Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.
Leader: Alice George
Bio: Alice George’s first collection– This Must Be The Place – was published by Mayapple Press in 2008 (reviewed in the forthcoming Chicago issue of ACM). She teaches poetry to kids in area schools and to adults through the University of Chicago’s Graham School. Her essay on collaboration with Cecilia Pinto is forthcoming in the anthology “Mentor and Muse” (SIU Press, 2010).
Alice’s topic: A Fine Excess: The poetry of Bob Hicok
Alice will bring a few poems by this contemporary poet to the group and lead a discussion on the poetic techniques of extravagance, anger and mess.
Bring 15 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.
*$5-$10 donation appreciated
This project has been partially supported by a grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council.