Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aug 9: Myopic Poetry Reading


James Belflower
Jennifer Karmin
Tom Orange

1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue

JAMES BELFLOWER's first book of poems, Commuter, is forthcoming from Instance Press in 2009. And Also a Fountain, his collaborative echap with Anne Heide and J. Michael Martinez, is forthcoming from NeOPepper Press in 2009. He was a finalist for the 2007 National Poetry series, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won the 2007 Juked Magazine poetry prize. His work appears, or is forthcoming in: Jacket, EOAGH, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, LIT, First Intensity, 580 Split, Konundrum Engine, and Coconut, among others. He runs, a website dedicated to the gifting and exchange of poetry resources.

JENNIFER KARMIN is the author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press, forthcoming 2009). She curates the Red Rover Series and is a founding member of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented nationally at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets. Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet in Residence for the Chicago Public Schools. New poems are published in the journals Cannot Exist, MoonLit, Otoliths, and anthologized in Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Not A Muse (Haven Books), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books).

TOM ORANGE has taught literature and writing at Vanderbilt, Georgetown and The George Washington Universities. He currently lives in Cleveland Ohio, where he is active in the local food movement and the music and arts scenes. Slack Buddha Press published his chapbook of conceptual prose, American Dialectics, in 2008, and he is currently revising a book-length manuscript on the early poetry of Clark Coolidge. His recent and forthcoming work can be found in Aquaduck, Big Bridge, English Studies in Canada, The I.E. Reader, Typo, Wheelhouse, and 1913: A Journal of Forms.