Talking Earth: Sigafoos, Gaffney and Lubin

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Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Poets Suzanne Sigafoos, Tommy Gaffney and Josh Lubin read, Dan Raphael hosts.
This episode of The Talking Earth on KBOO-FM features readings by Suzanne Sigafoos, Tommy Gaffney and Josh Lubin.
Host dan raphael will also read poems by Natlaie Diaz and himself. This program will also be archived and available on
This Swarm of Light, Suzanne Sigafoos’s full-length collection of poems, was published by I-BeaM Books in 2020. Her chapbook, Held in the Weave, was published previously, by Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in the Bellingham Review, The Oregonian; Windfall; Poeming Pigeon’s Garden Issue; Lightwood Journal, and others. Forthcoming in 2022, she will be one of many poets, in “I Wanna Be Loved By You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe,” an anthology and tribute to a beloved icon, sixty years after her death. Any profits from this anthology will be contributed to RAINN, a non-profit, fighting against gender-based violence.
Tommy Gaffney was born and raised in Kentucky, somewhere between the trailer park and the projects. In 2010, he was nominated for the Oregon book award. He didn’t win. Gaffney‘s favorite colors are John Deere Green and Joey Ramone black.
Josh Lubin has been performing and organizing literary events in Portland for over 20 years. He was a 4-time member of the PDX poetry slam team, and the founder of the multi-lingual spoken word electronic and live music project Bossa Novella. Most recently he curated and hosted the weekly performance series Salon Skid Row. He is currently working on several poetry and prose projects, and all of tonight’s pieces come from his most recently completed manuscript Regular Blues. One of his favorite places to perform his work over the past 20 years is here on KBOO, and may of his past performances can easily found through KBOO’s online archive
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