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


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