Monthly Archives: February 2010

Poetry Super Highway: Great Poetry Exchange

The 9th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible. What? Send a book – Get a book. In February … Continue reading

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Darkside: Jim Thompson’s The Grifters

  The Washington Post suggests that Jim Thompson was the offspring of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich—their literary offspring wrote The Grifters, a novel that I arrived late to. I’m thankful that I was urged to read this … Continue reading

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StoryStudio Chicago Hosts Monthly Write-A-Thon!

Need time to work on that manuscript you’ve been pouring over or need to begin?!  Well on February 20, 2010, StoryStudio Chicago is hosting its monthly all-day Write-A-Thon. Participants donate a small fee to have access to a great space, … Continue reading

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Mercy :: Poet Lucille Clifton Passes This Day

the tale the shepherds tell the sheep

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Coming Ashore: Langston Hughes’ “The Big Sea”

I began reading The Big Sea by Langston Hughes somewhere around my late high school years, or early college endeavors when I was still an infant of a poet.  Langston was one of the first poets I’d read, one of the … Continue reading

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Artist to Watch::Nicole Calvert

Although hailing from Florida, the art of east-coast born Nicole Calvert is seductively complex and mystically haunting. Whether it is a painting on canvas, woodblock, or shadow boxes, Calvert’s work beckons you to its sea of colors, layers, and gems. … Continue reading

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Next Reading Series inStallment:: February 17

The Revolving Door Reading Series presents: Sid Yiddish Allison Gruber Luis Humberto Donna Pecore Schedule: 7:30: Open mic: 8:00: Allison Gruber, Luis Humberto 8:45: Donna Pecore, Sid Yiddish

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December Feature:: Vo Era

The Revolving Door Reading Series ft. Vo Era in Chicago from Revolving Door on Vimeo.

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