April 28, 2008

On Tuesday, April 29th (otherwise known as tomorrow), Switchback intern Helen Kiernan will take part in the Elbowing Off The Stage poetry series. Manhattan's Bar, 415 S. Dearborn (near the corner of Congress and Dearborn). 7:30pm

April 22, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Women & Children First
Judy Chicago - The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation

Join us as we welcome world-famous feminist artist Judy Chicago and celebrate the release of the book, The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation, about the artist’s most iconic exhibition, now on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. A monumental installation project, The Dinner Partywas created, between 1974-1979, as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization. It employs numerous traditional arts & crafts media, including ceramics, china-painting, and an array of needle and fiber techniques. Chicago will discuss the project and its recent history and incarnation in book form, and take questions from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. 


If you haven't yet been to the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, where The Dinner Party is now pe...

April 18, 2008

Melissa Severin, Switchback's Managing Editor, is the poem-of-the-week feature at Sharkforum.

Also, check out my review of Amy King's I'm the Man Who Loves You over at CutBank.

April 14, 2008

"Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to have ideas, to be acknowledged to be in possession of facts and truths, to have value, to be a human being. Things have certainly gotten better, but this war won't end in my lifetime. I'm still fighting it, for myself certainly, but also for all those younger women who have something to say, in the hope that they will get to say it."

--from "Men Explain Things to Me: Facts Didn't Get in Their Way," by Rebecca Solnit

April 10, 2008

Hey kids, Peggy Munson discusses a playlist that informed Pathogenesis in the "book notes" section of largehearted boy today.

Click here to see what made her list!

And if you truly want to be one of the cool kids, check out the archives section to view Jonathan Messinger's list.

April 8, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported both events!

April 3, 2008

Steven Schroeder's review of Caroline Noble Whibeck's Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device is up at RATTLE.

April 1, 2008

Come support Jess Rose in her auspicious Citywide debut!

Ninth Annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago
Music Center Concert Hall
1014 South Michigan Avenue

The Columbia College Chicago Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival brings together 12 poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities to read their work. A reception follows the reading.

The 2008 readers are: Columbia College Chicago, Jess Rose; Chicago State University, Iman Byfield; DePaul University, Joe Collins; Loyola University, Chelsea Eckel; National-Louis University, Terra Cooks; Northeastern Illinois University, Eugene Wagendorf; Northwestern University, Amanda DeMarco; North Central College, Kevin Michael Christy; Roosevelt University, LeeAnn Whittemore; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jennifer Swann; University of Chicago, Kevin Busch; University of Illinois-Chicago, Beatriz Ruiz.

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