Richard Meltzer (author, poet, Blue Oyster Cult songwriter): What are you doing here? Me: I’m covering Viva’s party for the society pages. Richard Meltzer: Hmmmph. Some society. It was a very Portland cross-section of humanity—musicians, poets, strippers, and sundry riff-raff including myself—that crammed itself into Dante’s last Tuesday night. The occasion was the book release party for Magic Gardens, the spicy memoirs of stripper, writer, r...

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