Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nikky Finney @ Parker School

Nightviews Presents

Th e Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry

An Evening with Nikky Finney
John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina
Tuesday, April 22
7 p.m. | 
Heller Auditorium
Free and Open to the PublicRegister online here
Award-winning American poet Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. As a student at Talladega College, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Themes in Finney’s work reveal her commitment to social justice and cultural preservation. Finney has authored four books of poetry and a short story cycle. Her most recent book of poetry, Head Off & Split, was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.
Please join us for wonderful evening of poetry!
More on Nikky Finney is available here.
This event is made possible through a gift from the Hansell family. The Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry, established in the name of Jeanne Harris Hansell ’45, will ensure continued success of the “Poetry at Parker” series, as well as allowing the school to host renowned guest poets and speakers about poetry in years to come. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was Parker’s inaugural visiting poet in the 2012–13 academic year.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 12: Reading for MATTER

Matter a (somewhat) monthly online journal of political poetry and commentary established with the intention of breaking down structural antimonies between labor and capital, aesthetics and politics.

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*Facebook event page here

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nina Corwin is Waiting 4 the Bus + open mic (April 21st)

come on out to the coolest most laid back place for poetry. With a loose format, W4tB is a place for folks who are serious about their craft and not much else.
Join guest host Dana Jerman
super cool feature Nina Corwin
and the W4tB regular Weirdos

sign up 7:30pm
showtime 8-10pm
Jaks Tap
901 W Jackson

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

R. Erica Doyle and Ronaldo Wilson Reading

The Spring 2014 Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, presents Ronaldo Wilson and R. Erica Doyle.

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30pm
Where: Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave, Second Floor

R. ERICA DOYLE is the author of proxy (Belladonna* Books, 2013). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, and Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, among others.

RONALDO WILSON, PhD, is the author of Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, forthcoming), Lucy 72 (1913 Press, forthcoming), Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), and is co-founder of the Black Took Collective.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Damask Press Release Reading for Aster to Daylily Saturday at Spudnik Press Annex

Join Damask Press in celebrating the release of Jay Besemer's chapbook Aster to Daylily this Saturday at the Annex to Spudnik Press.  Doors open at 6, with readings by Adrienne Dodt, Cean Gamalinda, and Jay Besemer beginning at 6:30.  Details and FB RSVP here:

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