In celebration of Native American Heritage month, poets.org has collected work by and about Native American poets. Our very own Prof. Mark Turcotte has been featured.
Habitat Magazine is currently accepting fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry submissions now through December 31st, 2017; for submission guidelines, please visit www.habitatlitmag.com/submit.
This event will celebrates the life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks, one of the most well-celebrated poets of the 20th century. We will be hosting her biographer, Angela Jackson.
Angela will be discussing thie life and works of Gwendolyn Brooks. Additionally, DePaul Theater School Alums will read selected vignettes from Maud Martha. The only novel she ever wrote, this book tells the story of a young black girl growing up in Chicago.
Angela Jackson is an award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist. In her most recent book, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun, Jackson delves deep into the rich fabric of fellow poet and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks’s work and world. Granted unprecedented access to Brooks’s family, personal papers, and writing community, Jackson traces the literary arc of this artist’s long career and gives context for the world in which Brooks wrote and published her work. It is a powerfully intimate look at a once-in-a-lifetime talent up close, using forty-three of Brooks’s most soul-stirring poems as a guide.
RHINO Literary Magazine, a national poetry journal out of Evanston, is seeking three interns:
1) One to do paperwork tasks at the table at meetings, web searches, and some data entry.
2) One to put together a RHINO manual. He/she would interview each editor to learn what administrative tasks they perform and how they perform them. He/she would then write those up and share them with the editor. The total of those interviews would form the basis for an operating manual. The intern would be guided by me but would need to be able to work independently.
3) One to work on social media posts, particularly twitter and blogs.
If interested, please contact editor Ralph Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected, contact Professor Chris Green, email@example.com, and he will register you for course credit.
Apr 6–8, 2017 / Free
A three-day tribute gathering of scholars, writers, musicians, and fans of Gwendolyn Brooks
Thu, Apr 6 / 7–9pm
DuSable Museum of African American History
Fri, Apr 7 / 9am–7pm
Sat, Apr 8 / 9am–9:30pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Gwendolyn Brooks’ birth, the University of Chicago will host Centennial Brooks—a three-day scholarly conference and a celebration of the life and poetry of the first African American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Featuring Nora Brooks Blakely, Ishion Hutchinson, Haki Madhubuti, Ed Roberson, Sonia Sanchez, and Evie Shockley, with a performance of music and poetry by Jamila Woods, and the premiere of a commission by Nicole Mitchell and the Black Earth Ensemble.
Centennial Brooks is presented by the University of Chicago in partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Poetry Foundation, and in collaboration with Our Miss Brooks 100 and Brooks Permissions.
All events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 PM
623 S. Wabash Ave.
Hokin Lecture Hall, Room 109
Chicago, IL, 60605
Free and open to the public.
Join us for the 18th Annual Columbia College Chicago Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival. This event features the best poetry by undergraduate students from writing programs around the city of Chicago.