Wednesday, November 16
Lina ramona Vitkauskas is the author of THE RANGE OF YOUR AMAZING NOTHING (Ravenna Press, 2010) and the chapbook Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star (dancing girl press, 2006). She is a past curator at Woman Made Gallery. Translator for UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry. Her work can be found at TriQuarterly, Sharkforum, The Prague Literary Review, The Chicago Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Van Gogh’s Ear (Paris), VLAK (Eds. Louis Armand, Edmund Berrigan), The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books, 2007), Aufgabe, Drunken Boat, and MiPoesias, among others. She was the recipient of The Poetry Center of Chicago’s 15th Annual Juried Reading award, judged by Brenda Hillman.
Garin Cycholl’s recent work includes The Bonegatherer, a book-length poem that rethinks the history of Chicago’s West Side through the Cook County Hospital Emergency Room. His work has appeared with Admit2, Rain Taxi, Exquisite Corpse, New American Writing, and Seven Corners. He is also the author of Blue Mound to 161 (winner of the 2003 Transcontinental Prize), Nightbirds, Levitations, Raeftown Georgics, and Hostile Witness (BlazeVox 2009.) Since 2002, he has been a member of the Jimmy Wynn fiction collaborative.
Nathan Hoks’ first book, Reveilles, won Salt Publishing’s Crashaw Prize. He is also the author of the chapbook Birds Mistaken for Wind and the translator of Arctic Poems, a chapbook of Vicente Huidobro’s poetry. He teaches at Columbia College Chicago. Some of his poems can be read here, here, and here.