Jul 13th 2019

Red Rover Series Experiment #119
Solidarity Forever / A Walking Poem

**please note special location **

Claire Finch
MC Hyland
Christine Kanownik
Isaac George Lauritsen
Tarnynon Onumonu
Camilo Roldan
Zhou Sivan

Special Guests:
Your participation is welcome.
Bring 1 poem to share.
(3 minutes or less)

Outdoor reading in the Uptown neighborhood
near CTA Lawrence red line, rain or shine
7pm / Walk starts 7:30pm
7:30pm start in The Lawrence House, 1020 W. Lawrence
9pm end in The Uptown Arcade, 4830 N. Broadway

CLAIRE FINCH is based in Paris and writes experimental dyke porn inspired by the apocalypse of the everyday. She publishes her texts through her cycle of literary plagiarism workshops, performances, and readings (FRANCE: Centre Pompidou, Le Magas in CNAC Grenoble, La Galerie Noisy-le-sec, Bagnoler Bagnolet, After 8 books GERMANY: Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe ENGLAND: Mimosa House). She is a touring member of the French dyke-trans-nonbinary author’s collective RER-Q. She is currently working on a PhD at the University of Paris 8 about queer experimental literature.

MC HYLAND is the author of poetry collections THE END (Sidebrow, 2019) and Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press, 2010). She holds MFAs in Poetry and Book Arts from the University of Alabama and a PhD in English Literature from NYU. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, and public art projects. She is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, as well as the author of several poetry chapbooks—most recentlyThe Laundry Poem/Five Essays on the Lyric (with Anna Gurton-Wachter, self-published, 2018), and Plane Fly At Night (above/ground press, 2018).

CHRISTINE KANOWNIK is the author of HEAD (Trembling Pillow Press, 2019) and KING OF PAIN (Monk Books, 2016). Her poetry is can be found at FENCE, Diagram, Cosmonaut Avenue, jubilat, among others. Her chapbook We Are Now Beginning to Act Wildly was published in 2012 by Diez Press. She lives in Chicago.

ISAAC GEORGE LAURITSEN is a poet and playwright. Originally from Chicago, he is currently a graduate student in the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His poems can be found in Habitat Magazine and Inklette. His short play, Zoey & Louise, was recently produced by a local New Orleans theater company. Previews of his plays can be found at the New Play Exchange. This past June, he was Writer-in-Residence at the Twisted Run Retreat Center in Vancleave, Mississippi.

TARNYNON ONUMONU (Ty-yuh-nuh) is an emerging writer, performing and visual artist born and raised in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the southeast side of Chicago. She is extremely proud of and humbled by her southside citizenship and West African lineage. Aside from her art practice, she is committed to social justice work and youth empowerment. As a teaching artist with Free Write Arts and Literacy and other reputable youth centered organizations, she is able to marry her creative work and desire for social service engagement.

CAMILO ROLDAN is a Colombian-American poet and translator born in Milwaukee, WI and currently living in Bogotá, Colombia. His poems and translations have appeared in various print and digital magazines in the US and Colombia. He is the translator of the chapbook ‘Amilkar U., Nadaísta in Translation’ (These Signals Press, 2011), co-author of the chapbook ‘∆ [delta]’ with Douglas Piccinnini and Cynthia Gray (TPR Press, 2013), and author of the chapbook ‘La Torre’ (Well Greased Press, 2015). His translation of Amílcar Osorio’s Vana Stanza is forthcoming from Elis Press. Dropout is his first full-length book of poems.

ZHOU SIVAN (or Nic Wong) is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Sea Hypocrisy (co-published by DoubleCross Press and Projective Industries, 2016) and Zero Copula (Delete Press, 2015). He holds a PhD in comparative literature, and his poems and essays have appeared in Almost Island, Asymptote, Chicago Review, Full Stop Quarterly, and Lana Turner. Born in Malaysia, he currently lives in Chicago.

Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over one hundred events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.

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