COME AND SHOW US YOUR NEW WORK!
Evanston Public Library
ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room
Church & Orrington
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Philip Schaefer’s debut collection of poems Bad Summon (University of Utah Press, 2017) won the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, and he’s the author of three chapbooks, two co-written with friend and poet Jeff Whitney. He won the 2016 MeridianEditor’s Prize in poetry and has work out or due out in Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Thrush Poetry Journal, Guernica, The Cincinnati Review, Salt Hill, Bat City Review, The Adroit Journal, Baltimore Review, diode, and Passages North among others. He tends bar in Missoula, MT.
Poetry as Portal: Most of us have several personalities, whether they’re dormant forever or appear unexpectedly at a second cousin’s wedding. The page can be the perfect place to exit one world and crawl into another, or better yet, to claw up the other versions of ourselves we never knew were hiding out. From discussing work by Denis Johnson and David Lynch to assessing the poetic techniques which allow for such hypnosis, we will attempt to conjure that which surprises and terrifies the most — the uswe’ve never been shown.