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June 10, 2009

Switchback Editor, Hanna Andrews, will be reading alongside poet Carol Guess on Friday, June 26th. The event will take place at Women & Children First and will begin at 7:30 pm

The address is:
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

We hope to see you there!

June 9, 2009


Poems from Jessica Bozek's The Bodyfeel Lexicon have been selected by Simone Muench to play poems of the week up at Sharkforum!

Click here to read "The Stationer's Transport" and "The Geometry Transport."

June 6, 2009

So we're a little behind on promoting our events lately, but we want to let you know that we'll be styling in the sun all weekend long at Printer's Row Lit Fest. Fest hours are 10 to 6 both days, and while we aren't sharing a table this year with Featherproof Books (our BFFs—bookfair friends forever—who have their own table this year), we are part of the Chicago Publishers tent, which is Tent J on Dearborn just south of Harrison. Also featured in the tent are dancing girl press, Insight Press, Orange Alert, Sara Ranchouse, Stop Smiling, Chicago Publishers Gallery, contratiempo, Step-sister, City Files, 826-Chi, Green Sugar Press, Albert Whitman, Ivan R. Dee, NTI Upstream, and Virtual Arts Collective.

Please stop by and say hi!

June 4, 2009

Switchback Editor-in-Chief Brandi Homan hits the Newcity Lit 50 (rhymes with "city")!

Homan serves as editor-in-chief of local feminist poetry press Switchback Books, which has published books by Jessica Bozek, Marisa Crawford, Peggy Munson and more. Homan’s a poet herself; expect her second full-length collection, titled “Bobcat Country,” in 2010 via Shearsman Books.

June 4, 2009

Amy Poehler and her BFFs Meredith Walker and Amy Miles are running a show full of radness called Smart Girls at the Party. The show "celebrates extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves." 

My favorite guests so far include Cameron The Writer:


and Ruby The Feminist: 

June 3, 2009

All week long, Delirious Hem offers Poetics Forum #2: Deviant Beach Reads, curated by the unstoppable Danielle Pafunda, and featuring:

Monday June 1: 
Michele Battiste on Emma Donoghue
Cara Benson on Marianne Apostolides
Mary Biddinger on Banana Yoshimoto

Tuesday June 2:
Michelle Detorie on Carol Emshwiller
Kate Durbin on Angela Carter & Joan Didion
Elisa Gabbert on Joy Williams


Wednesday June 3:
Brandi Homan on Selah Saterstrom
Becca Klaver on Miranda July
Kathleen Ossip on Jennifer Moxley

Thursday June 4:
Erika Meitner on Marjane Satrapi
Evie Shockley on Renee Gladman & Selah Saterstrom 
Elizabeth Treadwell on Janet Frame

Friday June 5:
Lara Glenum on Can Xue
Sarah Murphy on Margo Lanagan

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