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Brandi & Becca at the Myopic/Poetry Reading

Because no one was reading her own work, the room took on the feel of a group of friends discussing an absent, mutual friend with general good humor and an occasional wink. Klaver tackled the verbal gymnastics of reading Gertrude Stein’s “Stanzas in Meditation” while Tardi moved his head in rhythm with the words behind her. When she reached the end of the stanzas with the line “these stanzas are done,” she spoke with genuine relief, and the laughter that followed was not at the expense of the poem, but rather with the enjoyment of having heard its trickiness. Tardi complained he was drawing all the love poems after reading Karen Volkman’s “Casanova in Love” and Ted Berrigan’s “Words of Love”

Printers' Ball & Upcoming Readings

The Printers' Ball is almost upon us, and several local readings will usher it in. The Ballitself takes place on Friday, July 20, at 8:00 pm at: Zhou B. Art Center 1029 West 35th Street, Chicago You can get there by car, train, or bus: Free Parking | Red Line to Sox-35th | Halsted Bus Upcoming Readings: Sunday, July 8, 6pm. Brandi Homan and others @ Red Rover: Experiment #13, Not just Another Chicago Magazine release party, HotHouse, 31 East Balbo Avenue, $10 (Includes an issue of ACM #47, "ACM is DEAD") *** Wednesday, July 11, 7:30pm. Cathy Park Hong, John Beer, Arda Collins, and Julia Story @ The Danny's Reading Series Featuring MoonLit & The Canary, Danny's, 1951 West Dickens *** Sun

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