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Red Rover Series  [readings that play with reading] 

Experiment #114: Island of Abundance  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th  |  7pm

Outer Space Studio                                                                                

1474 N. Milwaukee Ave                                                                   

suggested donation $4

Featuring: 
Stacy Blint | bio

Carleen Tibbetts | bio  

Mike Hauser | bio   

Marcy Rae Henry to read new poems & display visual pieces made to accompany them


News is...

Roxane Gay. Giving a writers workshop for some of us this fall and we oh so grateful!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

As part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Chicago Community Council 2018, i'm co-curating a Temporary America reading/performance with  Laura Goldstein, Jennifer Karmin, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Ira S. Murfin & Kenyatta Rogers.  Co-sponsored by the Guild Literary Complex and Red Rover Reading Series.

Inspiration: Homer Erotic's cult song Temporary America. The readings will address the precariousness of the era we're living in and how vital it is to keep each other charged up for awareness, action, change + revolution.  Barbara Barg, beloved Chicago poet, wrote the song and co-founded the all-women band. She experimented with writing, teaching, performance and music and passed on in May 2018.

Deets: Saturday September 29, 2018   7 PM – 10 PM

Outer Space Studio: 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Suggested donation $4/proceeds to be donated to Chicago Jobs with Justice


     2018 interview with No Good Poetry, episode #57

     Chicago poets come in at about the last 9.30 minutes




August 16, 2018  |  1-3pm  National Poetry Slam's "Station to Station" open mic water taxi -- on the Chicago river and on the anniversary of my Abuelita Soledad's 93rd birthday.  


Rocking out with mariachis on her 80th birthday.

'Solamente una vez...'

April 20-22, 2018, New Orleans. Representing Chicago's Red Rover Reading Series, a few of us will be performing here

Jan. 27, 2018. Milwaukee, WI. A few of us from Chicago have been invited to read at the Woodland Pattern Book Center for this:

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00pm: 100,000 Poets for Change

event to raise $ for México and Puerto Rico Relief Fund

Recorded to  be shown at release party in Shanghai, China, 2017

'Holding Each Other Up,' #10 on 2015 digital album: Red Rover Experiment #89: Fight the Power, partof the Tenth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival

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