Open Mike 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Poets 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
500 Main St.
Brenda Cárdenas is the author of two collections of poetry Boomerang (Bilingual Press, 2009) and From the Tongues of Brick and Stone (Momotombo Press, Institute for Latino/a Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2005). She also co-edited Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press, 2001). Cárdenas’ work has appeared in a range of publications, including The Wind Shifts: The New Latino Poetry, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, Achiote Seeds, RATTLE, Pilgrimage, and most recently in Verse Wisconsin, Cream City Review, the 2012 Wisconsin Poets Calendar, and the anthology Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose and Photography. She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing program at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.
Katie Phillips is the author of the chapbook, Driving Montana, Alone, which won the Slapering Hol Press 2010 Chapbook Competition. She grew up in Maryland & Colorado, and lived in Montana before moving to a suburb of Chicago. Her poems have been published in the Cider Press Review, the Raintown Review, The Same, and elsewhere. In 2011, the title poem to her first chapbook, “Driving Montana, Alone,”) was read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s The Writers’ Almanac.
This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc.
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Allison Joseph lives, writes and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she’s part of the faculty in creative writing at Southern Illinois University. She serves as editor of Crab Orchard Review, director of the SIUC MFA Program in Creative Writing, and director of the Young Writers Workshop, an annual conference for high school-aged writers. The author of five collections of poetry, she has received awards and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. Her most recent collection of poems, My Father’s Kites, was published by Steel Toe Books in 2010.
TOPIC: Embracing the Elegy
Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.
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.
This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc. and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.