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Go Ahead & Judge, You’ll Love It: Louder Than a Bomb 2011 Seeks Judges for Teen Slam Competition

Teens across the city of Chicago have been preparing tirelessly for this annual battle of words. What is one of the most prestigious teen slam competitions in the country, Louder Than A Bomb is more than a stage and a … Continue reading

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I Heard He’s an A**Hole: Works by Cleveland Dean

One of the dopest artists I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. His works are amazing so you should find yourself at the event below… I HEARD HE’S AN A**HOLE : WORKS BY CLEVELAND DEAN. FEBRUARY 19TH 2011 6PM-10PM. 1643 N MILWAUKEE. … Continue reading

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Next Installment:: November 17

Words! Music! Art! Drink Specials! FathomDJ! Open Mic @ 7:30PM Features @ 8PM … Randi Black is a recent alum of the graduate writing program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With three novels under her belt, … Continue reading

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Candice Marie to Perform at Our 1st Birthday Party!

We are so hyped about turning the big 1! To help us celebrate, soul singer Candice Marie will be joining us for the evening, giving us the gift of her voice. Come out on Oct. 27th at 7:30PM at Red … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Roger Bonair-Agard at Revolving Door

Good Friday, Good People. So this has been a long time coming and our apologies for making you wait so very long. Here are a few excerpts from our night with Mr. Roger Bonair-Agard. This was, indeed, a very good … Continue reading

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Lit Pick of the Week: “Nights on the Ward” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Nights on the Ward St. Vincent’s Hospital, February I stare at the picture of a dog I drew. Sometimes, I know it’s the food inside of this place: phantom carrots, soft as broken husks, chicken, lean as tendons. The fake … Continue reading

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Lit Pick of the Week: “After Getting Lost in a Billie Holiday Portrait for Twenty Minutes” by Derrick Harriell

After Getting Lost in a Billie Holiday Portrait for Twenty Minutes This is how we make love to old photos, our eyes undressing decades of separation. Momentarily, I believe I could’ve saved you from a bipolar Harlem, and we could’ve … Continue reading

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Lit Pick of the Week: “Cry” by Karen S. Williams

Cry Inspired by news reports of otter rescue measures after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. The fisherman said they had sat down on what they presumed was rock to cry, and it turned out to be like an oiled sea … Continue reading

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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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