an annual celebration of poets from Chicago colleges
Thursday April 2nd 5:30pm
Conaway Center 1104 S Wabash
featuring our very own Richard Dugan!
free & open
South Side Irish Parade Home http://www.southsideirishparade.org/
SUN TIMES ARTICLE
Interested in saving the parade?
(1) Write to Alderman Ginger Rugai (more importantly, get her actual voting constituents to write her!) and tell her what you think.
(2) Write to the South Side Irish planning comittee and tell them what you think. (website above).
(3) If someone were to get a group together to solve this issue, hold an "alternative" event for example, they could easily get support from the Unions, the Bars, and the citzenry, and all they'd have to do is get a permit (that'd be the biggest obstacle), and the kicker would be that there would naturally be less people. Or we could simply resign ourselves to not having a parade and get with the "alt" celebrations and have a good time and enjoy our old hood anyway. If anyone's planning something, let me know.
(4) Fuck it- write to the goddamm Mayor! write to fuckin' Obama! chain yourself to the Beverly Art Center! Go on Drinking Strike (like a hunger strike, only you promise to keep drinking til you get your way, which could lead to alcohol poisoning if done properly).
Of course, we all know that 4/20 is Marijuana Freedom Day. In addition to getting stoned this year, why not go public about your enjoyment of marijuana to someone, even in a small way. Tomorrow (Tuesday the 24th) IL senators will vote on legalization of medical marijuana and it's not too late to contact your representative (unless you're reading this after tuesday, in which case, yes it is. way to go, stoner).
April 30th is Poem in your pocket day. from 12-1:30, Verbatim poets will be passing out poems, texting poems, and leaving poems in public places. Why not join in? you can do it all day long, even at night if you want to get your wheatpaste on.
reading by Kimiko Hahn & Tracie Morris
5:30 p.m. Columbia College Chicago: Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall 1312 S. Michigan Ave. Free and open to the public
The Ashland Open Mic
w/Niko & Rachele Eve
held two wednesdays a month at Ashland/Diversity
5 min limit
Tonite the feature is ronnie appert
april 1st WET www.myspace.com/wetband
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss,
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.
here's a great irish song, while we're at it. this is a traditional song that is about poverty, oppression, and the triumph of the human spirit, as sung by a great Irish Punk band (yeah, Irish heritage is not solely about alcoholism): Fields of Athenry
Starring Switchbackers Hanna & Bex, come to an after-hours BYOB Poetry Read at Dollop Cafe. Should be goin til the wee hours.
another upcoming event (from VERBATIM):
[VERBATIM is the newly founded Columbia College Performance Poetry group, headed by Faith Rice and Jacob Olson. rumor has it you'll be seein some guerilla action from them, to which i'm sure they'd love to invite participants, at Manifest, Columbia's end of year Art Fair.]
"On national tour, powerhouse slam poets Andrea Gibson, Tara Hardy, Denise Jolly & Sonya Renee (all poets with awards & titles from the slam circuit) bring their poems of release, revolt & redemption to the Columbia stage. This verbal quartet will storm, sing, slam, and sling salt into the eye of all that has ever silenced voices meant to be heard."
Tuesday, March 17 * 5:30pm - 7:30pm * 731 S. Plymouth Ct. (yes, it's St Paddy's Day, and what better way to celebrate yr Irish Heritage than drunkenly listenin to some kickass women spit poetry atcha?)
(yes, it's St Paddy's Day, and what better way to celebrate yr Irish Heritage than drunkenly listenin to some kickass women spit poetry atcha?)
GENDERFUSIONS speaking of genitalia, get ready for this year's GenderFusions 5 in April, which may or may not feature some sweet poets of elephantine origin, but will most DEFINITELY feature some awesome drag queens, drag kings, and performance pieces in praise of gender (and sexual) diversity. Details TBA.
Villians of poetry tonite! & Friday- Hanna & Bex @ Dollop. but of course, the big event this Sunday is the South Side Irish Parade! get sum whiskey & meet me down there early as hell in the morning for the best fest of drunken vaguely ethnic dirty south side pride you'll ever experience!
Villains Bar & Grill,
649 S. Clark St
Wendesday March 11th
starting at 10pm.
for more info or if you want to get on the reading list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
also on the 20th there may be a reading at a buddhist temple. stay tuned.
and dont forget about bex & hanna on friday!
JETTISON QUARTERLY RELEASE PARTY
brought to you by the some of the folks behind the mustache gallery, this is a new, mysterious online zine that will be available at jettisonquarterly.com. come by Subterranean THURSDAY MARCH 5th at 2011 NORTH AVE (right off Damen Blue Line) 8pm to celebrate. kids, its a bar, so bring your fake IDs. punch and pie.
SWITCHBACK BOOKS: LATE NITE WITH HANNA AND BECCA
chapbook party to celebrate the release of two new kickass books by two kickass poets from the Switchback Books press. poetry. music. good times. FRIDAY MARCH 13th 9pm at 4181 N Claredon (off Sheirdan red line). BYOB. flier. punch and pie.
web site: elephantzine.weebly.com/