This episode of The Talking Earth features Portland poets Julia Gaskill and John Miller, and LaGrande poet David Memmott. Host dan raphael will also throw in poems by Tongo Eisen-Martin and Amiri Baraka.
Julia Gaskill is a professional daydreamer hailing from Portland, Her poetry has been published through Vagabond City Lit, Nailed Magazine, Knight’s Library Magazine, and more. She was included in the anthologies In Absentia (Bicycle Comics) and Excelsior! (FreezeRay Poetry), is the author of four chapbooks, is the co-creator of the Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam festival, and runs the monthly show Slamlandia. Her debut full length collection, 'weirdo', came out through Game Over Books in October 2022. Find Julia at @geekgirlgrownup or juliagaskill.com
John Miller’s poetry has featured at the Elisabeth Jones Art Center’s Festival of Feelings and at The Connecticut Poetry Festival. His first collection, Olympic, was published by The Poetry Box last June. His poetry has also appeared in West Trade Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Wingless Dreamer, River Heron Review, and catheXis Northwest, among many others. John is a founder of Portland Ars Poetica, a literary poetry collective.
David Memmott has been living and writing in the Pacific Northwest most of his life. He’s reading tonight from his new book, Small Matters Mean the World. Poems have appeared recently in basalt, Cirque, Gargoyle, Sheila-Na-Gig, The Poeming Pigeon, Triggerfish and Willawaw Journal. He founded Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism and Wordcraft of Oregon. His digital art and other samples of his writings can be accessed through his website at: davidmemmott.com.