Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cronk + Kunin: Special event at SECTOR2337, March 7

Saturday March 7
Off Site at SECTOR 2337
2337 N Milwaukee Ave

A poetry reading by Olivia Cronk and Aaron Kunin.

Olivia Cronk’s first book was Skin Horse (Action Books, 2012). Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, Deluge, Dusie, Jubilat, Newfound,  Spolia, Swine, and Tender.Some of her work will be anthologized in Electric Gurlesque. She co-edits The Journal Petra ( with Philip Sorenson and is an instructorof Composition and Creative Writing at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Aaron Kunin’s new book of poems is Cold Genius (Fence, 2014). He lives in Los Angeles.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 10: Amaranth Borsuk, Andy Fitch, Tony Trigilio

Wednesday, December 10

Amaranth Borsuk’s most recent book is As We Know (Subito, 2014), a collaboration with Andy Fitch. She is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be issued in 2014 as an artist’s book and iPad app created by Ian Hatcher. Amaranth teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at The University of Washington, Bothell.

Andy Fitch’s most recent books are Sixty Morning Talks and (with Amaranth Borsuk) As We Know. Ugly Duckling soon will release his Sixty Morning Walks and Sixty Morning Talks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently assembling the Letter Machine Book of Interviews. He has a collaborative book forthcoming from 1913 Press. He edits Essay Press and teaches in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program.

Tony Trigilio’s recent poetry collections include Book 1 of The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood) (BlazeVOX, 2014) and White Noise (Apostrophe, 2013). He is editor of Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta, 2014). He directs the program in Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College Chicago and co-edits Court Green.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 19: Julie Carr, Sasha Steensen, Joel Felix

Wednesday, November 19

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 

--> 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


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


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
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

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.