Poetry off the Shelf: Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry and Song
Thursday, January 30th, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Celebrate the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color. Poet Rodney Gomez will read from his winning work, Mouth Filled with Night. Ed Roberson, author of eight books of poetry and winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, will also read new work. The evening will feature live musical performances by Raúl Fernández and Jarochicanos Xicago.
Co-sponsored with the Northwestern Poetry & Poetics Colloquium
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.