Sunday, November 1, 2009

Series A

Wednesday, Nov. 4th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center.
5020 S. Cornell Avenue

series A presents:
Jorge Sanchez
Francesco Levato

Francesco Levato is the author of Marginal State (Fractal Edge Press, 2006) and is a contributor to Witness: Anthology of Poetry (Serengeti Press, 2004). His poetry has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, both in print and online, including The Progressive, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, Versal, and many others. His awards include two consecutive poetry fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center. His poetry-based video artwork has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in Berlin, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere.

Levato is a vocal advocate of using the arts as a form of political engagement and social responsibility; he is founder of the Samizdat Series, a reading series of socially engaged poetry, and is a founding editor of the online literary journal Ink & Ashes :: a journal of the senses. He has served as poetry editor or guest poetry editor for LocusPoint, Newtopia, and others.

Jorge Sánchez is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, playwright and teacher. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan , where he received a Hopwood Award and a Cowden Fellowship, and received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago, where he received an Academy of American Poets Prize . His work has appeared in numerous journals, among them Iowa Review, Indiana Review , can we have our ball back? and The Adirondack Review He is at work on a book of poems, Non-Cartoon World , a collection of stories, Work & Play , and a novel, Havana Imaginaria . When not writing, he teaches English at Loyola University Chicago and Hebrew Theological College .

series A is curated by William Allegrezza.
To hear or download series A readings, visit Chicago Amplified and select Hyde Park Art Center from the drop-down menu.