Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 2: Jena Osman

Thursday, June 2nd
5 PM
University of Chicago
1050 East 59th Street
Wieboldt Hall, room 408

Jena Osman, author of The Network (Fence Books, 2009 National Poetry Series Winner), will give a reading sponsored by the Chicago Review and the Committee on Creative Writing & Program in Poetry and Poetics. There will be a reception afterwards.

"Like an archeologist of the American idiom, The Network brilliantly excavates the material remains and missing histories of our collective semantic strata. From the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade and the Wall Street Financial District to the tragic 1845 Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin, Osman's poetic assemblages teach us 'how to map a changing thing' with grace, acumen, and a relentless documentary drive."

-- Mark Nowak