2019 at the Market!
SE 92nd Ave & SE Reedway
Sundays, at the Lents International Farmers Market mainstage
Please join us for our last season (we’ll be going on haitus in 2020):
June 16, 9:30-10:15am : Dale Champlin, Diane Corson, Jennifer Dawson and Rebecca Smolen
Aug. 18, 9:30-10:15am: Jenn Dowd, Saxar, Melissa Reeser Poulin, and Justin Rigamonti
The Lents International Farmers Market Poetry Series began with a chance meeting in the forests of Oregon’s Coast Range. Meredith Stewart and I connected immediately over a communal fire and Peruvian stew – both Lents residents, poets, women who biked (!), who had a love for our little rugged, urban neighborhood. We wanted to have a venue for emerging poets in Outer Southeast Portland, a place that is often overlooked for its past history of crime and poverty, but an area that is rich in culture and down-to-earth-people. So we took poetry to the Lents International Market, where we knew many diverse paths would cross.
Since 2012, (every year except for 2015), we have featured over 40 emerging and established poets share their work amidst the hustle and unpredictable bustle of a Sunday morning farmer’s market, located on SE 92nd one block north of SE Foster in Lents, Portland. The result has been a poignant harvest of words and new friends.
You can connect with us on Facebook, where we feature a poems from our readers and share local poetry & art news from the community.
See you at the market!
Kristin & Meredith