Big Shoulders Books “I Remember” Memorial Day Event in DePaul Newsline

This Memorial Day, Chris Green and thirteen war veterans featured in the recent Big Shoulders Books anthology of poetry I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War will hold a reading at the National Veterans Art Museum.

See the Newsline article here and be sure to check out the event this Monday, May 30 from 3-5 pm.

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The Women’s Center Presents an Evening with Claudia Rankine on May 4

I’m not sure how it’d be possible, but there may be one or two people out there who’ve yet to hear about the dynamo that is Claudia Rankine.

Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mindcitizen.jpg

For her book  Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories); and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category.

Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She lives in California and is the Aerol Arnold Chair in the University of Southern California English Department.

…In a nutshell? Don’t miss this, English students!

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Big Shoulders Books Presents: Literary Citizenship and the Power of Collaborative Storytelling, Tuesday April 19 at DPAM

Big Shoulders Books, a new publishing venture whose goal is to produce quality works of writing by and about Chicagoans whose lives might not otherwise be shared, invites the DePaul English community to a discussion with the amazing writers/editors Audrey Petty, Peter Orner and Michele Morano. The event, “Literary Citizenship and the Power of Collaborative Storytelling,” takes place at 6 p.m. at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton (next to the Fullerton Red Line stop).

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Named the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year in literature by the Chicago Tribune, Audrey is the editor of the oral-history collection High Rise Stories: Voices of Chicago Public Housing.

An acclaimed novelist and short-story writer, Peter is the editor of two oral-history collections, including Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives.
 
Michele Morano is the author of Grammar Lessons: Translating Life in Spain and serves as the director of the MAWP here at DePaul. 
 

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DePaul Professor Mark Turcotte Presents a Poetry Reading with Students at DPAM March 1st

DPU Prof and poet Mark Turcotte presents a poetry reading featuring a group of his students at the DePaul Art Museum on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm. Come out and hear what your fellow students have been working on and support the creative community here at DePaul!

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Poetry East Release Party this Saturday, January 23rd at Mars Gallery

Join Poetry East this Saturday, January 23rd from 3-6pm to celebrate the release of issue #86, titled “Angel Valley”.

“Angel Valley” features poems by Bruce Bond, Gregory Dunne, Meg Kearney, C.K. Williams, and Mark Arendt. The cover art is by Sioban Lombardi, one of four Mars Gallery artists whose work is featured in the issue.

Poetry East is affiliated with DePaul’s English Department and is edited by Richard Jones, who also teaches in the department.

The release party will be held at the Mars Gallery in Chicago’s West Loop. Admission is free, copies of the issue will be available for sale, and the issue’s four featured artists will be present to discuss their work.

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