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8am. Kitchen. NE Portland.

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

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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.

And I’ll sign off for tonight with a wonderful Russian version of The Little Mermaid (Rusalochka) from 1968, when Soviet animation was at the height of its powers. It’s well worth the 27 minute investment. I know there wasn’t so much poetry today, but, dang, it’s Easter: a day of rest from lines and stanzaic concerns, perhaps. Next up tumblin’ for tomorrow is my main man, Zachary Schomburg, so keep tuning in, and thanks for spending some Sunday alongside me and my links-mobile…

And I’ll sign off for tonight with a wonderful Russian version of The Little Mermaid (Rusalochka) from 1968, when Soviet animation was at the height of its powers. It’s well worth the 27 minute investment. I know there wasn’t so much poetry today, but, dang, it’s Easter: a day of rest from lines and stanzaic concerns, perhaps. Next up tumblin’ for tomorrow is my main man, Zachary Schomburg, so keep tuning in, and thanks for spending some Sunday alongside me and my links-mobile…

The Treniers debut a new popular music style to the American TV public on the Colgate Comedy hour, May 21, 1954. Abetted by a then-popular comedy duo of some renown…

The Treniers debut a new popular music style to the American TV public on the Colgate Comedy hour, May 21, 1954. Abetted by a then-popular comedy duo of some renown…

Quick, somebody feed Venus some fried chicken!

Quick, somebody feed Venus some fried chicken!

Writing Exercise for the Day: Note every single thing you’re asked/told to do…

Writing Exercise for the Day: Note every single thing you’re asked/told to do…

Anybody else wants to just sit down and watch this all the live-long day?

Anybody else wants to just sit down and watch this all the live-long day?

An ode to the unrhymable hue as it defined my home state of California in the 1930s, and more. The Smithsonian’s design blog is absolutely worth keeping an eye on…

An ode to the unrhymable hue as it defined my home state of California in the 1930s, and more. The Smithsonian’s design blog is absolutely worth keeping an eye on…