If you’ve enjoyed the LIT & LUZ events so far, keep on truckin’. The festivities continue through Saturday.

If you’ve enjoyed the LIT & LUZ events so far, keep on truckin’. The festivities continue through Saturday.

SPECIAL EVENT! POETRY FROM MEXICO AND CUBA!

Please be sure to RSVP! 

WHO: VALERIE MEJER and OMAR PEREZ

WHERE: Daniel Borzutzky’s house. 2458 W. Grace #2

WHEN: Sunday, October 12th at 7PM

WHAT TO DO: RSVP to dborzu@gmail.com (space is very limited)

Painter and poet Valerie Mejer lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is the author of the poetry collections Rain of the Future (2013), translated by Forrest Gander, Alexandra Zelman, and C.D. Wright; de la ola, el atajo (2009); Geografías de Niebla (2008); Esta Novela Azul (2004), which was translated by Michelle Gil-Montero as This Blue Novel (2014); and Ante el Ojo de Cíclope (1999). Her book De Elefante a Elefante (1997) won the Spanish Government’s “Gerardo Diego 1966” International Award. Her etchings appear in Raúl Zurita’s Los Boteros de la Noche (2010), and her paintings appear in Forrest Gander’s Ligaduras / Ligatures (2012) and in Antonio Prete’s Menhir (2007) and L’imperfection de la Lune (2007). Mejer is also the recipient of two CONACULTA grants as well as a grant from Sistema Estatal de Creadores for her translation of Australian poet Les Murray’s work.

Omar Pérez López lives in Havana, Cuba. He is a poet, essayist, visual artist, translator, and musician. His books in English translation by Kristin Dykstra include Something of the Sacred and Did You Hear about the Fighting Cat? He was awarded Cuba’s Nicolás Guillén Prize for Poetry for Crítica de la razón puta in late 2009, and early in 2010 saw the release of his multilingual book of poems, Lingua Franca (Unión). Pérez won the Cuban National Critics’ Prize for the category of the essay in 2000 with his collection La perseverancia de un hombre oscuro. Recently he began to compose regguetón poems (sound files forthcoming at the PennSound archive) and original poetry in English.

Wave Books continues to take over the Poetry Foundation’s Bagley Wright Lectures Series on Poetry—first Dorothea Lasky, then Joshua Beckman—this time with poet Timothy Donnelly speaking tomorrow (Wednesday) on “Meaningfulness and Homesickness.”
Ch-ch-ch-che-check it out!

Wave Books continues to take over the Poetry Foundation’s Bagley Wright Lectures Series on Poetry—first Dorothea Lasky, then Joshua Beckman—this time with poet Timothy Donnelly speaking tomorrow (Wednesday) on “Meaningfulness and Homesickness.”

Ch-ch-ch-che-check it out!

How perfectly things work out sometimes. Since we won’t be having a Dollhouse in October, why not check out the Swell this Saturday, our partners in crime?

How perfectly things work out sometimes. Since we won’t be having a Dollhouse in October, why not check out the Swell this Saturday, our partners in crime?

Tonight, brush up on your Italian and increase the wingspan of your poetry world with Italian poetry at the Poetry Foundation’s reading.

Tonight, brush up on your Italian and increase the wingspan of your poetry world with Italian poetry at the Poetry Foundation’s reading.

Come one, come all! There’s still time to register for the Chicago School of Poetics’ workshop with CA Conrad. More info here.

Come one, come all! There’s still time to register for the Chicago School of Poetics’ workshop with CA Conrad. More info here.

Last, but never least, tomorrow night we’ll have Erika L. Sánchez at #35. Erika is a Fulbright and Bread Loaf Scholar, CantoMundo Fellow, and winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Witness, Anti-, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, diode, Boston Review, “Latino USA” on NPR, and is forthcoming in Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Penguin 2015). She is also currently the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas, and has contributed to The Guardian, NBC News, Elle, Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera, Truthout, Salon, and Cosmopolitan.com.

