Check out the newest issues from Ghost Proposal, Vocation:Vacation, and Jellyfish. Can you find all the Dollhouse Alums?!

Check out the newest issues from Ghost Proposal, Vocation:Vacation, and Jellyfish. Can you find all the Dollhouse Alums?!

The elegant CM Burroughs, a Dollhouse alum, and Andre Price are reading tonight at The Open Door Reading Series. Get out and show your love! And don’t forget to share it with Ruben Quesada and Tana Young from Eastern Illinois University.


The elegant CM Burroughs, a Dollhouse alum, and Andre Price are reading tonight at The Open Door Reading Series. Get out and show your love! And don’t forget to share it with Ruben Quesada and Tana Young from Eastern Illinois University.

After a month off, you must be dying for the next Dollhouse. RSVP here!

After a month off, you must be dying for the next Dollhouse. RSVP here!

Throw Back Thursday with Nicole Wilson and Lettered Streets Press

Nicole Wilson’s new book Super & Repair Kit (Lettered Streets Press, 2014) was just released last month. Nicole read at the Dollhouse #5, making her an original alum. Check out the trailer for her new book here! And then of course, become inspired to add it to your collection of great poetry!!

Joshua Young, a past and upcoming reader of ours, is the editor and co-founder of Lettered Streets Press, along with poetry editors Abigail Zimmer and Ian Denning.

Bonus news:  They are currently accepting submissions through March 31st!

Tomorrow night, Mary Ruefle and Jenny Boully read at Columbia College Chicago!! More info found here!

Tomorrow night, Mary Ruefle and Jenny Boully read at Columbia College Chicago!! More info found here!

The Swell is back this month with an amazing cast and location! RSVP and more info here.

The Swell is back this month with an amazing cast and location! RSVP and more info here.

Throw Back Thursday with Matt Hart

If you were at Dollhouse #29, then you had the honor of witnessing Matt Hart and his amazing poetry. We got a glimpse of his long poem “Radiant Action”, and if you were a fan, then you’ll be pleased to hear some of its sections are in Ghost Town & Spoke Too Soon.  The experience is like a comet storm colliding with your brain (Aka Mind Blowing, but in the most pleasurable sense). So check it out!

And as a Bonus, Radiance & Wreckage: an Interview with Matt Hart from Ghost Town.

Vocation:Vacation

We know you are all recovering from AWP or at least recovering from the influx of AWP14 hash tags and Facebook shout outs. But we wanted to bring you something you might not have seen there.

Vocation:Vacation is a new journal edited and curated by Zachary Zalman Green. It is a brilliant journal focusing on a writer’s work, poetics, and play. Past Dollhouse Alum, Thomas Patrick Levy, is featured in Issue one, which may be found here!

The Dollhouse Presents: Tony Trigilio

Tony Trigilio’s recent poetry collections include Book 1 of The Complete “Dark Shadows” (of My Childhood) (BlazeVOX Books, 2014) and White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013).  He is editor of Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in Spring 2014).  He directs the program in Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College Chicago and co-edits Court Green.

And he is a brilliant force in the world of poetry, representing a state of presentness and attention to detail that we can only hope to one day achieve! Come see Tony read tomorrow night at 7pm! RSVP here!

The Dollhouse Presents: Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox lives in Minneapolis where she co-imagines the Center for Visionary Poetics, and works as a teacher and doula. She also offers “relevant astrology” readings and placental encapsulation at The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy. She is the author of Because Why and The First Flag (finalist for a 2014 MN Book Award), both from Coffee House Press. As artist-in-residence at the American Craft Council Library, she initiated the ongoing multimedia public invocation performance The Great Goddess is Everyone, and she was present at the conceptual birth of the Dollhouse Reading Series which took place in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI, on a snowy March night in 2011 before any of us had ever heard of the Polar Vortex.

And you get to see her read this Saturday at the Dollhouse #31! Get ready for a poetry party! RSVP here!