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From: C. J. Laity <chicagopoetry@...>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 3:19:05 PM
Subject: Chicago Poetry Gossip
Hi Chicago Poetry Scene,
thanks for your patience. I will be finished with
a very tight first draft of my book ("THE GROOVE
LINE") within a few days and I expect to have it
completely finished within a few weeks. It is
already breaching 140,000 words and I've said just
about as much as there is to say in it. At the
risk of tooting my own horn, it is a fu**ing
masterpiece. I will be looking for a literary
agent soon. If you know of any connects, please
share them with me. My book is more of a
mainstream project that will appeal to the masses,
so I'm looking for a publishing avenue that goes
beyond the local circuit. Only serious references
Now that I'm on the final laps of writing my book
(that is, after three straight months of writing
for eight to ten hours a day, seven days a week),
I can relax a little. I'm putting my thinking cap
on regarding a big poetry show for August. I will
send out information about how you can be featured
when I have the details together.
Have a safe 4th and here's some poetry gossip for
Hear Emily Calvo at the next LIP Reading
Thursday, July 5, 8 PM
at the SPOT, 4437 N. Broadway
Calvo is a long-time poet/supporter of Chicago's
poetry scene. Her work has appeared in the Oyez
Review (Roosevelt University Press), Colere (Coe
College, Cedar Rapids, IA) and After Hours. She
has performed in numerous schools, poetry
festivals and events and spent three years as a
poet-in residence at the Young Women’s Leadership
Charter School in Chicago.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to The
Poetry Center of Chicago.
PLEASE Mark Your Calendars! This July only, the
Molly Malone’s Open Mic will be held the THIRD
Monday of the month instead of the second Monday
(as it has been for the last 10 years and will
return to that schedule in August).
Monday, July 16, (not the 9th) join us in
welcoming our very special guest Simone Muench
Simone Muench’s first book The Air Lost in
Breathing won the Marianne Moore Prize (Helicon
Nine, 2000), and her second Lampblack & Ash
received the Kathryn A. Morton Prize (Sarabande
Books, 2005). She has two chapbooks forthcoming:
Orange Girl from dancing girl press and
Sonoluminescence (with Bill Allegrezza) from
Dusie. She has poems appearing or forthcoming in
Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, LUNA, and the
anthology The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the
New Century. Currently, she directs the Writing
Program at Lewis University, and is a contributing
editor to Sharkforum.
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
7652 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL
$5 if you can, $3 if you can't
7:00 -- open mic sign-up begins
7:30 -- open mic
8:45 -- featured reader
9:15 -- open mic continues if necessary
Poetry/fiction at Molly's is the second Monday of
every month (except July 2007).
Sandy Goldsmith will be reading at Cathleen
Schandelmeier's Beach venue -- Loyola Beach at
Greenleaf and the Lake -- on Sunday, July 22.
4-5:30, with a round-robin open mike.
Other Beach Poets features include:
July 1 - Jacks - Young Chicago Author,
performance poet and Alternative Idol Finalist
2006, with Brad
"Left-eye Lopez" poet and Sun Ra expert and Carol
in ASL signing poetry!
July 8 - Ed Roberson, a genuine professor of
July 15 - Johnny Masewlicz author of "Professional
by Puddin'head - all the way from Jacksonville Fl.
- Johnny returns to
July 22 - Sandy Goldsmith and
Julia the Russian Magician
August 5 - Dan & Jon Godston & Janet Krypers
author of: many books
(sneak a peek of Janet on YouTube!)
August 12 - Vito Carli journalist and Columbia
College professor, and
Lawrence Santoro author of "North of Nowhere" and
our special guest:
Tekki Lomnicki founder of "Tellin' Tales Theater!"
August 19 - Donna Pecore author of several
chapbooks and Bob Rashkow,
with funny poetry!
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