Tag: Chicago Public Schools

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 »

On Teaching Poetry in Chicago Public Schools // Stephanie Lane Sutton's 2013 Write Bloody Submission Video

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Stephanie Lane Sutton is, in my opinion, one of the most brilliant emerging poets in Chicago. A few months back I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and it only re-affirmed what I already know: her raw and honest poetry will change the world. The video I’m sharing with you today is of her reciting her... Read more »

Q & A with Susanna Lang, Author of "Tracing the Lines"

Q & A with Susanna Lang, Author of "Tracing the Lines"
Susanna Lang is a Chicago-area educator and the author of three collections of poetry: her most recent release, Tracing the Lines is available from Brick Road Poetry Press.  Chicago Literati caught up with Lang to ask a few questions on writing, the connection between education and poetry, and her new book in advance of her upcoming reading with... Read more »
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