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COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room
Pamela Miller’s poetry has been called “zany and powerful, hilarious and heartbreaking” (Maureen Seaton) and “like eating Pop Rocks with a champagne chaser” (former RHINO editor Kathleen Kirk). She has published four books of poems, most recently Miss Unthinkable (Mayapple Press, 2013). Her other collections include Recipe for Disaster (Mayapple Press) and Mysterious Coleslaw (Ridgeway Press). She has won three Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, and her work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The Paris Review, Pudding, Wicked Alice, The MacGuffin, blossombones, Poetry Super Highway, Concho River Review, OVS, Free Lunch, After Hours, The Great American Poetry Show 2, and How to Read a Poem.
TOPIC: Funny Poetry Don’t Get No Respect … Or Do It? Humorous poetry is often dismissed by the poetry establishment as lightweight or “not real poetry.” Yet some of today’s most respected poets—such as Ron Padgett, James Tate, Russell Edson, Dean Young, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins—have made wit and comedy the foundation of their work. And who says poetry has to be serious all the time? We’ll explore—and get a good laugh from—some of the most effective ways humor can be used in poetry, including parodies, absurdism, nonsense poems, poems that use humor to make serious statements, and poems that aren’t afraid to be … well, downright silly.
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.
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.
June 25, 2010
6 – 8 pm
500 Main St, Evanston, IL
PAMELA MILLER (not pictured) has been writing, publishing and performing her poetry for more than 30 years. She has published three books, most recently Recipe for Disaster (Mayapple Press, 2003). Her work has appeared in many print and online magazines and anthologies, and she is currently working on a fourth collection, Miss Unthinkable.
ANNE BECKER is the author of The Transmutation Notebooks: Poems in the Voices of Charles and Emma Darwin and The Good Body. Her writing has appeared in Antioch Review, Southern Poetry Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Washington Review, Patuxent Review. Since 2001, she has taught a poetry workshop, Writing the Body, for those who have experienced life-threatening and chronic illness as patients or caregivers. (Website: www.bodywriting.org). She was senior producer of Watershed Tapes, recording major American and international poets reading their work. Poet laureate of Takoma Park, MD, she is currently co-curating This Is Our Body, an exhibit of collaborations between poets and visual artists.