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2pm. Powells Books.

"Nursing" by Carl Adamshick from Curses and Wishes (Walt Whitman Award Winner 2011).

Also, buy Kevin Sampell's memoir, A Common Pornography, and some books from his small press, Future Tense Books

1pm. Jackpot Records. Burnside/9th. SW Portland.

from “The Black Album” by Matthew Dickman from All American Poem (American Poetry Review 2008).

Also, check out those albums I bought from Portland bands: Crock, The Wipers, Red Fang.

12pm. Reading Frenzy. 10th/Oak. SW Portland.

from “Snaps” by Sam Lohmann in his book “Onlooking” (Airfoil 2009). He publishes Peaches and Bats. And Kate Bingaman-Burt does Obsessive Consumption. And I do Octopus Books.

11am. ADX. 11th/Stark. SE Portland.

from “Big” by Drew Swenhaugen. Check out what he co-does: Poor Claudia. And check out what we co-do together along w/Joseph Mains: Bad Blood Reading Series.

10am. Crema. 28th/Ankeny. SE Portland.

"The Job" by Lisa Ciccarello from Handsome Vol. 4 No. 1. published by Black Ocean.

9am. Lone Fir Cemetery atop Earl Fleming’s 1905 gravestone. Ankeny/26th. SE Portland.

"Happy Ideas" by Mary Szybist. Read her book Granted (Alice James 2003). Maybe buy it at Powells.

8am. Kitchen. NE Portland.

from “Various States of Undress” by Jesse Lichtenstein from Diode.

Buy your own Manual Cinema tshirt.

7am. Porch. NE Portland.

A poem by Donald Dunbar from Eyelid Lick (forthcoming Fence Books 2012)

6am. Bed. NE Portland.

"Your First Bed" by Emily Kendal Frey from The Grief Performance (Cleveland State University Press 2011)

My name is Zachary Schomburg. Today I’m going to take advantage of my time to put the local Portland poetry scene on the national map for a day. I am going to film myself reading one short poem of a different Portland-based poet on the hour, every hour, from 6am (PST) until midnight, and then post it to this Tumblr right then, throughout the day. I’m going to bike around the whole day and read all over town, in front of different Portlandy places, and take the Tumblr reader through my day in Portland.
I’d love it if you’d follow along. See where I go, and listen to some poems all day. Ok? Alright.

My name is Zachary Schomburg. Today I’m going to take advantage of my time to put the local Portland poetry scene on the national map for a day. I am going to film myself reading one short poem of a different Portland-based poet on the hour, every hour, from 6am (PST) until midnight, and then post it to this Tumblr right then, throughout the day. I’m going to bike around the whole day and read all over town, in front of different Portlandy places, and take the Tumblr reader through my day in Portland.

I’d love it if you’d follow along. See where I go, and listen to some poems all day. Ok? Alright.