THE MYOPIC POETRY SERIES — a weekly series of readings and occasional poets' talks
Myopic Books in Chicago — All readings begin at 7:00 / 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor
Contact curator Larry Sawyer for booking information and requests.
This SATURDAY at Myopic Books:
Saturday, May 15 – Brandon Downing & MacGregor Card
MacGregor CARD is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Jackson Heights, NYC. His first collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, is just out from Fence (December 2009). A new chapbook, The Archers, is forthcoming from Song Cave. With Andrew Maxwell he was co-editor of The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research, from 1997-2005. He teaches poetry at Pratt Institute and is an associate editor of the MLA International Bibliography.
Brandon DOWNING is a photographer, collagist, filmmaker and poet. A longtime member of the Flarf Collective, his books include Lake Antiquity: Poems 1996-2008 (Fence, 2009), The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005). A feature-length collection of his short films, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, was released on DVD in 2007, with a further installment expected in 2010. Photographic work can be seen at www.brandondowning.org, while recent video projects can often be found at www.youtube.com/user/bdown68. He lives in New York City.
Sunday, May 16 – Daniela Olszewska & Aaron Fagan
Daniela OLSZEWSKA was born in Wrocław, Poland, grew up in the area known as Chicagoland, and now lives in the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Roll Tide!). She is the author of four chapbooks, including The Partial Autobiography of Jane Doe (dancing girl press) and The Twelve Wives of Citizen Jane (Spooky Girlfriend Press). Daniela is the current Poetry Editor of Black Warrior Review. This summer, she will teach poetry to guests of the state via the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project.
Aaron FAGAN was born in Rochester, New York, in 1973. He is the author of two collections of poetry published by Salt in London: Garage in 2007 and Echo Train, which was just released in April. A graduate of Hampshire College and Syracuse University, he has been an assistant editor for Poetry magazine in Chicago and a copy editor for Scientific American magazine in New York City. He lives near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.