OT: Come Hear My Smart Friends Read Poetry

On June 23rd, my dear friend (and the person who introduced me to Al) Paula Cisewski, will be reading in Chicago, along with our fellow Vermont College grads Rauan Klassnik and Carrie Olivia Adams. If you’re in town, please come check it out.

Monday, June 23rd

7:00 PM

Quimby’s Books

1854 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910

Rauan Klassnik was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now he spends most of his time in Mexico looking after birds and dogs with his wife Edith. His poems have appeared in such journals The North American Review, MiPoesias, No Tell Motel, Caesura, Sentence, Tex!, Pilot Poetry, and Hunger Mountain. His first full-length collection of poetry, Holy Land, is newly released from Black Ocean.

Carrie Olivia Adams works in publishing in Chicago. She is also the poetry editor for Black Ocean, an independent press based out of Boston, New York, and Chicago. She has published one chapbook, “A Useless Window,” and her first full-length collection, Intervening Absence, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. Her poems and criticism have appeared in such journals in Backwards City Review, Cranky, DIAGRAM, Verse, and Lilies and Cannonballs.

Paula Cisewski is the author of Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006), the chapbook How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002), and the co-author, with Mathias Svalina, of Or Else What Asked the Flame (Scantily Clad Press, 2008). A Pushcart nominee and amateur thereminist, she lives in Minneapolis where she teaches writing and humanities courses and hosts the Imaginary Press Reading Series.

9 thoughts on “OT: Come Hear My Smart Friends Read Poetry”

  1. This is kind of off subject but does anyone know who
    Marissa Jaret Winokur is? She’s an actress that I saw
    a few years in Never Been Kissed, Boston Public and
    Fever Pitch. Well, she lost weight and people are
    complimenting her at imdb.com. Will the fat insanity
    ever stop?

  2. :takes of shoes, verifies that she clears height requirement, pays ticket:

    WHEE!! Boing! Boing! Boing!

    (Also I had to Google “thereminist.”)

  3. Also, the new banner was a middle-of-the-night-can’t-sleep project, so I’m seeing lots of adjustments I’d like to make, though I have no time to make them right now.

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