Friday, September 14, 2012

Kenyatta Rogers and Jill Magi Reading

Come on out to hear to Kenyatta Rogers and Jill Magi read as part of Columbia College Chicago’s Fall 2012 Poetry Reading series.

When: Wednesday, September 19, 5:30pm
Where: 618 S. Michigan Ave, Stage Two, Second Floor

Kenyatta Rogers, the 2012-13 Visiting Poet at Columbia College Chicago, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a founding member of the Chicago Poetry Bordello. He’s taught for the Chicago City Colleges, Kent State University, The Children’s Humanities Festival Words@Play Program and was a Professional English Tutor with the Truman College TRiO Program. He is a Poet-in-Residence for the Hands on Stanzas program through the Chicago Poetry Center and his poems have been published or are forthcoming in Cave Canem Anthology XIII, Vinyl, Arsenic Lobster, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, 350poems, and elsewhere. In 2009 he was nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Literacy Award.

Jill Magi’s text/image, poetry/prose hybrid words document the generative space between ideology and experience as it is lived. A teacher at Goddard College and a visiting writer in the MFA Poetry Program at Columbia College, she is the author of SLOT (Ugly Duckling Presse), Cadastral Map (Shearsman), Torchwood (Shearsman), Threads (Futurepoem), the chapbooks Die for love/furlough, Poetry Bam Bam!, Confidence and Autonomy, and numerous handmade books. Recent work has appeared in Drunken Boat, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Common-place: Journal of the American Antiquarian Society, and is forthcoming in Rattapallax. Her visual works have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, apexart, AC Institute, and Pace University. She was a textile Arts Center resident in 2011, a writer-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2006-07, and currently is a recipient of a multi-disciplinary arts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Magi runs Sona Books, a very small chapbook press, from her apartment in Chicago. In 2010, Poets & Writers magazine named her one of the most inspiring authors for her publishing work.