Friday, December 24, 2010

Dangerous Amusements


On 15 Jan. 2011, The Chicago Poetry Brothel Will Present: Dangerous Amusements

At The Chicago House of Blues—The Brilliant Entrance to the Underworld Itself—Doors open at 8 pm.

Young girls who have danced a little are attracted by the blazing light, gaiety and apparent happiness of the parlor & the games within, which, in many instances, leads to their downfall. Young men have little idea just how wicked the scantily attired Poetry Whores are with their honeyed-up poems. There is no turning away now darling, join us for a night of dangerous amusements, poetry mad libs and charades. $5 if dressed Victorian. $10 if not.

Never been to a poetry brothel? Here is a taste of what you’ve been missing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvykwKIS_dA&feature=player_embedded


Love,
The Madam Black-eyed Susan

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Encyclopedia Show


Wed, Jan 5
7:30 PM
Vittum Theatre
1012 N Noble St,

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW PRESENTS SERIES 3, VOLUME 5:
BRAINS !

Chicago Slam Works brings to you the 2009 "Orgie Theatre Award" winning Encyclopedia Show.

Tickets at the door.
$8 Adults
$5 Students
All ages

www.encyclopediashow.com

This Month - BRAINS. With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: BRAINS.

Featuring (Contributor - Theme):

James Tadd Adcox (Artifice Magazine) The Technium;

Mary Hamilton(Quickies!) Prosopagnosia;

Tasha Viets-VanLear (LTAB Finalist) Lucid Dreaming;

Mason Johnson (Silvertongue Reading Series) Krang (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles);

Caitlin Parrish (USC MFA Candidate) Toxoplasmosis;

Jim Dobson (International Forensics Superstar) Octopus Tentacle Peripheral Nervous Systems;

an original composition on Alzheimer's Disease by composer Roy Magnuson and performed by the Élan String Quartet;

and an interview with professional neurologist Dr. Rimas V. Lukas.

With hosts

Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and

Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles)

cast regulars:

Fact Checker Ian Belknap (Write Club);

Patrick Carberry (Fiction Writer);

Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet);

Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet);

Edward Thomas-Herrera(Boy Girl Boy Girl);

Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans";

and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) -as Jilted Emily Rose.

About The Encyclopedia Show
Winner of a 2009 "Orgie Theatre Award", The Encyclopedia Show is brought to you from the minds of poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked from the encyclopedia and related assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers. Past contributors have included Bill Ayers, Marc Smith, Paul Sereno, Anis Mojgani, Idris Goodwin, Lisa Buscani, Cameron McGill, Kevin Coval, Cin Salach, Roger Bonair-Agard and Derrick Brown. For audio from previous shows and additional information, please visit www.encyclopediashow.com

The Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists' communities. To date, the show has been staged in ten different cities around the globe from Austin to Vancouver to Seoul South Korea.

About Chicago Slam Works:
Chicago Slam Works brings together audiences, poets and arts organizations to promote the quality of oral tradition through well-crafted poetry. www.chicagoslamworks.com.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tallgrass Writer's Guild

Wed, Dec 28
7:30pm

The Bourgeois Pig
738 West Fullerton

Tim. W. Brown will be the Featured Author at the December 28 TallGrass Writers Guild Open Mic, 7:30pm upstairs at The Bourgeois Pig, 738 West Fullerton, Chicago, when he will read excerpts from his latest novel, Second Acts, and discuss its development.

Brown graduated summa cum laude with an American studies degree from Northern Illinois University. He is the author of three novels, Deconstruction Acres (1997), Left of the Loop (2001) and Walking Man (2008). His latest literary effort is Second Acts, a comic historical novel set in 1830s America, released in October 2010. Brown’s fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in over two hundred publications, including Another Chicago Magazine, The Bloomsbury Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chelsea, Chiron Review, Colorado Review, The Fiction Review, The Ledge, Main Street Rag, New Observations, Oyez Review, Pleiades, Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi, Rockford Review, Slipstream, Small Press Review, and Storyhead. A long-time resident of Chicago, where he was a fixture in that city’s literary scene as a writer, performer, and publisher of Tomorrow Magazine (1982-1999), Brown moved to New York in 2003. He currently earns his living as a writer at Bloomberg.

