Monday, February 18, 7:00pm
Rooster South Grand, 3150 S. Grand Blvd.
Peter Coviello has written about Walt Whitman, Mormon polygamy, Steely Dan, the history of sexuality, queer children, American literature, stepparenthood, and Prince. This work has appeared in The Believer, Frieze, Avidly, Raritan, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as in several books. In 2017–18, he was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He lives in Chicago.
Kimberly Blaeser is a Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she teaches Creative Writing and Native American Literatures. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. Blaeser is Anishinaabe, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and grew up on the White Earth Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. She is the editor of Stories Migrating Home: A Collection of Anishinaabe Prose and Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry. Blaeser, is currently at work on a collection of “Picto-Poems” which combines her photographs and poetry.
Andrea Scarpino is a writer, teacher, editor, disability activist, bookseller, foodie, animal lover, and World Cup fan. She is the author of four poetry collections: Once Upon Wing Lake (Four Chambers Press, 2017), What the Willow Said as it Fell (Red Hen Press, 2016), Once,Then (Red Hen Press, 2014), and The Grove Behind (Finishing Line Press, 2009). She earned her PhD in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and is co-editor of Nine Mile Magazine. She was the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her co-edited anthology Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice is due from MSU Press in March 2019.
Readings start at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. $5 general admission. $4 students and seniors. This event is presented by River Styx. For more information, please visit riverstyx.org.