Posts in category "local authors"

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 SpeerĀ 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 »

Review: L-Vis Live! by Kevin Coval

Review: L-Vis Live! by Kevin Coval
“the whiteboy wants to be like wants not to thought of as weird. the whiteboy wants to be dug. felt, thought of as fresh. the whiteboy wants his name synonymous with dope.” I spent a good portion of my childhood living among the corn fields far west of Chicago. The music surrounding me was either... Read more »

Psycho Dream Factory

Psycho Dream Factory
Caroline Picard of Green Latern Press and Gallery has created a masterpiece with Psycho Dream Factory. This collection, published by Holon Press, is one part art book playing host to Caroline’s artwork from her “Happiness Machines” exhibit, and one part fiction collection. The fiction is a cross between People Magazine and ancient mythology. It focuses... Read more »
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The Year of The Fisk

2011 has been the year of Jason Fisk. Yesterday, Chicago Center of Literature and Photography announced the release of the new collection from Jason Fisk called Salt Creek Anthology, and his third collection of the year. This collection of 75 interchangeable and uniquely connection stories focus on a cul-de-sac in suburban Chicago. The collection is... Read more »

Interview With Keith Ecker

Over the last year I have seen the name Keith Ecker appear in reading series line-ups, press release and all over the interwebs. He is the host of Essay Fiesta and a founding member of the Chicago Story Collective. He is a talented writer, a fine storyteller, and an increasingly relevant mover and shaker in... Read more »

Jac Jemc "My Only Wife"

Today, Dzanc Books released the cover of the debut novel from Jac Jemc. My Only Wife is due out in Mid 2012, and I can’t wait!
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What I Will Tell My Jewish Kids

What I Will Tell My Jewish Kids
Kevin Coval, a legend in Chicago performance poetry and vital part of young Chicago authors, has released a new free album of poetry called What I Will Tell My Jewish Kids. Coval has such a great delivery and always delivers biting and effective words. <a href=”http://newschoolpoetics.bandcamp.com/album/what-i-will-tell-my-jewish-kids”>What I Will Tell My Jewish Kids by new school... Read more »

The Rise and Rise of AD Jameson

This has been a big year for local writer and blogger AD Jameson. He recently announced that his debut novel Giant Slugs will be published later this month on the New Zealand press Lawrence and Gibson. You can read the first chapter from the novel “The Walls of Uruk” here. His first collection, Amazing Adult... Read more »

Am I Even a Poet Anymore?

  Check out Steve Roggenbuck here, how he lives his “lief” here, his chapbook “Download Helvetica” here, and my review of said chapbook here. Above is Steve’s glorious call to action, and if you don’t like it go take a bath in the shower.  
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Short Story Month Pt. 8

Today’s story comes from the many posted almost daily by the talented Josh Wilker. Earlier this month he posted a very creative story about “George Brett“. If you haven’t checked out his collection Cardboard Gods, I highly recommend you do.