Are you going to AWP? I'm leaving tomorrow morning, and somehow I have to take the Long Island Railroad to the airport. It would be pretty amazing/terrible if AWP was in Long Island.
I'll be enthusiastically selling copies of Saltgrass (Issue 3 and maybe 2, if you're lucky) with Octopus and Rope-a-dope at some numbered table. Come find us and say hello, please.
Last night I saw this film and thoroughly enjoyed it (go see it in a theater). The camera doesn't leave the classroom, the teacher's lounge, or the school yard. You see no more of France than those 3 locations, maybe a stairwell in the school.
So these are the readings I think I may go to:
The Burning Chair Readings: Ahsahta Press & Typo
Location: The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave
Cost: Cover charge TBD by venue
Poetry readings from Carrie Olivia Adams, Ben Doller, Kathleen Jesme, Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Alex Lemon, Barbara Maloutas, Rusty Morrison, G.E. Patterson, Marvyn Petrucci, & Stephanie Strickland.
Can I go to this, too, somehow?:
Poetry in Translation
Location: SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue
Cost: Free admission
Donald Revell, Cole Swensen, Forrest Gander, Jen Hofer, Laura Solórzano, Johannes Goranssön, Maxine Chernoff, and Paul Hoover read from their work and discuss translation. Hosted by The Poetry Center of Chicago.
Oh man, I think I'll have to miss this but I do want to go:
Thursday at 7:30pm:
Independent Poetry Presses Mega-Reading
Location: Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Blue Line to Damen) Chicago
Join us for a reading by the exceptional poets of Saturnalia Books, Litmus Press, and Nightboat Books featuring Sebastian Agudelo, Cal Bedient, Stefania Heim, John Keene, Timothy Liu, Jill Magi, Laura Moriarity, Nathanaël (Nathalie Stephens), Jennifer Scappettone, Lytton Smith, Kerri Sonnenberg, and Jonathan Weinert.
and this one:
MAKE Reading and Dance Party
Location: At the legendary Hideout, 1345 W. Wabansia
Cost: $7, 21 and over only
MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine in cahoots with Action Books, ACM, Windy City Story Slam, and the green lantern present an AWP off-site reading and dance party with poems and stories from John Beer, Arda Collins, Joel Craig, William Hillman, Dan McCann, Caroline Picard, Greg Purcell, Kathleen Rooney + Elisa Gabbert, & Abraham Smith. Music from Paul Cary and featuring poet and performer Marvin Tate with his band, BabyAlright.
Mrs. Maybe Issue #2 Launch Party
Location: C-33 Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, 33 E. Congress (First Floor)
Mrs. Maybe, A Journal of Skeptical Occultism, presents readings from contributors and co-conspirators including Jessica Savitz, Catherine Theis, James Shea, Jessica Baron, Christopher Deweese, Laura Sims, and Jared Stanley. Mrs. Maybe is a published in Northern California edited by Lauren Levin, Catherine Meng, and Jared Stanley.
NO THOUSANDS: A Small Press Reading
Location: The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave.
Black Ocean; Cannibal Books; Forklift, Ohio; Octopus Books; and Rope-A-Dope Press Present: Dean Young, Johannes G�ransson, Joshua Harmon, Claire Donato, Kevin Holden, Russell Dillon, Alexis Orgera, Eric Baus, Shane McCrae, Sampson Starkweather, and Chris Tonelli.
I don't think I can make it to this, but I wish I could: Friday 7pm:
Diode & Anti- Poetry Reading and Reception
Location: Curtiss Hall, 10th floor of the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Readers: Bob Hicok, Mary Biddinger, Jake Adam York, Paul Guest, Noah Falck, Joshua Ware, Steven Schroeder, G.C. Waldrep, Patrick Lawler, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Brent Goodman, Adam Clay, Matt Guenette and Ada Limon.
Oh god, this looks good: Friday 8pm:
American Hybrid anthology reading
Location: The EP Theater, 1820 S Halsted, Chicago, IL, 60608
(in the Pilsen/Little Village gallery district)
Wine & cheese reception & reading to celebrate the publication of the American Hybrid anthology; readers include Forrest Gander, Rae Armantrout, Don Revell, Brenda Hillman, Eleni Sikelianos, Bin Ramke, and others.
and this, Friday 8pm:
Rabbit Light Live
Location: New Wave Coffee, 2557 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Readings by poets Srikanth Reddy, Lisa Fishman, Lily Brown, Noah Eli Gordon, Arda Collins, Richard Meier, Sarah Gridley, Suzanne Buffam, Abraham Smith, Sara Veglahn, Jaswinder Bolina, and Christopher Stackhouse
coconut / MILK reading!!!
Location: Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Cost: FREE & open to anyone!
A poetry reading featuring Denise Duhamel, Jenny Boully, Susan Wheeler, Daniel Nester, Prageeta Sharma, Gene Tanta, Jen Tynes, Lea Graham, Reb Livingston, Mirela Ramona Ciupag, Ken Rumble, Gina Myers, Natalie Lyalin, Emily Kendal Frey, Zach Schomburg, Larry Sawyer, Bruce Covey, and others! Support an independent bookstore by coming! Co-sponsored by MILK Magazine and Coconut Poetry.
If you have "it" in "you," please stop by the Dancing Girl Press table and snag a copy of my new chapbook. Table 754/55 w/ Switchback and Featherproof books.