Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chicago Jam


On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 9:30 p.m., Chicago poets Charlie Newman and Dan Godston will perform their work with Washington, DC-based poet Karren LaLonde Alenier and New York state poet Margo Taft Stever. Godston will provide musical improvisation as counterpoint to the readings.

brown rice, an intimate storefront space for listening located at 4432 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, will host this free program.

Karren LaLonde Alenier, a poet and librettist, is author of six collections of poetry including her latest, On a Bed of Gardenias: Jane & Paul Bowles from Kattywompus Press.

Dan Godston teaches, writes, and creates music in Chicago. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Drunken Boat, Kyoto Journal, and other publications.

Charlie Newman is author of five books and four CDs, including ZOOTSUITBEATNICK!. His poetry has been published in such journals as honeydu, After Hours, and Poetry Bay

Margo Taft Stever is author of three books of poetry including her latest The Hudson Line from Main Street Rag. She is the founder of The Hudson Valley Writers' Center and founding editor of Slapering Hol Press. 

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