Poetry Forum: Led by Alice George – Fourth Sundays Poetry Workshop 3-28-10

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.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Poets Susanna Lang and Virginia Bell 3-26-10

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Susanna Lang’s collection, Even Now, was published by The Backwaters Press (2008).  Her poems have appeared in such journals as Rhino, Kalliope, New Letters, and Inkwell, where she won the 2009 competition.  She also won an Illinois Arts Council award for a poem published in The Spoon River Poetry Review.  She also participates in the Egg Money Poets Collective, www.eggmoneypoets.org

Virginia Bell’s poetry has appeared in Ekphrasis, Contrary Magazine, Beltway Quarterly, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, A Writers’ Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama’s Inauguration, and a forthcoming Pebble Lake Review.  She has a PhD in Comparative Literature and teaches as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago.  She is also an editor with RHINO.