Alisia is an award-winning, published poet, a spoken-word performance artist and talk-radio personality.
She is very active in the poetic community world-wide. Nyla is the founder and host of three international poetry radio programs, The SpeakEasy Cafe open-mic poetry radio show, Re-verse and The Inkwell. Nyla is also a spoken word recording artist, and works with poets producing poetry over music tracks for CD’s. She devotes herself to the betterment of poets, encouraging them to take poetry out of journals and giving it a voice.
Nyla’s also very active in the local poetry community. She performed at the Ohm and Calabash nightclubs in Portland, has been the guest feature on radio programs, in trade publications and at local writing events.
Nyla’s poems have appeared in numerous publications world wide, most recently in Poetry Quarterly, Haiku journal, and the upcoming issues of Cæsura and the Gold Man Review.
Nyla teaches Expanding Creative Vision workshops for artists. She also teaches Writers-Block Is Just An Urban Legend and Stop Pissing Off Your Muse workshops for writers. NylaAlisia.net