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      Last Friday Poetry Group Present: Jessica Mehta and Kate Gray in Salem


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      May 31, 2019

      Friday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      450 Court Street Northeast
      Salem, Oregon 97301

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      Last Friday Poetry Group Present: Jessica Mehta and Kate Gray

      "Drag Me Through the Mess" is Jessica's most recent poetry collection by Oregon publisher Unsolicited Press. Themes include self-identity, navigating relationships, and eating disorders. It is one of Jessica's last collections that utilizes free verse, and has been praised for its accessibility, grit, and honesty. Jessica cites Li-Young Lee and Kim Addonizio as key inspirations for this collection.

      On "For Every Girl:"
      "Don’t we expect a volume of selected, collected poems to ring with finality? These constellations of poems continue to expand, generating more power as they push farther. In gentle or sharp cadences, often in a sister’s voice, Kate Gray is obsessed with risk, whether in naked honesty, in truth-telling, in formal play, or in heart-bound empathy. Veering close enough to cut again and again, her stunning poems dare to hold their gaze."
      -John Morrison, Heaven of the Moment

      Time permitting, an Open Mic will follow this event. Please bring your poetry to read.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

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