Tag Archives: Poetry

Second City Sin: The Seamy Side of Poetry w/ The Chicago Poetry Brothel

Your favorite poetry whore are back for another night of Second City Sin…

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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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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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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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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: “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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