Author of The Three Einsteins, The Best Party of Our Lives", and Ugly Time

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Gramma Poetry Book Launch at Mother Foucault's

  • Mother Foucault's Bookshop 523 SE Morrison St Portland, OR, 97214 (map)

HELLO PORTLAND! Please join Gramma to celebrate the releases of its first two full-length books : UGLY TIME, by Sarah Galvin (Seattle), and COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR LONELY GIRLS, by Christine Shan Shan Hou (Brooklyn). Portland Gramma family members Stacey Tran, Shayla Lawson, and Patricia No will also delight us with their words. 


SARAH GALVIN is the author of a book of poems, The Three Einsteins (Poor Claudia, 2014) and a book of essays, The Best Party of Our Lives (Sasquatch, 2015). Her poetry and essays can be also found in The Guardian, io, New Ohio Review, Vice Magazine, and Pinwheel, among others. She is a regular contributor to The Stranger newspaper. She is a winner of the 2015 Lottery Grant, a 2015 James W. Ray award nominee, and was considered for what would have been the first Radio Flyer Wagon DUI in Washington State history.

CHRISTINE SHAN SHAN HOU is a poet and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include “I'm Sunlight” (The Song Cave, 2016), C O N C R E T E S O U N D (2011), a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio, 2010).

STACEY TRAN is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table, a storytelling series about food featuring POC, queer, femme voices. Her work can be found in The Fanzine, diaCRITICS, GRAMMA, and The Volta, among others. Wendy's Subway is releasing her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (February, 2017).

SHAYLA LAWSON is the author of I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean (Saturnalia Books, 2018). She has written for Salon, Guernica, & ESPN. She is a former Scholar-in-Residence at the Giorgio Cini Foundation of Venice, Italy and a 2017 MacDowell Fellow.

PATRICIA NO is a writer, editor, and publisher in Portland, OR. She is the co-founder of Publication Studio and is an editor at Weekday, an annual literary magazine.