Grandma’s House – Chicago’s coziest poetry show – returns this month with featured poet Rachel “Raych” Jackson following the launch of her poetry collection- EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION.
Grandma’s House opens its doors at 8pm with the open mic sign up happening promptly at 8:30 (psst: show up early if you want on the list- spots go fast!). After the open mic Raych will share her work with us as the night’s featured poet.
Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator and performer. While teaching third and fourth grade in Chicago Public Schools, Jackson competed on numerous national poetry teams and individual competitions. Her poems have gained over 1.5 million views on YouTube. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow. Jackson recently voiced ‘DJ Raych’ in the Jackbox game, Mad Verse City. Her latest play, “Emotions & Bots”, premiered at the Woerdz Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Jackson wrote a room dedicated to her city for 29Rooms’ first installment in Chicago, through Refinery 29. She co-created and co-hosts Big Kid Slam, a monthly poetry show in Chicago. Jackson’s work has been published by many— including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, The Shallow Ends, and Washington Square Review. Her debut collection EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION is forthcoming through Button Poetry. She currently lives in Chicago.
Free RSVP for your spot – suggested donation of $5 at the door.