TONIGHT at the Holocene, Poor Claudia and Octopus Books are throwing a release party for poet James Gendron's collection, Sexual Boats (Sex Boats), and Joel Statz's book of cartoon drawings, Bart V Univers.

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There will be readings, bands, and DJs. The Facebook page has a solid rundown of the program, but I'll just add that James Gendron is an affable and amusing poet and a pleasure to hear read. Joel Statz will talk about his drawings and hopefully take questions. Joanna Klink is the current Tin House Writer-In-Residence at Portland State.

Festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Holocene. Admission is $5. See you there!