Friday, April 25, 2014

Red Rover Series / Experiment #74

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}
Experiment #74:
Intercutting Present with Past

7pm / doors lock 7:30pm

Carrie Olivia Adams
Megan Kaminski
Kathleen Rooney
Sara Tracey

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4
logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

CARRIE OLIVIA ADAMS lives in Chicago, where she is a book publicist for the University of Chicago Press and the poetry editor for Black Ocean. She is the author of Forty-One Jane Doe’s (book and companion DVD, Ahsahta 2013) and Intervening Absence (Ahsahta 2009) as well as the chapbooks “Overture in the Key of F” (above/ground press 2013) and “A Useless Window” (Black Ocean 2006). Her third book, Operating Theater, is forthcoming from Noctuary Press.

MEGAN KAMINSKI's first book of poetry is Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012). She is also the author of seven chapbooks, most recently Wintering Prairie (Dusie Kollektiv, 2014). She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence.  See more at

KATHLEEN ROONEY is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait.  She is the author, most recently of the novel in poems Robinson Alone (Gold Wake, 2012) and her debut novel O, Democracy! has just been released by Fifth Star Press. Her latest chapbook with Elisa Gabbert is The Kind of Beauty that has Nowhere to Go from the feminist publisher Hyacinth Girl Press.  Follow her @KathleenMRooney and see more at

SARA TRACEY is the author of Some Kind of Shelter (Misty Publications, 2013) and Flood Year (dancing girl press, 2009). Her work has recently appeared in Vinyl Poetry, The Collagist, Harpur Palate, Passages North, and elsewhere. She has studied at the University of Akron, the North East Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) and at the University of Illinois at Chicago Program for Writers. Originally from Ohio, she has lived in Chicago since 2008. Follow her at @SomeKindofSara.

Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over seventy events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nikky Finney @ Parker School

Nightviews Presents

Th e Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry

An Evening with Nikky Finney
John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina
Tuesday, April 22
7 p.m. | 
Heller Auditorium
Free and Open to the PublicRegister online here
Award-winning American poet Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. As a student at Talladega College, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Themes in Finney’s work reveal her commitment to social justice and cultural preservation. Finney has authored four books of poetry and a short story cycle. Her most recent book of poetry, Head Off & Split, was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.
Please join us for wonderful evening of poetry!
More on Nikky Finney is available here.
This event is made possible through a gift from the Hansell family. The Jeanne Harris Hansell Endowed Fund for Poetry, established in the name of Jeanne Harris Hansell ’45, will ensure continued success of the “Poetry at Parker” series, as well as allowing the school to host renowned guest poets and speakers about poetry in years to come. Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was Parker’s inaugural visiting poet in the 2012–13 academic year.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 12: Reading for MATTER

Matter a (somewhat) monthly online journal of political poetry and commentary established with the intention of breaking down structural antimonies between labor and capital, aesthetics and politics.

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*Facebook event page here

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nina Corwin is Waiting 4 the Bus + open mic (April 21st)

come on out to the coolest most laid back place for poetry. With a loose format, W4tB is a place for folks who are serious about their craft and not much else.
Join guest host Dana Jerman
super cool feature Nina Corwin
and the W4tB regular Weirdos

sign up 7:30pm
showtime 8-10pm
Jaks Tap
901 W Jackson

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

R. Erica Doyle and Ronaldo Wilson Reading

The Spring 2014 Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago, presents Ronaldo Wilson and R. Erica Doyle.

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30pm
Where: Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave, Second Floor

R. ERICA DOYLE is the author of proxy (Belladonna* Books, 2013). Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writing from the Antilles, and Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, among others.

RONALDO WILSON, PhD, is the author of Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other (Counterpath Press, forthcoming), Lucy 72 (1913 Press, forthcoming), Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), and is co-founder of the Black Took Collective.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Damask Press Release Reading for Aster to Daylily Saturday at Spudnik Press Annex

Join Damask Press in celebrating the release of Jay Besemer's chapbook Aster to Daylily this Saturday at the Annex to Spudnik Press.  Doors open at 6, with readings by Adrienne Dodt, Cean Gamalinda, and Jay Besemer beginning at 6:30.  Details and FB RSVP here:

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