16th Annual Juried Reading & Award Ceremony
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 7:30pm
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue
From a field of nearly 300 submissions, seven poets have been selected as finalists for the Poetry Center of Chicago's 16th Annual Juried Reading Competition, judged by award-winning poet Mark Nowak. Third, second and first place winners will be annoucned at the May 19 award ceremony, and all finalists will receive awards and read from their work at this annual celebratory event.
Finalists of the 16th Annual Juried Reading Contest:
Judge Mark Nowak is a poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for
"regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature". Nowak
regularly leads transnational poetry workshops between American and
international trade unions. He is the author of Revenants and Shut
Up Shut Down, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and
finalist for the Academy of American Poets' James Laughlin Award. A
native of Buffalo, New York, he is now the Director of the Rose O'Neill
Literary House at Washington College in Maryland.