Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Elbowing Off the Stage
Abi Stokes, y madrone,
& John Murillo
Thursday, May 14
1278 North Milwaukee 4W
a few blocks North of Ashland
B Y O B
Note: push the door really hard when you get there!
Abi Stokes is originally from Portland, Oregon. She is a junior in the BA poetry program at Columbia College Chicago. She currently co-edits for Columbia Poetry Review and Elephant Zine. She finds robots irresistibly cute.
y madrone currently writes in Chicago, IL via Olympia, WA via Detroit, MI via Baku, Ahzerbaijan. S/he collects locations to place verbs and find nouns in, enjoys multi-syllabic names and miniature bicycling. Currently s/he is holding the breath for a hot air balloon to lift and land with.
John Murillo is a two-time Larry Neal Writers' Award winner and the 2008-2009 Elma B. Stuckey Visiting Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, Lumina, and the anthology DC Poets Against the War.