Performing Arts: Poetry & Jazz
In honor of National Poetry Month, please join us for an afternoon of poetry and jazz performed by Poet Emmett Wheatfall and local musicians.
Emmett Wheatfall lives in Portland, Oregon where he reads, writes, publishes and performs poetry. He has published six books of poetry. They are He Sees Things (2010), We Think We Know (2011), The Meaning of Me (2012), Bread Widow (2013, and his first hardback collection titled Fragments (2015). He published his sixth collection titled As Clean as a Bone in May 2018 through Fernwood Press, an imprint of Barclay Press.
He has performed lyrical spoken word poetry in local jazz venues such as Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant, Tony Starlight's Supper Club and Lounge, Backspace Café (formerly), Portland's fabulous Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and many venues around the Portland area. He has performed lyrical spoken word jazz and blues poetry at Jimmy Mak’s Jazz Club: the former premier Northwest Jazz club, having been regarded as one of America's top 100 Jazz Clubs.