Feb 27, 2014
poster: drawing, Andrew Rohde / layout, Jeff Townsend
WHEN. Thursday / March 1 / 7PM
WHERE. Bar DeVille / 701 N. Damen
WHAT. Short readings and ruminations set amidst Bar DeVille’s vintage-meets-modern European atmosphere. Readings by past MAKE contributors and authors from Green Lantern Press; DJ set following. Free tote bags with limited-edition broadsides to the first 25 attendees.
more about the writers:
GREG PURCELL’s poetry has appeared in Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, The Agriculture Reader, Open City and New American Writing, and has been anthologized in A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years. With Joel Craig, he founded The Danny’s Reading Series in Chicago. In New York he founded St. Mark’s Bookshop Reading Series. He currently lives in Amherst, MA, where he records The No Slander Podcast with his partner, Ish Klein.
JOEL CRAIG lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. His poems have appeared lately in Boston Review, A Public Space and TYPO. He co-founded and curates The Danny’s Reading Series and edits poetry for MAKE. His first book, White House will be published by The Green Lantern Press in September of 2012.
MATTHEW GOULISH is the author of 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance (2000) and co-editor of Small of Acts of Repair – performance, ecology, and Goat Island. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
HUI-MIN TSEN is a Chicago performance artist whose works focus on public and contemporary exploration. Past works include The Mt. Baldy Expedition and The Chicago Pedway Tour.
PATRICIA LOCKWOOD has published poems in Poetry, Gulf Coast, AGNI, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, and Black Warrior Review. She lives in Florida.
PETER RICHARDS is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry, an Iowa Arts Fellowship, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the John Logan Award. He is the author of Oubliette (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2001), which won the Massachusetts Center for the Book Honors Award; Nude Siren (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2003); and Helsinki (Action Books, 2011).
MATHIAS SVALINA is the author of five chapbooks as well as five collaboratively written chapbooks. Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Press, 2010) is his first book. With Zachary Schomburg, he co-edits Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He currently teaches writing and literature in Denver, Colorado.
AMY LEACH’s essays have appeared in The Iowa Review, A Public Space, Orion, The Gettysburg Review, Wilson Quarterly, and Best American Essays 2009. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2010 Whiting Writer’s Award.
MAKE is a biannual publication not only showcasing established and emerging talent, but also creating a lasting document of the current writing landscape. It is a literary, artistic object in pursuit of a thematic vision, not just a collection of literary fragments and images. Each issue is themed to be relevant to the events that have most recently shaped how we as Chicagoans and global citizens live, work, play, and think.
THE GREEN LANTERN PRESS, founded in 2005, is an artist-run, non-profit press focused on emerging or forgotten texts in order to bridge contemporary experience with historical form. We celebrate the integration of artistic mediums. We celebrate the amateur, the idealist and those who recognize the importance of small independent practice. In a cultural climate where the humanities must often defend themselves, we provide intimate examples of creative thought.