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Dollhouse's Monthly Poetry Party

By Maggie Hellwig in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 10, 2012 3:40PM

Image of Adam Fell Via H_NG M_N Website.
The premise of the Dollhouse Reading Series is quite simple: tote along your favorite beer to a quiet Chicago apartment, get cozy, and listen to some of the most talented emerging poets around. Dollhouse is curated by Dolly Lemke and Stephen Danos—both are poets themselves and seem to have joined forces either during the acquisition of or after receiving their MFAs at Columbia College Chicago. Every month they bring together a small group of poets to share their work, and they're on Reading Series #11 come this Friday.

The line-up on April 13 includes Adam Fell, whose book I Am Not a Pioneer was published in 2011. He also has a new chapbook, Ten Keys to Being a Champion On and Off the Field, which is available to read online here.

Rebecca Hazelton's first book, Fair Copy, is forthcoming from Ohio State University Press in the fall. She's had many of her poems published in various journals.

Jennifer Tatum-Cotamagana is an assistant editor for Hotel Amerika, and is an MFA candidate in Columbia College Chicago's Nonfiction program. You can read her some of her impressive work from Southloop Review Online here.

Ryan Teitman's Litany for the City and numerous poetry publications have landed him the Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry at Stanford.

Marcus Wicker is the author of Maybe the Saddest Thing, which will be released in October. The talented poet has earned several fellowships, publications, and will become part of the Creative Writing Faculty at the University of Southern Indiana in the fall.

The Dollhouse Reading Series is always free, always BYOB, and held at 1850 W. Belle Plaine Ave.: doors open at 7 p.m. and the reading starts at 7:30. They do ask, politely, that you contribute to their headcount by RSVPing on Facebook.