Friday, January 9, 2009

Myopic Reading

Myopic Books in Chicago -- Sundays at 7:00 / 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
2nd Floor

contact Larry Sawyer for booking requests


Sunday, January 11 – Elizabeth Marino, Erin Teegarden & Daniel Godston

Elizabeth MARINO is a published poet and educator, who has lived in England and traveled extensively from her home base in Chicago. Her well-received chapbook, <>Heart: A Spiritural Journal <<(Ora Valley, AZ) will include one of her poems. Print publications include: the anthologies >>Between the Heart and the Land/Entre el corazon y la tierra<< (MARCH/Abrazo Press) and >>Breaking Mirrors/Raw Images <<(4:30 Poets); print magazines After Hours, Strong Coffee, Nit & Wit, the NAB Gallery Pamphlet Series. and Envisage (U.K.). As a member of the She Laughs Collective, she contributed to the spoken word CD >>Elements of Life, Love and Action>>, produced by Mars Coulton. She is a graduate of the UIC Writer's Program. To find out more about Elizabeth's work, visit

Erin TEEGARDEN is the co-founder, co-organizer and emcee of the reconstruction room reading series ( Currently, she teaches Literature at Columbia College and is a poet-in-residence at Children's Memorial Hospital through Snow City Arts. She received an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA from Indiana University. She is the founder and former managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh's first online literary journal. She is also a former recipient of the Associated Writing Programs' "Intro Journals Award," and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in: pms (poemmemoirstory), Conte Online, Lorraine and James, nanomajority, the Bellingham Review, Eye-Rhyme, Sunspinner, Poetry Motel, Liberty Hill Poetry Review, and Pittsburgh's City Paper, among others.

Daniel GODSTON teaches, writes, and creates music in Chicago. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Chase Park, Versal, Drunken Boat, 580 Split, Kyoto Journal, Eratica, California Quarterly, after hours, Moria, Horse Less Review, Smoking Poet, Sentinel Poetry, and is forthcoming in The Outside Voices 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. His poem “Mask to Skin to Blood to Heart to Bone and Back” was nominated by the editors of 580 Split for the Pushcart Prize. In February 2007 he curated the Forth Sound Back event, in the Red Rover Series. He works with the Borderbend Arts Collective to organize the Chicago Calling Arts Festival.


2009 Schedule

SATURDAY, Feb 14 - Special AWP Reading in conjunction with and Readers so far include: Amy King, Bruce Covey, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Reb Livingston, Natalie Lyalin, Gina Myers & Jen Tynes (Note: THIS SATURDAY READING BEGINS at 8:00)

Sunday, April 5 - Oni Buchanan & Donna Stonecipher

Sunday, April 19 - Karen Leona Anderson & William Allegrezza

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