Category Archives: Poetry

20 American Poems Every Student Should Know

“Like all the literary, visual and performing arts, great poetry simultaneously reflects deeply personal and staggeringly universal themes and images. And, of course, also remains firmly rooted in the creators’ time and place, despite often possessing a transcendent nature. A … Continue reading

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Next Revolving Door:: August 24

Keli Stewart’s stories, plays and poems have appeared and are forthcoming in Quiddity, Meridians, Naugatuck River Review, Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas, Letters to Fathers from Daughters, Torch Poetry, Hip Mama, On Becoming, Muzzle Magazine, Calyx, Reverie: … Continue reading

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Next Revolving Door :: May 25

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Two Cool Kids: An Interview w/ Sunny Byers & Jacob Saenz

We sat down with Sunny Byers & Jacob Saenz at a cozy little table on the north side at Melrose Diner for a bit of chit chat on poetry, writing, and a few other musings. From who inspired them to … Continue reading

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“The Dust of Suns”

The Chicago Poetry Project presents a staged reading of the play “The Dust of Suns” by Raymond Roussel Trans. Harry Mathews March 4-6th Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm All performances are FREE! at The Charnel House 3421 W. Fullerton … Continue reading

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New Videos! Samantha Irby & Ching-In Chen

The first reading to kick off 2011 was PHENOMENAL! If you missed it, you missed something great. Not ONLY are we in one of the most beautiful galleries in the city of Chicago, the South Halsted Gallery, but our features … Continue reading

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An Interview with Poet & Activist, Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen came across the Revolving Door Reading Series by what I like to attribute to divine, cosmic logic. Meeting her and then immediately running to read her poems, I was ecstatic and in awe of her awesomeness. Her ability … Continue reading

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October Feature: Kevin Coval

Revolving Door is turning 1 this month! Help us celebrate Art! Words! Music! Drink Specials! FathomDJ! Wednesday, October 27 @ Red Kiva, 7:30PM! One of our awesome features is Kevin Coval the author of everyday people (EM Press, Nov.’08) and slingshots … Continue reading

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Carrie St. George Comer’s The Unrequited

It is often suggested that the late poet James Wright was a master of “lyric surreal.” And with The Unrequited  Carrie St. George Comer invokes this line of American poetry. She does so with certain invention, humor, and wild flirtation. I return … Continue reading

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Next Reading Series Installment: September 22

Revolving Door Reading Series continues this month! More Art, Words, and Music! We would like to welcome FathomDJ to the Revolving Door Family! Besides just being a fabulous, funky presence herself, she will be spinning only the coolest of sounds. … Continue reading

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