“Really clicking, Second Acts is a picaresque, sci-fi/western, such as Verne or Welles might have penned it. In subverting history Brown’s tale celebrates it, with a scholar’s eye for authentic details and at a pacing so swift the pages give off a nice breeze.”–Peter Selgin

“Half-magical, half-farcical, Second Acts is full of vitality and humor, a modern update of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Second Acts is a sparkling gem of a book, one that inspires both contemplation and more than a few belly laughs.”–Greg Downs

“Second Acts draws equally upon history and imagining, and the result is a brilliant book that Mark Twain might’ve written had he shared a brain with Jack Finney for awhile.”–Sharon Mesmer

Following Brown is the regularly scheduled Open Mic, where participants are welcome to present up to 10 minutes of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, music, comedy and more. Cover charge for the full evening is $6 reduced to $5 for students. For details, call 219-322-7270 or email outriderpress@sbcglobal.net or tallgrassguild@sbcglobal.net.

TallGrass Writers Guild is a registered, 501-C-3 nonprofit arts organization.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

W4tB presents Open Mic at the Bus Stop

IT'S DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY NIGHT. OPEN MIC AND SUPER FEATURE DONNA VORREYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

01.25 the Cafe poetry open mic & feature


January 25, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic

5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). January 25th has Maxwell Baumbach as a feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

01.18 the Cafe poetry open mic & feature


January 18, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic

5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). January 18th has Jeff Helgeson as a feature, as well as an open mic. For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or even the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

01.11 the Cafe poetry open mic & feature


January 11, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic

5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). January 11th has Vittorio (Vito) Carli as a feature, as well as an open mic. For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or even the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

12.21 the Cafe poetry open mic & group reading for podcast


December 21, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic

5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda,
plus donation for the feature)


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). December 21st has no singular feature, so all attendees bring 1 page poems for others to read. The end of the year feature for the Cafe in 2010 will BE the open mic. Everyone can pick writings from others beforehand and we will repeat the names in order on the sign-up sheet (Janet will be the first on the list, and she's bringing her poems AND poems from regulars at the Cafe she has copies of to read) so many people can read many DIFFERENT writers. It is great to hear a poet's poetry in another person's voice, so...
bring cleanly written or typed poems for OTHERS to read, dress in red or green (if you want), borrow our Santa caps or reindeer headband when you're at mike reading for the podcast (if you're in the holiday spirit), and let's celebrate poetry at the Cafe together on Tuesday, December 21st!

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or even the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

Speaking of a podcast, if we read a lot on Tuesday, December 21st, we may do a few half hour sets and have more than one podcast for the weeks the Cafe is not running before the January 11th 2011 poetry open mic and feature at the Cafe.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Make Magazine Release Party



Friday, December 17 · 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Stop Smiling Storefront
1371 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL



MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine
More Info $10 donation includes complementary PBR, wine,
and holiday snacks.
21+


Features readings from contributors, including:
...-Alvilde Falck
-Judith Goldman
-Elizabeth Hildreth
-Devin King
-Fred Sasaki

Music from the one and only TCB (Tiny Cover Band)

Mini Chicago Ward Primer from Joe Drogos, featuring the" top five things that are five things"

DJ Joel Craig and guests

PLUS! Issue 10 "At Play" subscriptions and individual copies at a discount!

Alvilde Falck is a nineteen-year-old Norwegian girl currently studying in Chicago. In Norway, her poetry has been published in a collection of poems by teenage writers, as well as in a nonfiction book on female youth culture. In America, her creative nonfiction has been published in Orion Magazine.

Judith Goldman received her PhD from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature (2007). She is also the author of two books of poetry, Vocoder (Roof 2001) and DeathStar/Rico-chet (O 2006), and the co-editor, with Leslie Scalapino, of War and Peace, an annual anthology of experimental writing against the war.

Elizabeth Hildreth lives in Chicago and works as an instructional designer and a regular interviewer for the online literary magazine Bookslut. She blogs at The Effect of Small Animals. HYPERLINK "http://theeffectofsmallanimals.blogspot.com/"http://theeffectofsmallanimals.blogspot.com/

Devin King lives and works in Chicago. His first book of poetry, CLOPS, is out from the Green Lantern Press.

