If you live in Portland, here's a great way for you to get your poetry fix: former HFR contributor, Joseph Mains, has put together a reading series at the Worksound Gallery that promises to be pretty awesome. First up next Thursday is Mathias Svalina, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Solan Jensen, and Ally Harris, all great writers, all totally worth checking out.

Here's a link to the Bad Blood Reading Series blog, where you can keep up with future readings and contact Joseph and his fellow organizers. And check out Joseph's poems, "Self-Portrait as Ornament II" and "The Afternoon We & Light Held Still (I)," in Issue #45 of HFR.