Friday, October 22, 2010

Columbia College Faculty Reading

2nd Annual Columbia College Chicago Faculty Poetry Reading

Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden (back room)
3258 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL

Please join us in the back room of Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden for the 2nd Annual Columbia College Chicago Faculty Poetry Reading.

Featured readers include: Jaswinder Bolina, Lisa Fishman, David Trinidad, Jenny Boully* (TBD), Tony Trigilio, and Arielle Greenberg.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp.
There will be books available for sale before and after the reading.

Contact Hafizah Geter at or Dolly Lemeke at

JASWINDER BOLINA received his MFA from the University of Michigan in 2003 and his PhD from Ohio University in 2010. His first book, Carrier Wave, won the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry and was published in 2007. Poems from his new manuscript have appeared in recent issues of American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. He is the 2010-11 Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago.

LISA FISHMAN is the author of three books of poetry and three chapbooks and has a new book, F L O W E R C A R T, forthcoming on Ahsahta Press. Portions of that work appear in recent issues of A Public Space, Conduit, 1913, Volt, Interim, Women’s Studies Quarterly and other journals. Her earlier books are The Happiness Experiment and Dear, Read (both published on Ahsahta), and The Deep Heart’s Core Is a Suitcase (New Issues Press). Chapbooks are Lining (Boxwood Editions), KabbaLoom (Wyrd Press), and ‘The Holy Spirit does not deal in synonimes’: Notes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the Margins of Her Greek and Hebrew Bibles (Parcel Press). She is the Associate Chair as well as a full-time professor in the English Department of Columbia College Chicago.

DAVID TRINIDAD is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Late Show (2007), Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse (2003), and Plasticville (2000), a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has received awards from The Fund for Poetry and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his work has appeared in numerous periodicals and several anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. He is a member of the Core Poetry Faculty at Columbia College Chicago. Originally from Los Angeles, Trinidad has been called "a master of the postmodern pop-culture sublime." His work is also associated with the innovative formalism of the New York School. Alice Notley has written, "There is an unwavering light in all of Trinidad's work that turns individual words into objects, new facts."

JENNY BOULLY is the author of The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande, 2007), [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Books, 2006), The Body: An Essay (Essay Press, 2007 and Slope Editions, 2002), and the chapbook Moveable Types (Noemi Press, 2007). Her latest book, not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them, is forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her work has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American Poetry, Language for a New Century, and Great American Prose Poems. Born in Thailand and reared in Texas, she joined the faculty at Columbia College Chicago in Fall 2008.

TONY TRIGILIO is a member of the Core Poetry Faculty and co-edits the poetry journal Court Green. He is the author of the poetry collection The Lama's English Lessons (Three Candles Press, 2006); the chapbooks, With the Memory, Which is Enormous (Main Street Rag Press; forthcoming, 2009) and Make a Joke and I Will Sigh and You Will Laugh and I Will Cry (e-chap, Scantily Clad Press, 2008); and two books of criticism, Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007) and "Strange Prophecies Anew": Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg (Fairleigh, Dickinson University Press, 2000). Tony received a 2009 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, and is a past recipient of Faculty Development Grants, a Technology Fellows Grant, and a Curriculum Diversity Grant from Columbia College Chicago.

ARIELLE GREENBERG is the author of two collections of poetry, My Kafka Century (Action Books, forthcoming 2005) and Given (Verse, 2002), and editor, along with Rachel Zucker, of the anthologies Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days (University of Iowa, 2010) and Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts & Affections (University of Iowa, 2008). Another anthology, Gurlesque (Saturnalia 2010), on a theory of feminist poetics she developed, is co-edited with Lara Glenum. She is also an editor of a college composition reader, Youth Subcultures: Exploring Underground America (Longman, 2006), editor at the literary magazines Court Green and Black Clock. Her own poems have appeared in journals including the American Poetry Review and the Denver Quarterly and were featured in the 2004 and 2005 volumes of Best American Poetry. She is the recipient of a Saltonstall Artist's Grant and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship.