Monday, November 3, 2008


Myopic Books/ Sunday, November 9th, 7 pm - Lisa Janssen, Jennifer Karmin & Hugh Behm-Steinberg

MYOPIC POETRY SERIES, a weekly series of readings and occasional poets' talks

Myopic Books in Chicago -- Sundays at 7:00 / 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue,

2nd Floor

Sunday, November 9th, 7 pm - Lisa Janssen, Jennifer Karmin & Hugh Behm-Steinberg

Lisa JANSSEN is a poet and archivist living in Chicago. Her poetry has appeared most recently in WSQ – Women's Studies Quarterly, MAKE, and the chapbook Riffing on Bird and Other Sad Songs (dusi/e-chap kollektiv). Her film criticism has been published in Molten Rectangle and the upcoming Drag City anothology Yes/No Movies. She is a graduate of the Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) writing program and currently co-edits the literary journal MoonLit.

Jennifer KARMIN curates the Red Rover Series with Lisa Janssen and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her poems appear in the new anthologies A Sing Economy and Come Together: Imagine Peace. She teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the Chicago Public Schools. In January 2009, she and Amina Cain will present the festival When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation) at Links Hall.

Hugh BEHM-STEINBERG is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and Sorcery (Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv). His poems can be found in such places as Crowd, VeRT, Volt, Spork, Cue, Slope, Aught, Swerve, Fence, and Zeek, as well as more multisyllabic places as Ping Pong, Free Verse and Left Facing Bird. He teaches in the graduate writing program at California College of the Arts, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.


Sunday, November 16 - Katy Lederer & Special Guest

Sunday, December 7 - Daniel Borzutzky, Kristin Dykstra & Kent Johnson

2009 Schedule

Sunday, January 11 - Dan Godston & Special Guest