7pm Thursday, June 6th
at 935 East 60th Street
dway Studios 108
Featuring readings by:
Join the students of "Poetry Chapbooks: Text and Texture," for a release party and readings from the new chapbooks. Light refreshments will be provided.
Emceed by Shaan Heng-Devan, with student readers:
ERIC ELSHTAIN was the poetry editor of the Chicago Review for five years until stepping down in 2005. He is now the poetry editor of Beard of Bees Press, an online poetry chapbook press and home of Gnoetry0.2, a poetry generating software he co-created. Through the Snow City Arts Foundation, he is a poet-in-residence at Children's Memorial Hospital; through the Poetry Center of Chicago he is a poet-in-residence at Galileo Scholastic Academy (a public school in Chicago). Elshtain's poetry, reviews, and interviews can be found in McSweeney's, Skanky Possum, Notre Dame Review, Ploughshares, Interim, Salt Hill, GutCult, Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, Kennesaw Review, and others. A chapbook, The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter, appeared in 2004 from Transparent Tiger Press. In 2006, RubbaDucky press published a chapbook entitled Here In Premonition.
JENNIFER KARMIN's multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the United States, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she is the author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press, 2010) and her poetry was recently published in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press, 2012). Jennifer teaches in the Creative Writing program at Columbia College and at Truman College, where she works with immigrants as a community educator. She will be a guest faculty member at Naropa University in the summer of 2013.
KENYATTA ROGERS was the 2012-2013 Visiting Poet at Columbia College. He's a Cave Canem fellow and his work has been previously published in or forthcoming from Jubilat, Court Green, Reverie, Vinyl, Cave Canem Anthology XIII, among others.