On the first Monday of every month, The Corner becomes The Poetory and features some of Chicago’s brightest and bravest emerging poets. The night kicks off with an open mic, and everyone is invited!
In November we are excited to announce that The Poetory will be hosted by H. Melt and + (Plus Sign), with feature poets Jamila Woods and Erika Sanchez!
Doors at 7pm || $5 || 17+
Meet your hosts and features:
>>> H. Melt is a poet and artist whose work proudly documents Chicago’s queer and trans communities. Their writing has appeared many places including Lambda Literary, The Offing, and Them, the first trans literary journal in the United States. H. Melt is the author of The Plural, The Blurring. They work at the Poetry Foundation and Chicago’s feminist bookstore.
>>> + (pronounced “Plus Sign”) is President of the World; a rapper, educator, writer, and community organizer who likes to play a lot of games on his way to granting eternal life to our planet! His work can be found at tenderdiscovery.com
>>> Jamila Woods is a poet, singer, and teaching artist from Chicago, IL. A Pushcart Prize winner, her poetry has been published by Poetry Magazine, Haymarket Books and Third World Press. Jamila was a 2015 recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship awarded by the Poetry Foundation. She is also a member of the Dark Noise Collective of poets & educators of color. Jamila recently released her debut solo album HEAVN to rave reviews by Pitchfork, SPIN & the Chicago Tribune.
>>> Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her first collection of poetry, Lessons on Expulsion, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in July 2017. Her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, is forthcoming from Knopf in fall 2017, and her nonfiction has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. She has received a CantoMundo Fellowship, a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.