Monday, February 7, 2011

John Beer & Julie Carr

Spring 2011
Sponsored by
the English Department
of Columbia College Chicago

John Beer & Julie Carr
Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall
1312 S. Michigan Avenue
Wednesday, February 9th, 5:30p.m.

JOHN BEER is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010). Associative and imaginative, his work has been compared to that of John Ashbery. Poet Lewis Warsh wrote that The Waste Land and Other Poems "embraces and distills 'the bad dream' and all 'the muck' of the recent past, but the momentum of this book is full speed ahead." Beer's criticism has appeared in Verse, the Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, and other magazines. He is a theater writer for Time Out Chicago.

JULIE CARR is the author of four books of poetry: Mead: An Epithalamion, Equivocal, 100 Notes on Violence (winner of the Sawtooth Award), and Sarah—of Fragments and Lines, a National Poetry Series pick. Her book on Victorian Poetry, titled Surface Tension, is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive. She is the co-publisher of Counterpath Press and teaches at the University of Colorado.

This event is free and open to the public.