• Fry

    Pamela Medland reads her poem “Fry” published in Portal 2024. Related Images:

  • Tempest

    Laurent Lemay reads his poem “Tempest” published in Portal 2024. Related Images:

  • Compound

    Elke Sorenson reads her poem “Compound” published in Portal 2024. Related Images:

  • Start Here

    Claire Gordon reads her poem “Start Here” published in Portal 2024. Related Images:

  • Field Notes

    Claire Gordon reads her poem “Field Notes” published in Portal 2024. Related Images:

  • Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We're Dead (2023) by Catherine Graham

    Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead

    Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead selects poems from Catherine Graham’s works published over the last 20 years--Pupa (2003), The Red Element (2008), Winterkill (2010), Her Red Hair Rises with The Wings of Insects (2013), and The Celery Forest (2017)—and places them chronologically after new poems that open the collection for a total of six sections in the book

  • A Devil Every Day (2023) John Nyman

    The Devil Every Day

    John Nyman’s A Devil Every Day is a holy trinity—verse, rhythm, and form—compiled into a diabolical 3-part collection of poetry that examines classical Christianity through a modern lens: Becoming, Becoming Evil, and Praise God. Topics range from houseplants to dreams, government to whiteness, divinity to hellish incantations.

  • Portfolio – Délani Valin

    Portal's reading series is back for fall 2023! Join us in the attic where keynote speaker Délani Valin will read from her debut poetry collection, Shapeshifters.

  • Graphic promoting Portfolio 2023 Poetry Reading. Left: book cover of Cut to Fortress. Right: Headshot of author Tawahum Bige.

    Portfolio – Tawahum Bige

    Join us in the attic for our 2023 Portfolio Series—our next event features Two Spirit author Tawahum Bige, who will be reading poetry from their debut collection, Cut to Fortress.