Poor Claudia, one of Portland's budding independent lit mags, is moving beyond biannual issues and releasing three chapbooks by local poets. James Gendron, Joseph Main, and Emily Kendal Frey have all appeared in Poor Claudia's pages and will be celebrating the release of their work with an afternoon reading this Sunday at Powell's on Hawthorne.

James Gendron's Money Poems is an innocently scathing look at the vagaries of chasing, making, spending, hating, and coveting money. The poems turn surprisingly from banal to insightful and humorous. Joseph Main's PoumPoum Tra LaLa is full of wordplay, while Emily Kendal Frey's Frances is a long, reflective story in verse.

This all goes down Sunday at 4 pm. Come out and enjoy our awesome local poetry scene!