***Saturday, October 16 at 7pm***
Kristy Odelius & Mark Wallace
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor
KRISTY ODELIUS is the author of Strange Trades (Shearsman Books, 2008) and Bee Spit (Dancing Girl Press, 2007). She is Associate Professor of English at North Park University, where she teaches Creative Writing and British Literature. Her reviews and poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Notre Dame Review, GutCult, ACM, Diagram, La Petite Zine, Versal, Moria, SharkForum and others.
MARK WALLACE is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008). Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot. He teaches at California State University San Marcos.
***Sunday, October 17 at 7pm***
Jennifer Karmin, Tom Orange & Mark Wallace
Gallery B4S613 6th Street
JENNIFER KARMIN's text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. At home in Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.
TOM ORANGE's recent work includes “Tremont Poetography,” a group poet-photographer book and exhibition at Doubting Thomas Gallery; solo and small group experimental music performances on alto sax, clarinet, guitar, banjo, and dulcimer at The Scarab Club (Detroit), Sp@ce 224 Gallery (Buffalo), Audio Visual Baptism (Cleveland), and the Post_Moot Convocation (Oxford, Ohio); and an excerpt from his chapbook American Dialectics (Slack Buddha) being reprinted in Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (edited by Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith for Northwestern University Press) due out this December. His music blog can be found at http://destinationout.vox.com/.
MARK WALLACE (see October 16 bio)