Open Mic 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookends & Beginnings, LLC
1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
This event is free and open to the public!
JOHN AMEN is the author of several collections of poetry, including strange theater (New York Quarterly Books, 2015), a finalist for the 2016 Brockman-Campbell Award and work from which was chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Dana Award. His latest collection, Illusion of an Overwhelm, was released by New York Quarterly Books in April 2017. His poetry, fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in journals nationally and internationally, and his poetry has been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. He is a Staff Reviewer for No Depression. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine.
JOSHUA COREY is a poet, novelist, and translator. His most recent poetry collection is The Barons (Omnidawn Publishing, 2014); with Jean-Luc Garneau he translated Francis Ponge’s first collection of prose poems as Partisan of Things (Kenning Editions, 2016). A collection of critical prose, The Transcendental Circuit: Otherworlds of Poetry, is forthcoming in 2018 from MadHat Press; his next book of poetry, Hannah and the Master, will be published in 2019 by Ahsahta Press. He lives in Evanston with his wife and daughter and teaches English at Lake Forest College.
MARY JO THOMPSON is the author of Stunt Heart, selected by Henri Cole for the 2016 Backwaters Poetry Prize. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Poetry and Another and Another from Bull City Press and has appeared in literary journals including RHINO, Field, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Missouri Review, and Indiana Review. She lives on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. Thompson holds an MFA in creative writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.