Night of the Living Dorks!

Night of the Living Dorks!

A Night of Poems, Jokes and Revelry Join us for an amazing night of literary wonderment! Put your raucous party face onto your regular face! On Wednesday, June 24th at Elastic Arts in Logan Square we’ll convene for an all ages extravaganza featuring some of the finest performance poets this country has to offer. Doors open… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Like Mike

NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Like Mike

Van Gundy said Jordan was your best friend off court so he could hit you come game time. Some say his casino seat was always taken, he knew how to bet   on himself. Those two years in baseball a shroud to avoid suspension. His debt, his father, his father’s death. There is an I in… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Tell the Band to Start Warming Up

NaPoWriMo – 16/30 – Tell the Band to Start Warming Up

When it snows in Chicago, night never truly falls. It sets in grey, bright under street lamps. You pass the storefront blink with synchronous siren and spin of a gin bottle wrist. What you’re looking for, a thick pour in Mamet’s shadow—His orange moon in Irving Park. Wait for it. Let the windchill shut the… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 15/30 – Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago #1

NaPoWriMo – 15/30 – Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago #1

Each street is a festival and they already know how you want your hot dog cuz    it ain’t just about depth in the pan. Look, the numbers are formality: call expressways by their names— Stevenson, Kennedy, Ryan, Ike, Edens. Jane Addams got a tollway, Jane Byrne got a interchange. Use the distance to measure time.… Continue Reading

NaPoWriMo – 14/30 – On a Wall

NaPoWriMo – 14/30 – On a Wall

There is a boy on a wall. The city surrounds him like nightfall like street lamps           like broken bottles like           train tracks like graffiti outlines and fat caps like it all has yet to be filled in like the signatures are fading under protective glass like the blue light blink of the corner… Continue Reading

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