Thursday, November 6, 2008


November 7th
12pm at Loyola University
Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park

Lisa Fishman, poetry & farming
Jennifer Karmin, poetry & activism
John Keene, poetry & collaboration
Quraysh Ali Lansana, poetry & history
Robyn Schiff, poetry & publishing
Abraham Smith, poetry & performance

The event is free and open to the public
Lunch will be served between the poets' brief talks and readings

Hosted by Loyola University Chicago
at the Simpson Living Learning Center
in the Multi-Purpose Room
on Sheridan Boulevard
at the corner of Winthrop & Sheridan
two blocks from the Loyola train station
on the CTA Red Line

LISA FISHMAN is the author of several books, most recently Dear Read and The Happiness Experiment (both from Ahsahta Press). She lives in rural Wisconsin and Chicago and is Assistant Professor at Columbia College Chicago.

JENNIFER KARMIN's Aaaaaaaaaaalice cantos are anthologized in A Sing Economy (Flim Forum Press). She teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College, works as a Poet-in-Residence for the Chicago Public Schools, and presents her public art projects nationally.

JOHN KEENE is the author of Annotations (New Directions) and Seismosis(with Christopher Stackhouse / 1913 Press). He lives in Chicago and is Associate Professor at Northwestern University.

QURAYSH ALI LANSANA is the author of several books including They Shall Run--Harriet Tubman Poems and southside rain (both from Third World Press). He directs the Gwendolyn Brooks Center and teaches at Chicago State University.

ROBYN SCHIFF is the author of Worth and Revolver (both from U of Iowa Press). She lives in Iowa City where she directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Iowa.

ABRAHAM SMITH is the author of Whim Man Mammon (Action Books) and teaches at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.