Friday, August 31

Reading at Cushing Street Poetry, Tucson


a reading by


8:00 pm, Thursday, September 6th, 2007

at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, on the patio
198 W. Cushing Street
in Tucson, Arizona

just south of Tucson Convention Center
1 block east of Main Street

admission is FREE

The Cushing Street Poetry Series is sponsored by Chax Press, POG, & Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant.

POG & CHAX PRESS events are sponsored in part by grants from the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Please call Chax Press at 520-620-1626, or email
chax@theriver. com, for more information. Do not inquire until June 19, please.


Arpine Konyalian Grenier holds graduate degrees from the American University of Beirut and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York. Her work has appeared in How2, Columbia Poetry Review, Sulfur, The Iowa Review, Phoebe, Fence, Verse, Big Bridge and elsewhere, including several anthologies. She has repeatedly been chosen as finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Greg Grummer Award Competitions, has authored two volumes of poetry, and a chapbook is forthcoming from NeOpp Pepper Press.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books),
Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD), and The Book of Ocean (i.e. press). Maryrose is part of Spare Room, a group of people who organize readings and other events in Portland and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Her blog is at

Mark Salerno is the author of Hate (96 Tears Press), Method (The Figures) and So One Could Have (Red Hen Press). Method was a Finalist in the National Poetry Series. From 1993 to 1999, he edited Arshile: A Magazine of the Arts. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity and Talisman. He is the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award. His most recent book is Odalisque (SALT 2007), about which Michael Davidson has written,
"Salerno’s tightly wrought poems probe the interstices between seeming and being, between Hollywood and the stars, between 'desire and attendant clamor.' If Ingres had placed his Odalisque on the Sunset Strip, she might be looking at us through these poems. This is a completely original work by a serious, important poet."