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Celebrating Poetry East’s 100th Issue & 40th Anniversary

Founded in 1980, the internationally acclaimed literary magazine Poetry East is celebrating National Poetry Month in April with two milestones—its 40th anniversary and its 100th issue. Poetry East has been edited from the start by the noted poet and DePaul professor Richard Jones, who reminds us that poetry should be accessible to anyone who reads it and is enthralled with language and ideas. 

Coming up on April 21 at 6pm is a public celebration of the Poetry East double anniversary—40 years of operation and 100 issues—sponsored by the Chicago Public Library:

https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/6054f355b635ed4500a2cab6

Jones will be in conversation with Miles Harvey, director of the DePaul Publishing Institute and author of The King of Confidence.

Newsline recently featured a piece on the fortieth anniversary of Poetry East, a wonderful tribute to Richard’s hard work in creating and maintaining this preeminent literary journal. 

Learn more about the journal online​ and order your copy.

Poetry East Internship

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DePaul English Department’s international poetry journal, Poetry East,  is a highly respected and beautiful magazine edited by Professor Richard Jones.

Poetry East is seeking an intern with an interest or background in WordPress to help with their website, social media, and Poet’s Almanac upkeep.

Interested? Contact Meredith Ferrill at mferrill@depaul.edu.

Contact Professor Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) if you are selected and he will register you for academic credit via ENG 392.

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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Richard Jones featured in Cultural Weekly

Richard Jones, DePaul professor and editor of the acclaimed journal Poetry East, has recently had ten cantos of his new work The Italy Poem featured in Cultural Weekly. The post featuring the new poems also features a photograph of Jones taken by his daughter, Sarah.

Go check out the post and poems here.

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photo copyright Sarah Jones, courtesy of Cultural Weekly

DePaul Faculty and Poetry East at the CHI BOOK EXPO, December 6, 2014

Happy December, everyone! We here at The Underground hope you had a successful quarter and a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned throughout break for reminders, updates, and news of events throughout the break–for example, why not spend your Saturday surrounded by books and supporting Poetry Eastthe DePaul-affiliated, nationally recognized journal of poetry edited by the great Richard Jones? DePaul faculty member and founder of Rose Metal Press Kathleen Rooney will also be present, speaking with a couple of other great novelists.

logo_cbe_2014Columbia College Chicago is proud to host this year’s Chicago Book Expo, coming up this Saturday, Dec. 6, 11am-5pm at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free event is open to the public and features 80 exhibitors, including local presses and authors selling their books. There will also be 17 author events with 50 Chicago-area writers. The full schedule is here.

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