Archive for November, 2009

Due to limited space capacity at Dexterity Press, this event is now closed.

Saturday, December 12- Chicago Poetry Project board member and poet Peter O’Leary will be hosting a talk/reading at Dexterity Press, 1049 N. Marshfield, Chicago IL.

Potluck at 6 p.m, talk starts at 8pm.  

Peter O’Leary has written several books, most recently Wren/Omen, a limited edition chapbook from Brian Teare’s Albion Press. His other books of poetry are Depth TheologyWatchfulness, and A Mystical Theology of the Limbic Fissure. Peter also wrote the critical book Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness, one of the first monographic treatments of Duncan, Peter’s master in the craft.

Peter lives in Berwyn, Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Vocations to poetry and religion have committed him to the pursuit of an “itinerarium mentis in deum,” the journey of the mind to God, with particular attention devoted to the mystagogical-initiatic and the mytho-poetical.

Peter can be visited at his website, Lux Hominem.


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Chicago Poetry Project Board Member Jen Scappettone will be at Myopic Books (1564 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL) this Sunday, November 8th 2009 from 7-9pm, alongside editor/poet Matthew Klane.  Come meet/greet, listen, and celebrate with some fantastic writers, at a magnificently unique book store!


Fabulous editor/author Matthew Klane is in from Albany; Scappettone’s back after having published From Dame Quickly & Belladonna Elders Series #5: Poetry, Landscape, Apocalypse. Come celebrate at Wicker Park’s beloved Myopic–

MATTHEW KLANE is co-editor/founder of Flim Forum Press, publisher of the anthologies Oh One Arrow (2007) and A Sing Economy (2008). His book is B_____ Meditations from Stockport Flats Press (2008). His latest chapbooks include Friend Delighting the Eloquent, Sorrow Songs, and The-Associated Press. Also see: The Meister-Reich Experiments, a sprawling hypertext, online at http://www.housepress.org.

JENNIFER SCAPPETTONE is the author of From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and of several chapbooks, including Ode oggettuale / Thing Ode, translated into Italian with Marco Giovenale (La Camera Verde, 2008). She edited Belladonna Elders Series #5: Poetry, Landscape, Apocalypse (Belladonna, 2009), also featuring work by Etel Adnan and Lyn Hejinian, and the feature section of Aufgabe #7, devoted to contemporary Italian poetry of research. Exit 43, in progress for Atelos Press, is an archaeology of Superfund sites interrupted by an opera of pop-ups. She is now collaborating with choreographer Kathy Westwater on translating pop-up windows into scores for PARK, coming to Dance Theater Workshop and the Center for Performance Research in Winter 2010. Some readings, talks, and interviews are archived at her PennSound page, http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Scappettone.html.

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