Monthly Archives: August 2010

Lit Pick of the Week: “From the Ceiling Poems” by Myron Michael

From the Ceiling Poems 1. I put a candle by Princess Di’s golden sphere. I thought of my ceiling, but couldn’t see where it was. There are no clouds where love interprets a thimble on a thatch one could call … Continue reading

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A Kent Foreman Celebration

Tonight, The Guild will host a celebration of Kent Foreman, veteran actor, performance poet, lyricist, screenwriter, and winner of the Chicago Historical Society’s esteemed Carl Sandburg Award. From be-bop to slam, he has performed with noted poets such as Amiri … Continue reading

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Lit Pick of the Week: “New Apocalypse” by Russell Jaffe

New Apocalypse I travel by boat. I let the sea hit me in the face. I read pages that are crispy. I turn them again. Again. Again. I plumb the margins. I drink brown drinks in Scottish rooms that are … Continue reading

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July Videos: Tara Betts & Timothy Yu

Last month we had the honor of hosting the pre-release party for Another Chicago Magazine ACM50. It was quite a lively night with Timothy Yu, Bayo Ojikutu, Tara Betts, and Quraysh Ali Lansana has features. The night was not without … Continue reading

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Lit Pick of the Week: “Tomorrow’s Sermon” by Yvette Thomas

Tomorrow’s Sermon Ask if the flaming sword is the axis. Ask if toil means the seasons. Keatsian envy of the backs of birds. The spires of churches and all the people. Out to the horizon:┬átrees! Like the wood grain of … Continue reading

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