Jim Goar's The Louisiana Purchase

Jim Goar's The Louisiana Purchase
The latest collection from Rose Metal Press and Jim Goar mixes geography, poetry, imagery, and an form of internal mapping that is intimate and puzzling. Through out our lives we make discoveries, most small and building, but some monumental. What Goar is exploring, in a way, in this collection is how those discoveries compare or... Read more »

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The Moth has released Pt 1 of the very first Chicago GrandSLAM recorded last January. “The Tackiness of Souls” by Jac Jemc Check out C. from Mud Luscious Press it is a new anthology that features stories from James Tadd Adcox, Jac Jemc, AD Jameson and many other. A review of Amazing Adult Fantasy by... Read more »

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Big Other on My Father’s House by Ben Tanzer A very brief review of The Slide by Kyle Beachy “Borne To The Grave With A Smile” by Matt Rowan A review of Betty Superman by Tiff Holland at Used Furniture “Nights and Weekends” by Brett E. Gallagher On Marvelous Things Heard by Gretchen E. Henderson reviewed... Read more »
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90 Second Newbery Film Fest

Tomorrow night, November 16th, at Harold Washington Library, James Kennedy will bring his 90-Second Newbery Film Fest home to Chicago. He put out the challenge, in connection with New York Public Library and Chicago Public Library, over a year ago for fans of literary young and old to create movies that tell the entire story... Read more »

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Curbside Splendor announces Issue 2: Fall 2011 The Louisiana Purchase by Jim Goar now on Preorder “The Names” an excerpt from Symbolism by A.D. Jameson Chicago Publishes Podcast with Patricia McNair Studebaker by Jacob S. Knabb CCLaP has released the new novella from Katherine Scott Nelson party on Nov. 10th at Women & Children First Storytelling’s... Read more »

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Handshake has released their second issue. Chicago storytelling featured on Risk. A new bookstore is coming to Logan Square. Chicago Publishes podast with Rachel DeWoskin. Sam Pink’s new book, The No Hellos Diet discussed at Vouched. Katherine Scott Nelson Day at CCLaP! Alligator Breakdance Contest and other poems by Jason Bredle up at Sink Review. Piano Rats... Read more »
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Caroline Picard and Lady Rollins

Caroline Picard and Lady Rollins
This past weekend Caroline Picard performed with three musicians including local author Devin King, Jessica Speer and Peter Speer as Lady Rollins at The Whistler. This was third time the group has performed together. She read from her debut collection Psycho Dream Factory. (photo by Jennifer Tomaloff) Live at The Whistler, October 16, 2011 by Lady... Read more »

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Lindsay Hunter is in the first issue of Austin’s Unstuck. Literary Chicago reviews James Payne’s Austerity Pleasures. Caroline Picard is on the Chicago Publishes Podcast. Small Doggies reviews Person by Sam Pink. Small Press Review on the debut from Tim Kinsella.  Un-nesting by Natalie Edwards. A review of I Love Music by Stephen Tully Dierks... Read more »

Piano Rat Release @ Hinge

Piano Rat Release @ Hinge
It is a beautiful thing when art and lit and come together, and tomorrow night (10/15) at Hinge Gallery Shawn Stucky and Franki Elliot will do just that. The gallery will be showcasing some of Shawn’s latest piece while everyone celebrates Franki’s debut collection Piano Rats. Stucky designed the cover of Piano Rats, and continues... Read more »
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J.W. Basilo has been active lately over at The Busted Mouth Podcast. He is slowly releasing his “26 Project”. Ben Tanzer talks with Colbalt. Russ Woods is here, here, and here.  James Tadd Adcox talks “Hyperspace“. Roggenbuck and Dierks read I Love Music. Another New Calligraphy celebrates the release of PCM Grapheme No. 6 on... Read more »
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