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The City Visible: Chicago Poetry For the New Century

May 22, 2007

It’s out! CVM caught the Chicago release reading hosted by the Powells North Reading Series on Thursday. Erica Bernheim, Mark Tardi, Kerri Sonnenberg and Chris Glomski read. Contributors Nick Twemlow, Simone Muench, Michelle Taransky, Dan Beachy-Quick, Kristy Odelius, and Tim Yu were in attendance, as was editor/publisher Ray Bianchi.

contributors include:
Srikanth Reddy, Jennifer Scappettone, Suzanne Buffam, John Tipton, Eric Elshtain, David Pavelich, Peter O’Leary, William Fuller, Michael O’Leary, Mark Tardi, Erica Bernheim, Michael Antonucci, Chris Glomski, Garin Cycholl, Luis Urrea, Kristy Odelius, Simone Muench, Lea Graham, Ed Roberson, Arielle Greenberg, Robyn Schiff, Nick Twemlow, Tony Trigilio, Shin Yu Pai, Dan Beachy-Quick, Maxine Chernoff, Kerri Sonnenberg, Jesse Seldess, Paul Hoover, Michelle Taransky, Robert Archambeau, Bill Marsh, Larry Sawyer, Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Cecilia Pinto, Johanny Paz, Ela Kotkowska, Jorge Sanchez, Joel Craig, Daniel Borzutzky, Joel Felix, Raymond Bianchi, Cynthia Bond, William Allegrezza, Jennifer Karmin, Tim Yu, Laura Sims, Roberto Harrison, Brenda Cárdenas, Stacy Szymaszek, Chuck Stebelton, and Jordan Stempleman

from Cracked Slab editor/publisher Ray Bianchi’s “The Irascible Poet”:

This anthology is the record of a poetic conversation in Chicago from 2000-2006 between many groups in this city who are writing with experimental modes. We wanted to create an anthology that focused on experimental poets and poets who use international influences in their writing but who live or work in this- the most American city. I am very proud of this book. It brings together very diverse voices, groups, religions, races and styles and makes poetry new again- which unfortunately our friends at the Poetry Foundation have forgotten about as they promote Kay Ryan and Philip Larkin– in our anthology however is poetry, cut from the bone like meat in our long closed stockyard

order from cracked slab here and from amazon here because as Kerri Sonnenberg said about the anthology, “it feels good in the hand.”


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