In-Store Poetry Reading: Leanne Grabel and Elaine S. Nussbaum

Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon poets Leanne Grabel and Elaine S. Nussbaum for an in-store reading from their new collections, all published by local press The Poetry Box.

Unfortunately, Rachel Barton, who was originally scheduled to participate, is no longer able to join the event.

About My Husband's Eyebrows:

My Husband's Eyebrows is a humorous examination and honest celebration of Grabel's long marriage—its good, its bad, its ugly—told through a collection of prose poems and poetry, punctuated by the author's richly colored, exuberant, exaggerated illustrations.

Leanne Grabel is a writer, illustrator, and performer in love with mixing genres. Her first collaboration was with a bongo player and sax player in the mid-70s and her most recent collaborations were with filmmaker Penny Allen and dancer/choreographer Gregg Bielemeier. She has written & produced numerous multi-media shows, including "The Lighter Side of Chronic Depression" and "Anger: The Musical." Grabel's graphic novel, Brontosaurus Illustrated, recently serialized in The Opiate, was published by The Opiate Books in 2022. Grabel is the 2020 recipient of the Bread & Roses Award for contributions to women’s literature in the Pacific Northwest. She and her husband started and ran Cafe Lena, a poetry hub and restaurant, throughout the '90s. Grabel is a retired special education teacher, the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of two nubbins, Ophelia and Elliot.

About Blood Moon:

The poems in Blood Moon recount the first eighteen months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Elaine Nussbaum’s personal narrative is interwoven with social issues, climate change, and astronomical events, such as the blood moon that occurred simultaneously with a blue moon on Oct 31, 2020.

Elaine Nussbaum lives in Scappoose, Oregon with her partner, David, three cats, five hens, and a rooster named Echinacea. When she is not working as a substitute teacher at a juvenile detention facility, infusing poetry into the curriculum, she is writing in her cabin surrounded by 3 and 1/2 acres of second growth forest. Every fall, salmon spawn in the creek which runs through her front yard. In her spare time, Ms. Nussbaum enjoys cross-country skiing and sea kayaking. Currently, she and David are restoring a 37-foot sailboat, and plan to sail the inside passage to Alaska next summer. Ms. Nussbaum holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University (2013), and a Certificate in Writing from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Boulder University (1986). Her work has appeared in Poetry Seattle, Bombay Gin, The Sun, Spilt Infinitive, Louisiana Literature, Silk Road, Thimbleberry, Artists and Climate Change, Persimmon Tree, Headline Poetry and Press, and Terrain. A chapbook of her work, Poems in the Key of D Flat was published by Overwrought Press, in 1992, and a collection of her poetry, Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Protest was published by Finishing Line Press, in September 2019. She also has a poem appearing in Support Ukraine (anthology by Moonstone Press, 2022)

Event date: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
My Husband's Eyebrows By Leanne Grabel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781956285253
Availability: Special Order - arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
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Published: Poetry Box - October 25th, 2022

Blood Moon By Elaine S. Nussbaum Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781956285147
Availability: Special Order - arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
NON-RETURNABLE. May take longer to arrive. Please confirm this is the edition you want.
Published: Poetry Box - August 16th, 2022