Wednesday, May 12, 2010

David Abel and Chris Daniels, Friday May 21, 7pm

Dear friends,

Please come out to The Waypost (3120 N. Williams, PDX) for some fine poetry Friday, May 21 with Portland's own David Abel and longtime Bay Area resident Chris Daniels. Daniels' new chapbook porous, nomadic (airfoil) will be available for the first time.

Food, beer, wine and espresso all available at The Waypost.

Festivities begin at 7pm.

Hope to see you there!



The perfervidly anti-capitalist, godless, internationalist son of well-known language-artist maestro David Daniels, Chris Daniels was born in NYC in 1956. He dropped out of high school to become a dishwasher and never bothered with college. He worked as a cook and played electric bass guitar for many years. In 1980, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he still lives and, until very recently, sold his labor at a terrible loss. For reasons still unclear to him, he passed the GED and received a high school diploma in 1996.
His books of translation include The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro by Fernando Pessoa and The Collected Poems of Álvaro de Campos by Fernando Pessoa, vol. 2 (both published by Shearsman Books; vol. 1 of Campos is forthcoming); On the Shining Screen of the Eyelids by Josely Vianna Baptista (Manifest Press); and an ongoing, fascicular anthology of Lusophone poetry, self-published and -distributed as exceedingly modest chapbooks.

Poet, performer, and multidisciplinary artist David Abel moved to Portland in 1997, after tenures in New York City and Albuquerque (where he maintained the Bridge Bookshop, and Passages Bookshop & Gallery, respectively). Also an editor, bookseller, and curator, he frequently collaborates in various capacities with friends far and near. He is a founding member of the Spare Room reading series (, now in its ninth year, and the author of various chapbooks and artist’s books, most recently Commonly (airfoil), While You Were In (disposable books), and Twenty- (Crane’s Bill Books). He is the publisher of the Envelope broadside series, and copublisher with Sam Lohmann of airfoil chapbooks.