Open Mike 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Poets 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
500 Main St.
Pamela Miller’s newest collection of poems, Miss Unthinkable, has just been published by Mayapple Press. Her previous books include Recipe for Disaster, Fast Little Shoes and Mysterious Coleslaw. Her work has appeared in After Hours, OVS, blossombones, Wicked Alice and many other journals and anthologies. She lives on Chicago’s Far North Side—so far north she’s practically in Evanston.
Bill Yarrow is the author of Pointed Sentences, published by BlazeVOX in 2012. He has been published in many print and online journals including PANK, Thrush, DIAGRAM,Contrary, and the current RHINO. Two chapbooks (Twenty from MadHat Press andIncompetent Translations and Inept Haiku from Červená Barva Press) are forthcoming in 2013.
Click the link below to hear Matthew Porubsky read “John Doe” from RHINO Poetry 2012.
Click the link below to hear Sandra Kolankiewicz read The Comet from RHINO Poetry 2012.
COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Bill Yarrow is the author of Pointed Sentences, a full-length collection of poems published by BlazeVOX in 2012 and two chapbooks–Wrench published by Erbacce Press in 2009 and Fourteen, published by Naked Mannekin Press in 2011. He has been published in many print and online journals including PANK, Thrush, DIAGRAM, Contrary . His poem “Cranshaw on a Boat” is in the latest issue of RHINO. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, film, and Shakespeare, all online. Two chapbooks (Twenty from MadHat Press and Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku from Červená Barva Press) are forthcoming in 2013.
Topic: INVENTED FORM No question, form is confinement, but one paradox of creative writing is that writing in form liberates, rather than restricts, the imagination. But whose form? There are two kinds–inherited and invented. We’re all familiar with inherited forms–sonnets, villanelles, haiku…but in this session we will look at invented poetic forms and invent some of our own.
Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.*$5 – $10 donation appreciated.
This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council
and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.