The Revolving Door —A monthly series of poetry and cultural musings
Wednesday, March 17, at Red Kiva, 1108 W. Randolph
Open mic @ 7:30PM / Features @ 8PM
Jacob S. Knabb’s double-life as an editor of Another Chicago Magazine and THE2NDHAND and lecturer of composition at UIC has led him to cast his demons into a herd of swine he saw by a ravine. He is still waiting to hear them hit bottom.
Coya Paz is proud to be a founding member of the Proyecto Latina Collective and the director in residence for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex. I believe in making performance that makes people laugh, makes people think, makes people cry – all in the same show. I believe in performance that matters in people’s lives because I believe performance CAN matter in people’s lives. I get bored in plays by/for/about rich white people, unless one of those rich white people is Alan Rickman, because I have a crush on him.
Avery R. Young: “Unmistakably black – Unapologetically human,” definitely describes Avery R. Young written and performance work. Indoctrinated with the 400+ years of the African-American experience, history, culture and art, avery r. young’s work blends phonetics, linguistics, hymns, jazz and hip hop to depict the politic and inspiring attributes attached to the stories of a people. young has worked as a teaching artist, mentoring and shaping youth in the craft of creative writing and theatre. Young’s written work also appears in such anthologies as Callallou, To Be Left With The Body, Warpland, Reverie Review and Fingernails Across The Chalkboard. young has performed in the Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Lollapalooza, WordStock and is featured on such compilations as New World Reveal-A-Solution Catfish Haven’s Devastator and New Skool Poetics. young has appeared on BET, MTV, ABC and WGN’s Morning News. young is currently working on a manuscript and music for an upcoming album.