If anyone is in the Chicagoland area this Sunday, loves poetry, and wants to see my cute new dress....
Myopic Books in Chicago / 1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor
Myopic Poetry Series, curated by Larry Sawyer – a weekly series of readings and occasional poets' talks
Sunday, July 27 at 7:00 pm – Melissa Culbertson & Lauren Levato
When she's not busy being a woman-in-tights superhero, perpetual student, and college sports TV network freelance guru, Melissa CULBERTSON moonlights as a writer. A recent grad of Lewis University, Melissa currently and perpetually lives in Homewood, Illinois, which is about as interesting as it sounds. Her work has recently appeared in Flyway, Windows, Pebble Lake Review, Barn Owl Review, Wicked Alice and [GROWLING SOFTLY] from Juliet Cook's Blood Pudding Press. Her debut chapbook, the fire-wife, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press and should be hot and ready this August! She also co-edits the online literary journal blossombones with her good friend and fellow writer, Susan Slaviero.
Artist and poet Lauren LEVATO is the author of two chapbooks, Marriage Bones and at the hotel andromeda, a collaborative text/visual project with Kristy Bowen. She holds degrees in political journalism from Georgetown University and in writing and women's studies from Purdue University, where she was also a mid-level champ in cricket spitting and discovered she's quite good at hatchet throwing. Her visual art is exhibited internationally. She currently works for Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago. For more, visit laurenlevato.com
Lauren is an amazing poet - but you guys would know that! Check her out in the blossombones archives :)
Hope to see everyone there!!!