May 14, 2010
posted by Caroline Picard
CHICAGO POETRY PROJECT: POETS TALKING
Since 2001, the Chicago Poetry Project has brought locally and
nationally significant poets to Chicago audiences. This year, the
Project initiates a new series of poet’s talks. In the tradition of
Bob Perelman’s Folsom Street talk series, but without the book & DVD
package, or the lectures of Prof. Irwin Corey, but without the
academicism, the series aims to generate discussion of issues in
poetics among writers and readers outside the university umbra. This
inaugural year will take up the issue of education: how does a poet
get educated? and how might he or she work as an educator, in and
outside of writing?
Talks will take place at the Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave.
This month’s talk will feature Jenny Boully
on Tuesday, May 18, at 7:30pm.
Jenny Boully is the author of the forthcoming not merely because of
the unknown that was stalking towards them (Tarpaulin Sky Press), The
Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande), [one love affair]*
(Tarpaulin Sky Books), and The Body: An Essay (Essay Press). Her work
has been anthologized in The Next American Essay, The Best American
Poetry, Language for a New Century, and Great American Prose Poems.
Her work has been published in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Fourth
Genre, Columbia, Verse, Seneca Review, Conduit, and other places. She
is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York and holds previous graduate degrees in creative
writing from the University of Notre Dame and Hollins University. She
teaches in the Nonfiction and Poetry programs at Columbia College
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