Thursday, February 18, 2010

Myopic Books Poetry Series

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

Myopic Books in Chicago — All readings begin at 7:00 / 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor


Contact curator Larry Sawyer for booking information and requests.
This SUNDAY at Myopic Books
This SATURDAY at Myopic Books:

Saturday, February 20 - Michael Robbins & Daniel Borzutzky

Daniel BORZUTZKY's books include The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat Books, forthcoming), The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007), Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005), and the chapbooks One Size Fits All (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and Failure in the Imagination (Bronze Skull Press, 2007). He is the translator of Song for his Disappeared Love by Raul Zurita (Action Books, forthcoming); Port Trakl by Jaime Luis Huenún (Action Books, 2008); and One Year and other stories by Juan Emar, which was published as a special issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction. Journal publications include Fence; Chicago Review; TriQuarterly; Action, Yes; Conjunctions; Words Without Borders; Circumference; American Letters and Commentary; Mandorla; Denver Quarterly and many others.

Michael ROBBINS is a PhD candidate in the English Department at The University of Chicago. His poems have been published in The New Yorker, LIT, La Petite Zine, Court Green & elsewhere. His book reviews appear in London Review of Books, Poetry, Boston Review, & Chicago Review. He also writes about poetry, politics, & popular music at

Sunday, February 21 - Dave Awl & Aldo Alvarez

Dave AWL is a writer and performer based in Chicago. He currently hosts a cabaret variety show called The Partly Dave Show. In 2002, Hope and Nonthings published his first book, What the Sea Means: Poems, Stories & Monologues 1987-2002. He is a ten-year veteran of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and The Neo-Futurists theater company. Back in the mid-90s, he founded the Pansy Kings performance series. He has appeared on the NPR show This American Life. He's also an occasional New Wave DJ who spent a couple of years spinning records on Sunday nights at Club Foot in Wicker Park. You can find Dave's blog at

Aldo ALVAREZ was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and Ph.D. in English from Binghamton University. He is Executive Editor and Publisher of Blithe House Quarterly (, which was nominated for the GLAAD Media Award and named by Out magazine as "the central publishing arm of new queer fiction."


Sunday, February 28 - Lisa Fishman & Jon Thompson

Sunday, March 7 - Jordan Stempleman & Michelle Taransky

Saturday, March 14 - Jamie Kazay

Wednesday, April 21 - Jerome Rothenberg

Saturday, April 24 - Sandra Doller & Ben Doller

Sunday, April 25 - Matvei Yankelevich

Sunday, May 2 - Connor Stratman

Saturday, May 15 - Brandon Downing & MacGregor Card

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