Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 19: Julie Carr, Sasha Steensen, Joel Felix















Wednesday, November 19
7:30PM

Julie Carr is the author of six books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta, 2010), RAG (Omnidawn, 2014), and the forthcoming Think Tank (Solid Objects, 2015). She is also the author of Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry (Dalkey Archive, 2013), and the co-editor of Active Romanticism: The Radical Impulse in Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary Poetic Practice, forthcoming from University of Alabama Press (2015). Carr is an associate professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder where she teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program and the Intermedia Arts Writing and Performance Ph.D. program. She lives in Denver and helps to run Counterpath Press and Counterpath Gallery. 

Sasha Steensen is the author of three books of poetry: House of Deer, A Magic Book, The Method, all from Fence Books, as well as several chapbooks. Recent essays and poems have appeared in Jubilat, Octopus, The Volta, and The Laurel Review, among others. She teaches Creative Writing at Colorado State University, where she also serves as a poetry editor for Colorado Review.

Joel Felix was born and raised in the Downriver Detroit area. As an adult, he settled in Chicago where he co-edited LVNG magazine for ten years. He holds an MFA from Bard College and presently serves as an Associate Director of Curriculum in the University of Washington's School of Public Health. He lives in Seattle with Candice Rai and their son Sanchaman. Limbs of the Apple Tree Never Die (Verge Books, 2013) is his first book-length collection.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 29: Sarah Fox, Edwin Torres, Jacob Saenz



Wednesday, October 29 
7:30PM


--> Sarah Fox wrote Because Why and The First Flag, both published by Coffee House Press. She facilitates the ongoing public invocation performance, "The Great Goddess is Everyone: for Chelsea Manning", and works as a teacher, astrologer, doula, & placenta encapsulator. She lives in Chicago. 
Edwin Torres is a ‘lingualisualist’ whose poetic birth came via The Nuyorican Poets Café as mid-wifed by The St. Marks Poetry Project. He toured as a member of the groundbreaking poetry collective "Nuyorican Poets Café Live" that helped revitalize Spoken Word in the early 90's, including an appearance on the first MTV Spoken Word Unplugged, and continues to perform worldwide. He’s the author of 8 books including, Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), Yes Thing No Thing (Roof Books), and The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language (Atelos Books). Anthologies range from, Postmodern American Poetry Vol. 2 (2014 Norton) to Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café (1994 Holt). He recently organized the 24th Subterranean Poetry Festival held inside the Widow Jane Mine, in Rosendale NY.

Jacob Saenz is a CantoMundo fellow whose poetry has been published in Poetry, TriQuarterly, Pinwheel and other journals. He has been the recipient of a Letras Latinas Residency and a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He currently serves as an associate editor for RHINO. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Wednesday, September 17: Gillian Conoley and Philip Jenks
















Gillian Conoley's new book is PEACE, just out with Omnidawn. She is author of seven collections of poetry, and has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Her poems have been anthologized widely, most recently in W.W. Norton’s Postmodern American Poetry, Norton’s American Hybrid, and Best American Poetry.  Conoley's translations of Henri Michaux, THOUSAND TIMES BROKEN: THREE BOOKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, appears with City Lights in September 2014. Editor of Volt, she teaches at Sonoma State University.

Philip Jenks is the author of four books of poems, most recently Colony CollapseMetaphor (Fence, 2014). He earned a BA from Reed College, a MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a PhD in Political Science from University of Kentucky. He lives in Chicago. He has toured and recorded with Neil Michael Hagerty as a member of The Howling Hex. Beyond writing, his specializations are in gender studies, animal rights, and political philosophy. He teaches English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Political Science at Lewis University. He likes good music and pinball.

Monday, June 23, 2014

JUNE 28: OFFSITE WITH THE DOLLHOUSE AT THE PRINTER'S BALL, "CHATTER"














We are hosting an offsite at the Printer's Ball with the amazing Dollhouse.

