Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spasmodic Talk in Chicago on Tuesday

CHICAGO POETRY PROJECT: POETS TALKING Since 2001, the Chicago Poetry Project has brought locally and nationally significant poets to Chicago audiences. This year, the Project initiates a new series of poet’s talks. In the tradition of Bob Perelman’s Folsom Street talk series, but without the book & DVD package, or the lectures of Prof. Irwin Corey, but without the academicism, the series aims to generate discussion of issues inpoetics among writers and readers outside the university umbra. This inaugural year will take up the issue of education: how does a poet get educated? and how might he or she work as an educator, in andoutside of writing? Talks will take place at the Green Lantern Gallery, 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave.

April’s talk, “The Spasmodic Gothic,” will feature Johannes Göransson on Tuesday, April 20, at 7:30pm. Johannes Göransson is the author of Pilot ("Johann the CarouselHorse"), Dear Ra and A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, as well asthe translator of several volumes from Swedish, including With Deer by Aase Berg and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jönson. Together with Joyelle McSweeney he publishes Action Books. He is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at the U of Notre Dame. His blog is

5/18 Jenny Boully
6/15 Brenda Cardenasg


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