The Secret Birds, a clutch of fantastic creatures of the artist’s own invention, is Fitzpatrick’s final show of drawings before leaving Chicago for New Orleans. The work is interlaced with poetry, ephemera, and his institutional memory of the city itself: “A bird made from bright planets.”
Amanda Ackerman, Elizabeth Hall, Ani Raya-Flores and others
Ackerman (The Book of Feral Flora) and Hall (Two Essays by Elizabeth Hall) read from recently released books for the Sumarr series. They're joined by Fox Frazier-Foley, Ani Raya-Flores and Chris Santiago, followed by a concert by Pine Family.
Tim Kahl hosts a reading by Dallett (Wet Reckless), Hardy (How to Take a Bullet and Other Survival Poems) and Stokes (A History of Broken Love Things), all reading from their recently published first books.
University of Oregon professor Hongo (Coral Road), Colorado poet laureate Mason (Ludlow) and Union Institute faculty member Scarpino (Once, Then) read for this Red Hen Press reading moderated by former New Yorker poetry editor Alice Quinn.