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June 11, 2008


Krista Babbitt (Chicago), Andrea Dezso (New York), Jessica Hannah (Chicago), Sally Ko (Chicago), Ke-Sook Lee (Kansas City), Emma McCagg (New York), Lorraine Peltz (Chicago), Abigail Pope (New York), Susan Sensemann (Chicago), Stacia Yeapanis (Chicago).

The exhibition LADYLIKE is curated by Joanne Hinkel.

Koscielak Gallery Chicago
1646 N. Bosworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening reception
Friday, June 13, 2008
6:00 - 9:00 pm

LADYLIKE features the work of ten artists who represent the dynamic spectrum of contemporary feminist art.2007 was quite a year for commemorating feminist art history, from the unveiling of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art to the traveling retrospective "WACK!" Art and The Feminist Revolution! Out of these events dedicated to ’70s feminist art, the same forward-thinking questions kept surfacing: What does feminist art look like today? Where should feminist art go now? These questions have...

June 9, 2008

Switchback is pleased to reveal, live & in color, the cover for Kathleen Rooney’s Oneiromance (an epithalamion):

Winner of the 2007 Gatewood Prize, Kathleen Rooney’s Oneiromance (an epithalamion) explores the absurdity and divinity of the marriage ceremony through a dizzying dream sequence with playful verse that skillfully blends call and response with Shakespearean odes, romance and cynicism, storytelling and wordplay. Patty Seyburn proclaims: "These poems contain deep doubt and true sentiment, providing that pleasure-giving union of provocation and renewal." Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author of Reading with Oprah: the Book Club That Changed America (University of Arkansas, 2005).

June 9, 2008

A big, huge congratulations to Founding Editor Becca Klaver, whose first chapbook, Inside a Red Corvette, will be published by The Greying Ghost Press, a division of Airforce Joyride! We are so, so proud of her brilliance, ambition, and general loveliness.

Congrats girly!!

Also, check out Becca's new review of Brenda Coultas's The Marvelous Bones of Time at Tarpaulin Sky.

June 4, 2008



With our interns!

This just in:
Four of our interns are reading for the Columbia College Chicago Poetry program at Printer's Row this Saturday. Helen Kiernan, Rachel Finkelstein, Jess Rose, and Jennifer Watman will read (in this order) with other students from 1:00 to 2:30 at the Columbia tent at Harrison and Dearborn. 

They'll be reading for about 10 minutes each. Come support them like they support us!

June 2, 2008

Everyone, Switchback Books will be hawking our wares and generally causing a ruckus at the table we are sharing with dancing girl press this weekend at the Printer's Row Book Fair. Also nearby are our FFM, forever fest-mates, Featherproof Books.

Tables are numbers 327 & 329, which is where we were last year, just to the right when you're facing Dearborn Station.

Finally, I'm reading with John Tipton for the Poetry Center of Chicago at the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Stage, 11:30 on Saturday. For a complete list of all the events (Katie Ford, anyone?), click here. Hope you can make it out!

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