Monday, December 13, 2010

Danny's Reading Series

Wednesday, December 15 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location 1951 W. Dickens, Chicago

Poetry by N S (Nathanaël), Peter O'Leary, and Chris Glomski

I am sad to say that after over four years and some 50 readings, Chris Glomski has decided to move on from being a curator at Danny's. I would like to thank him for his friendship, his love for and knowledge of poetry, and for all of his contributions over the past years...I have learned so much from him. Chris will also be reading this night, to bid farewell to his cura...ting role. He is the author of TRANSPARENCIES LIFTED FROM NOON (Spuyten Duyvil), and his THE NINETEENTH CENTURY is forthcoming from the Cultural Society. Chris has been a major contributor to our community, and will continue in that, no doubt, but please join me in thanking him for all he's done for The Danny's Reading Series.

--Joel Craig

N S (Nathanaël) writes l'entre-genre in English and French. She is the author of a dozen books including ABSENCE WHERE AS (CLAUDE CAHUN AND THE UNOPENED BOOK) (Nighboat Books, 2009), AT ALBERTA (BookThug, 2008), THE SORROW AND THE FAST OF IT (Nightboat Books, 2007), TOUCH TO AFFLICTION (Coach House, 2006), PAPER CITY (Coach House, 2003), Je Nathanaël (l'Hexagone, 2003) and L'Injure (l'Hexagone, 2004), a finalist for the 2005 Prix Alain-Grandbois and Prix Trillium. JE NATHANAËL exists in English self-translation (BookThug, 2006). Other work exists in Basque and Slovene with book-length translations in Bulgarian (Paradox Publishing, 2007). In addition to translating herself, Stephens has translated works by Catherine Mavrikakis, Gail Scott, Bhanu Kapil, and Sina Queyras.

Peter O’Leary was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1968. Though he has lived for extended stays in Portland, Vienna, St. Louis, and Budapest, the bulk of his life has been lived alongside the Great Lakes and their waterways: the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, and Lake Michigan. His books include Watchfulness, A Mystical Theology of the Limbic Fissure, Depth Theology, Wren/Omen, and Benedicite. Luminous Epinoia, his third full-length book, has just been published by the Cultural Society. He lives in Berwyn, Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and for the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. Vocations to poetry and religion have committed him to the pursuit of what St. Bonaventure named an itinerarium mentis in deum, or the journey of the mind to God, with particular attention devoted to the mystagogical-initiatic and the mytho-poetical.