Fred Sasaki's work in this issue is from a manuscript called "Letters of Interest," parts of which have appeared or are forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Pax Americana, ACM, Artifice, Proximity, Rocktober, and other places.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Danny's Reading Series

Wednesday, December 15 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location 1951 W. Dickens, Chicago


Poetry by N S (Nathanaël), Peter O'Leary, and Chris Glomski

I am sad to say that after over four years and some 50 readings, Chris Glomski has decided to move on from being a curator at Danny's. I would like to thank him for his friendship, his love for and knowledge of poetry, and for all of his contributions over the past years...I have learned so much from him. Chris will also be reading this night, to bid farewell to his cura...ting role. He is the author of TRANSPARENCIES LIFTED FROM NOON (Spuyten Duyvil), and his THE NINETEENTH CENTURY is forthcoming from the Cultural Society. Chris has been a major contributor to our community, and will continue in that, no doubt, but please join me in thanking him for all he's done for The Danny's Reading Series.

--Joel Craig


N S (Nathanaël) writes l'entre-genre in English and French. She is the author of a dozen books including ABSENCE WHERE AS (CLAUDE CAHUN AND THE UNOPENED BOOK) (Nighboat Books, 2009), AT ALBERTA (BookThug, 2008), THE SORROW AND THE FAST OF IT (Nightboat Books, 2007), TOUCH TO AFFLICTION (Coach House, 2006), PAPER CITY (Coach House, 2003), Je Nathanaël (l'Hexagone, 2003) and L'Injure (l'Hexagone, 2004), a finalist for the 2005 Prix Alain-Grandbois and Prix Trillium. JE NATHANAËL exists in English self-translation (BookThug, 2006). Other work exists in Basque and Slovene with book-length translations in Bulgarian (Paradox Publishing, 2007). In addition to translating herself, Stephens has translated works by Catherine Mavrikakis, Gail Scott, Bhanu Kapil, and Sina Queyras.

Peter O’Leary was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1968. Though he has lived for extended stays in Portland, Vienna, St. Louis, and Budapest, the bulk of his life has been lived alongside the Great Lakes and their waterways: the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, and Lake Michigan. His books include Watchfulness, A Mystical Theology of the Limbic Fissure, Depth Theology, Wren/Omen, and Benedicite. Luminous Epinoia, his third full-length book, has just been published by the Cultural Society. He lives in Berwyn, Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and for the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. Vocations to poetry and religion have committed him to the pursuit of what St. Bonaventure named an itinerarium mentis in deum, or the journey of the mind to God, with particular attention devoted to the mystagogical-initiatic and the mytho-poetical.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Elastic Collision

Friday, December 10 ·
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL


The SMASH edition of the Calisthenics for Shrapnel festival at Links Hall is proud to present

PATRICK ROSAL -- author of "Uprock, Headspin, Scramble, and Dive" and "My American Kundiman" -- and local favorite poet superstar playwright KRISTIANA COLON

with opening showcase of emerging poetic talent including Victor Ortiz, Malcolm London, and more!
...
For tickets, visit www.linkshall.org. Get yours today!!!

PATRICK ROSAL is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive , which won the Members' Choice Award from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and more recently, My American Kundiman, which won the Association of Asian American Studies 2006 Book Award in Poetry as well as the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award. In 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines. He currently teaches at Drew University's Low-Residency MFA program and Sarah Lawrence College. The son of immigrants from the Ilocos region of the Philippines, Rosal is a New Jersey native, a life-long amateur musician, an old-school b-boy and DJ. In the late 80s and early 90s, he produced music for Metropolitan Recording Corporation, working with acts like April Kelly, Laissez Faire, and Joey Gold. He can still uprock and do baby swipes.

Kristiana Colón, one of Chicago's Def Poets, is a poet, playwright, actress, and educator who has been writing and performing for eight years. Kristiana has rocked the mic at some of the Midwest's top venues including the Park West, the Metro, the Star Plaza Theater, the Aragon, the HotHouse, Darkroom, Subterranean, the Funky Buddha Lounge and Sonotheque, as well as venues across the nation and abroad. Kristiana's first original play, "but i cd only whisper" was produced at the University of Chicago. It has since received a reading at the Lincoln Center in New York and won 2nd place in the 2008 Theodore Ward Playwriting Competition. She believes in the power of art as an educational tool and is committed to arts integration as a way to reinvigorate the learning experience, build social awareness, and provoke critical analysis of the world in which we live.