Last, but never least, tomorrow night we’ll have Erika L. Sánchez at #35.

Erika is a Fulbright and Bread Loaf Scholar, CantoMundo Fellow, and winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Witness, Anti-, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, diode, Boston Review, “Latino USA” on NPR, and is forthcoming in Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Penguin 2015). She is also currently the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas, and has contributed to The Guardian, NBC News, Elle, Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera, Truthout, Salon, and Cosmopolitan.com.

Saturday! Joel Craig and then some!
Joel is the author of The White House (Green Lantern Press, 2012), and the chapbook Shine Tomorrow (Lost Horse, 2009). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, GutCult, A Public Space, TYPO, Iowa Review, FENCE, and Rabbit Light Movies among others. He co-founded and curates The Danny’s Reading Series, edits poetry for MAKE: A Literary Magazine, and contributes to the multimedia group Pulseprogramming. He lives, in Chicago, Illinois.

Saturday! Joel Craig and then some!

Joel is the author of The White House (Green Lantern Press, 2012), and the chapbook Shine Tomorrow (Lost Horse, 2009). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, GutCult, A Public Space, TYPO, Iowa Review, FENCE, and Rabbit Light Movies among others. He co-founded and curates The Danny’s Reading Series, edits poetry for MAKE: A Literary Magazine, and contributes to the multimedia group Pulseprogramming. He lives, in Chicago, Illinois.

Dollhouse #35 presents Daniel Borzutzky!
Daniel’s books include In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy (Nightboat, forthcoming); The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007); and Arbitrary Tales (Ravenna Press, 2005). His poetry translations include include Raúl Zurita’s The Country of Planks (forthcoming, Action Books); Song for his Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010); and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008). His chapbooks include Data Bodies (Green Lantern, 2013); Bed Time Stories for the End of the World! (Bloof Books, forthcoming); One Size Fits All (Scantily Clad, 2009); and Failure in the Imagination (Bronze Skull, 2007). His writing has been anthologized inAngels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing; Telephone Books Anthology of English-to-English Translations of Shakespeare Sonnets; The Alteration of Silence: Recent North American Poetry;  Seriously Funny: Poems About Love, God, War, Art, Sex, Madness, and Everything Else; A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years; and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century. His writing has been translated into Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish. His work has been recognized by grants from the PEN American Center, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.

Dollhouse #35 presents Daniel Borzutzky!

Daniel’s books include In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy (Nightboat, forthcoming); The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat, 2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007); and Arbitrary Tales (Ravenna Press, 2005). His poetry translations include include Raúl Zurita’s The Country of Planks (forthcoming, Action Books); Song for his Disappeared Love (Action Books, 2010); and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl (Action Books, 2008). His chapbooks include Data Bodies (Green Lantern, 2013); Bed Time Stories for the End of the World! (Bloof Books, forthcoming); One Size Fits All (Scantily Clad, 2009); and Failure in the Imagination (Bronze Skull, 2007). His writing has been anthologized inAngels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ WritingTelephone Books Anthology of English-to-English Translations of Shakespeare Sonnets; The Alteration of Silence: Recent North American Poetry;  Seriously Funny: Poems About Love, God, War, Art, Sex, Madness, and Everything ElseA Best of Fence: The First Nine Years; and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century. His writing has been translated into Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish. His work has been recognized by grants from the PEN American Center, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council.

Chicago Poetry Events This Weekend!

You can’t just sit around twiddling your thumbs until Dollhouse 35 happens next week. We might suggest these two awesome events happening in Chicago this weekend:

Launch of Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (tonight [Thursday])

&

Pet Theories and Columbia College M.F.A. Poetry Students: A Night of Poetry and Music on Friday, where you’ll find past contributor Tony Trigilio, as well as many Dollhouse attendees!

And in the meantime, RSVP to #35!