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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
Chicago.

Upcoming:

6/15 Brenda Cardenas

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.

April’s talk, “The Spasmodic Gothic,” will feature Johannes Göransson
on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30pm.

Johannes Göransson is the author of Pilot (“Johann the Carousel Horse”), Dear Ra and A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, as well as
the translator of several volumes from Swedish, including  With Deer by Aase Berg and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jönson. Together with
Joyelle McSweeney he publishes Action Books. He is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at the U of Notre Dame. His
blog is exoskeleton-johannes.blogspot.com.

Upcoming:

5/18 Jenny Boully
6/15 Brenda Cardenas

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.

March’s talk, “Epitaph, deixis and inscription in a few poems,” will feature Judith Goldman on Tuesday, Mar. 16, at 7:30pm.

From the speaker:
Feel free to bring examples of poems that are inscriptions (like Wordsworth’s “Inscriptions Written with a Slate Pencil upon Stone”)–including any of your own!
Feel free also to bring examples of paintings that contain text (not paintings that are primarily text, but paintings that are primarily figural/representational and contain text).   I’d love to see any of these beforehand, my email is: <jgoldman@uchicago.edu>.

Judith Goldman is the author of Vocoder (Roof Books 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books 2006), and a chapbook, “The Dispossessions” (Atticus/Finch 2009).  l.b.; or, catenaries will be out from Krupskaya in late 2010.  She coedited the annual anthology War and Peace with Leslie Scalapino (#4 appeared in June 2009).  She teaches as a professor/Harper Schmidt Fellow in the arts humanities core and the creative writing department at the University of Chicago.

Upcoming:

4/20 Johannes Goransson
5/18 Jenny Boully
6/15 Brenda Cardenas