Indie Lit Roadshow Hits Chicago


Chicago hosts a one-day-only pop-up bookshop featuring the best of the Midwest’s independent presses, bookstores, and magazines. They’ll be plenty of book shopping (just in time for the holidays) as well as sporadic performances, all at the Green Lantern Gallery, originally meant to be the home for the new bookstore The Paper Cave. Instead, we’ve condensed the bookstore into a one-day booktravaganza. This will be your first and last chance to shop Chicago’s curatorial pop-up bookshop. In honor of the venture there will be a ribbon un-cutting, and Artifice Magazine’s papier-mâché cave, which the curious can crawl inside to hear some of the best in Chicago readings.

Presenters Featherproof Books, Green Lantern Press, Artifice Magazine and Knee-Jerk Magazine are joined by participants Quimbys, Hobart, Poetry, The Book Cellar, Another Chicago Magazine, Rose Metal Press, THE2NDHAND, Dzanc, Make Magazine, The Show ‘n Tell Show, Other Voices Books, The Encyclopedia Show, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Vouched Books, The Paper Cave, PANK Magazine, Golden Age, and Stop Smiling Books.


December 12th, 10am to 10pm

The Green Lantern Gallery/The Paper Cave

2542 W. Chicago Ave., Storefront


*****



The Indie Lit Roadshow is a cross-country celebration of the best in independent literature. It represents a coming-together of some of the most innovative book lovers around: independent bookstores, presses, journals, magazines, reading series and pop-up bookshops. It’s a weekend full of events, each rooted in the home-grown literary scenes blossoming in the following cities:

Austin, TX (N.A.R.W.A.L.L.)
Baltimore, MA (Monumental ...Genius)
Baton Rouge, LA (River Writers)
Brooklyn, NY (Gigantic)
Brooklyn, NY (Birdsong)
Chicago, IL (Featherproof, Green Lantern, Artifice, Knee-Jerk)
Lawrence, KS (Beecher’s Magazine)
Hadley, MA (Flying Object)
Portland, OR (Redefine Magazine)
Seattle, WA (Pilot Books)

So join us for a weekend of nonstop parties, performances, and pop-up book shops from coast to coast!

More info at: http://www.indielitshow.com/.

A selection of Participants: Pilot Books, N.A.R.W.A.L.L., Ampersand, Monumental Genius, River Writers, Birdsong, Featherproof, Green Lantern, Artifice, Knee-Jerk, Beecher’s Magazine, Gigantic, Bouwerie, Flying Object, Redefine Magazine, Paul Legault, Margo Greenfield, John Haskell, Melissa Broder, Quimbys, Hobart, Poetry, The Book Cellar, Another Chicago Magazine, Rose Metal Press, THE2NDHAND, Dzanc, Publishing Genius, Shattered Wig Review, The Monumental Reading Series, Normals Books & Records, the WORMS reading series, Stephanie Barber, Laura van den Berg, Dina Kelberman, Michael Kimball, Justin Sirois, John Dermot Woods, Make Magazine, The Show ‘n Tell Show, Other Voices Books, The Encyclopedia Show, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Vouched Books, Switchback Books, The Paper Cave, PANK Magazine, Golden Age, Domy, and Stop Smiling Books.See More

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vocesueltas



Thurs December 9th, 6pm.

Contratiempo presents readings and a panel discussion with Spanish-language authors. Panelists include Jochy Herrera, Febronio Zatarain, Raul Dorantes, and Juana Iris Georgen.

Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park Room
78 E. Washington St.
312-744-6630
chicagoculturalcenter.org

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dec 5: Poets Theater in Chicago


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5th

6 local poets with
48 hours to devise
a program of Poets Theater

6:00PM
Roundtable Discussion featuring
John Beer, Jennifer Karmin, Ruth Margraff & Don Share
moderated by Patrick Durgin, publisher of Kenning Editions,
and Valerie Johnson, Managing Editor of Poetry Magazine

7:30PM
Performance & Talkback featuring
Daniel Borzutsky, Duriel Harris, John Keene,
Jacob Saenz, Leila Wilson & Tim Yu

at Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway
Admission is free. ADA accessible.
Reservations are strongly recommended.
http://www.oracletheatre.org

a celebration for
The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater: 1945-1985
edited by Kevin Killian and David Brazil
http://www.kenningeditions.com

Sponsored by
Kenning Editions
Oracle Productions
& The Poetry Foundation
http://www.poetryfoundation.org

John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010). He has curated a poet’s theater showcase at Links Hall in Chicago, directed Robert Duncan’s Medea at Kolchis, and is editing a special section on poet’s theater for Jacket. He is a staff theater writer at Time Out Chicago.

Daniel Borzutzky is the author of The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007); and Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005). He is the translator of Raul Zurita’s Song for his Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010) and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008).

Duriel E. Harris is a co-founder of Black Took Collective and a member of Douglas Ewart & Inventions free jazz ensemble. Extending the multivocal experiments of Drag (Elixir Press, 2003), she is currently at work on the AMNESIAC media art project. Her collection Amnesiac: Poems is being released by Sheep Meadow Press this fall.

Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010.

John Keene is the author of Annotations (New Directions) and, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, of Seismosis (1913 Press). He teaches at Northwestern University.

Ruth Margraff is a playwright, librettist, lyricist, and performer. Her writing has been developed and produced internationally, notably in such venues as The Guggenheim Museum and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The recipient of four Rockefeller Foundation Multi-Arts commissions, among other honors and awards, she is currently Associate Professor of Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jacob Saenz is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. His work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Inkstains, OCHO, Poetry and other journals. He works at a library and is an associate editor for RHINO.

Don Share is Senior Editor of Poetry magazine. His books include Squandermania (Salt Publishing), Union (Zoo Press), and the forthcoming titles Wishbone (Black Sparrow); a critical edition of Basil Bunting’s poems (Faber and Faber); and Bunting’s Persia (Flood Editions). He has been Poetry Editor of Harvard Review and Partisan Review, Editor of Literary Imagination, and curator of poetry at Harvard University.

Leila Wilson’s The Hundred Grasses is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2011. Her poems have appeared in A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, Poetry, The Canary, and elsewhere. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute.

Timothy Yu is the author of a chapbook, Journey to the West (Barrow Street), winner of the Vincent Chin Memorial Chapbook Prize from Kundiman, and the critical book Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 (Stanford University Press). He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

12.04 Poetry with short stories & flash ficktion videos hour-long feature


December 4, 7:00PM

Janet Kuypers
"the stories of women"

(at Swing State, 19041 W. Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL, 60046)

"Swing State" is an all-ages hookah lounge, featuring a night called "Visual Nonsense" on Saturday, December 4th 2010, with a night of performers, often with video. Janet Kuypers is the first feature this evening, with a ~50 minute set of poems, flash fiction, and a short story pertaining to many women's issues. There will be videos during her entire performance displayed on a large background screen (including a number of videos she filmed specifically for this show), original background music, prerecorded vocals from Monica F. and live vocals from John Yotko. There will even be (for those addicted to video and television) streaming live video of Kuypers' performance on a large television monitor during the show.

Currently a play list is on line at
http://scars.tv/av/20101204/women.htm, there is a $6 entry for Swing State but free coffee all night, and for those who cannot make the trip to Lake Villa for this long evening of Visual Nonsense, there will be web pages with mp3 and video highlights of the evening.

12.14 the Cafe poetry open mic & feature


December 7, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic

5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda,
plus donation for the feature)


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). December 14th has GPA (the Poetic Unsub) as a feature, as well as an open mic. For info about the open mic and the 2010 schedule (or even the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Seven Corners: Call for Digital Poetry


Seven Corners is seeking previously unpublished digital or new media poetry by Chicago or Midwestern poets that can be published in or linked from a blog venue. We are also seeking visual poetry that is digitally mediated.

Please send work or an abstract/description of your project to stevehalle77 at gmail dot com. Please put "Seven Corners Digital Submission" in the subject line.

Feel free to forward this call for poetry to others.