Archive for March 2014

Three Poems by Rosie Garland

Three Poems by Rosie Garland
Three Poems By Rosie Garland          The Museum of Terrible Objects   A lifetime of clipped toenails, reattaching to your toe. A sheep that bleats the works of Shakespeare in Morse Code. Today, the Comedies.   A jar of starving wasps. The ghosts beneath your bed formed into fists. A dog in... Read more »

Teaching Comics-Guitar Lessons

Teaching Comics-Guitar Lessons
‘Teaching Comics’ follows cartoonist Alex Nall’s experiences as a teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools. Read more at alexnall.tumblr.com.

Two Poems by Joseph Meads

Two Poems by Joseph Meads
Two Poems By  Joseph Meads [Hyacinth blue smeared]   Hyacinth blue smeared like blood up this sin, the silence of certain skies, the knock-em-dead mentality of promise. Memories swindle like autumn this: the tufts, the most southern of brunette tufts.             Of Berryman’s Dream Songs   In a hotel in... Read more »
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Becoming, a short story by Kate Weinberg

Becoming, a short story by Kate Weinberg
Becoming  By Kate Weinberg    Jonathon doubted I could become a horse and so I didn’t show him the bottoms of my feet growing coarser. In bed, I kicked away from him and covered my mouth when he fucked me from behind, because I couldn’t moan anymore without whinnying slightly. He didn’t notice at first—he... Read more »

Book Review: Eightysixed

Book Review: Eightysixed
I have never read a book quite like Emily Belden’s Eightysixed: Life Lessons Learned. It is an honest memoir, recounting Belden’s life as she moves through the uncertain days post college through her budding “adult” life in the land of deep dish pizza, hot dogs with celery salt and Malort. Emily tells us about what... Read more »

Three Poems on Dreams by Joris Soeding & Tasneem Hussain

Three Poems on Dreams by Joris Soeding & Tasneem Hussain
Three Poems on Dreams By  Joris Soeding  & Tasneem Hussain            Red Hands Near Six Lanes     It wasn’t the gray walls or to tower an unaccustomed staircase eventually it would be the room slippery with blood to pry for answers from whomever was left, panting they turn out to... Read more »
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Salonathon, Stoop-Stories Live and more in this week's live lit roundup

Salonathon, Stoop-Stories Live and more in this week's live lit roundup
Monday March 24th, 2014 8:00pm: Head out to Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) for another installment of Salonathon: LEX-I-CA. The theme for tonight’s show is “How I Lost My Virginity” and will feature Lynn Royale, Mar Curran and many more. RSVP here to enjoy the bar. Free show/21+  Tuesday March 25th, 2014 6:30pm: It’s that time again: join Angela Vela and Danny Black for The... Read more »

Story Week Event Review: Literary Rock & Roll

Story Week Event Review: Literary Rock & Roll
Every literary festival has those one or two events everybody looks forward to. At AWP, they’re Page Meets Stage and the after parties. At the Printers Row Lit Fest, it’s Rick Bayless’ cooking demos. At Story Week, it’s 2nd Story and Literary Rock ‘N Roll, the latter of which fittingly takes place at Metro, arguably... Read more »

2nd Story Fundraiser at Revolution Brewing and more in the weekend live lit roundup

2nd Story Fundraiser at Revolution Brewing and more in the weekend live lit roundup
Saturday March 22nd, 2014 12:00pm: Come out to StoryStudio Chicago (4043 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613) for Editors Speak: Literary Magazine Panel featuring Brian Solem of Graze, Sarah Dodson of MAKE and Ben Tanzer from Curbside Splendor. The panel starts promptly at noon and will go until 1pm, so don’t be late! The event is free if you bring a canned food donation and/or email info[at]storystudiochicago[dot]com.  3:00pm: Don’t miss another installment... Read more »
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Two Poems by Kierstin Bridger

Two Poems by Kierstin Bridger
Two Poems By  Kierstin Bridger     Because Now There Are School Shootings   This morning hollowed holy draped white by last night’s storm— sheers dim with little light. not quite seven yet.   In this alpine bowl the pond looks forgotten, canticle of crumb-sharks still circle after dreaming.   They must exist, immune from... Read more »