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A Year in the Life

By Margaret Hicks in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 19, 2006 1:40PM

Powells.jpg525,600 minutes, 525,600 minutes, how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In cups of coffee? In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife?

Pardon our departure into lame, but catchy show-tunes, but we couldn't get it out of our head when we heard that it was Powell’s Bookstore's one year anniversary of their reading series. To celebrate, tomorrow night they will host John Tipton, founder and director of the Chicago Poetry Project. Also reading, will be Peter O’Leary, poet and author of “Depth Theology” and “Watchfulness”. O’Leary is also the curator of season five of the Chicago Poetry Project.

The press release promises “poetry, fiction, merriment, and nostalgia”. Sounds good to us, we like all of those things, and we like that it’s not limited to one or the other, but to different styles of writing. The other cool thing is, the reading series pairs up newer authors with more established ones, creating a dialogue between writers, and also the audience.

So how do we measure a year in the life of a woman or a man? How about love? Measure your life in love, seasons of love.

Sorry to everyone we just song-fucked. Sing the Macarena; it’ll do it every time. We promise.

Powell North’s One Year Anniversary Party is Thursday, April 20 at 7:00PM. Powell’s is located at 2850 N. Lincoln. (773) 248-1444