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SATURDAY JUNE 28
4-4:30PM
THE HUBBARD ST. LOFTS
1821 W. HUBBARD, CHICAGO

DANNY'S PRESENTS: Caryl Pagel & Daniel Poppick
THE DOLLHOUSE PRESENTS:  Erika L. Sánchez & Patrick Samuel


Caryl Pagel is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death (2012) and Twice Told (2014). She is a poetry editor at jubilat and the co-founder and editress-in-chief of Rescue Press. She is the incoming Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center as well as faculty for the NEOMFA program in eastern Ohio.
Daniel Poppick’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Volta, BOMB, jubilat, The Iowa Review, The Claudius App, and other journals. He is the author of a chapbook, Vox Squad, out this year from Petri Press. He co-publishes The Catenary Press with Rob Schlegel and recently curated The Antibody Series in Iowa City. His first book, The Police, will be published by Omnidawn in 2017.
Erika L. Sánchez is a Fulbright Scholar, CantoMundo Fellow, and winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Witness, Anti-, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, Boston Review, “Latino USA” on NPR, and is forthcoming in diode and Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Penguin 2015). Her nonfiction appears in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Rolling Stone, Salon, NBC News, Cosmopolitan, and many others. She currently lives in Chicago. You can find her at erikalsanchez.com
Patrick Samuel is a Chicago transplant from the Metro-Detroit area who co-curates a local reading/performance series called The Swell. He’s earned his MFA from Columbia College Chicago, and his most recent work appears or is forthcoming in BloomGertrude, and The Corduroy Mtn. He continues to cultivate relationships with his loved ones. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

June 4: Tyrone Williams, Jennifer Scappettone, James Shea











Jennifer Scappettone photo by Kevin Killian.

Wednesday, June 4
7:30PM


Tyrone Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned his BA, MA, and PhD at Wayne State University. He is the author of a number of chapbooks, including Convalescence (1987); Futures, Elections (2004); Musique Noir (2006); and Pink Tie (2011), among others. His full-length collections of poetry include c.c. (2002), On Spec (2008), The Hero Project (2009), Adventures of Pi (2011), and Howell (2011).



Jennifer Scappettone is the author of From Dame Quickly (2009) and of several chapbooks, including Thing Ode / Ode oggettuale, translated into Italian in dialogue with Marco Giovenale. Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and opera of pop-up pastorals, is in progress for Atelos Press, with a letterpress palimpsest, A Chorus Fosse, forthcoming from Compline. She edited and translated Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli. Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, her study of the premodern, feminized city as a crucible for twentieth-century strains of vanguardism, is forthcoming this summer. 



James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye (Fence Books) and the chapbook Air and Water Show (Convulsive Editions). His second collection, The Lost Novel, is forthcoming from Fence Books.



Thursday, May 1, 2014

MAY 7: STEFANIA HEIM, TYLER MILLS, BRIAN RUSSELL













Wednesday, May 7
7:30PM 

Stefania Heim, Brian Russell, and Tyler Mills
 
Stefania Heim is author of A TABLE THAT GOES ON FOR MILES, which was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy as winner of the 2012 Gatewood Prize and published in March 2014 by Switchback Books. Her various writings -- poems, essays, and translations -- have appeared in A Public Space, Aufgabe, Jacket2, The Journal of Narrative Theory, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. She is a founding editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation and a Poetry Editor at Boston Review. She has taught at Columbia University, Hunter College, and Deep Springs College, as well as in New York City and Chicago Public Schools.

Brian Russell is the author of The Year of What Now (Graywolf, 2013), winner of the Bakeless Prize. He serves as managing editor for Phantom Limb Press and lives in Chicago with his wife and two dogs.

Tyler Mills is the author of Tongue Lyre, winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press 2013). Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, The BelieverPOETRY, and the Boston Review, and her essays have appeared in the Robert Frost Review and the Writer’s Chronicle. She is editor-in-chief of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought and lives in Chicago. 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wednesday April 16: Karla Kelsey & Endi Bogue Hartigan















Wednesday, April 16
7:30 PM

Karla Kelsey & Endi Bogue Hartigan


Karla Kelsey is author of three books of poetry: Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary and Iteration Nets, both published by Ahsahta Press, and A Conjoined Book just out from Omnidawn. She edits and contributes to Fence Books' Constant Critic poetry book review website and has had essays on poetics published in literary journals and anthologies. With Aaron McCollough she co-publishes SplitLevel Texts, a small press that publishes books of contemporary innovative poetry and prose.

Endi Bogue Hartigan is author of Pool [5 choruses], just released from Omnidawn Publishing and selected by Cole Swensen for the Omnidawn Open Prize, and One Sun Storm (Center for Literary Publishing, 2008), which was selected for the Colorado Prize for Poetry. New work is forthcoming in New American Writing and Denver Quarterly, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Verse, Chicago Review, Volt, Colorado Review, Peep/​Show, LVNG, Jack London is Dead, as well as a collaborative chapbook, out of the flowering ribs, created with visual artist Linda Hutchins. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Patrick and their son Jackson.


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