Sep 10th 2019

Salon Series | dancing girl press

@ Columbia College Chicago Library

624 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Opening Tuesday, September 10th, from 7PM - 9PM

On view through Tuesday, September 10th

Join the Library and the Aesthetics of Research for an evening of readings and discussion with recent authors of the dancing girl press chapbook series.


ANNETTE C. BOEHM is a bilingual poet and scholar from Germany. She is the author of The Five Parts of Love – Confabulating Sappho (Dancing Girl Press, 2012), E.D. Liberations (Dancing Girl Press, 2019) and The Knowledge Weapon, which won the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection competition. She serves as a poetry reader for Memorious – A Journal of New Verse and Fiction, and her poetry has appeared in the New Welsh Review, elimae, Bone Bouquet, Under the Radar, Paper and Ink Zine, Birmingham Poetry Review, and others. Website:

AVIYA KUSHNER grew up in a Hebrew-speaking home in New York. She is the author of The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible (Spiegel & Grau / Penguin Random House), which was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, a Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Finalist, and one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Religion Stories of 2015. She is The Forward’s language columnist and a former poetry columnist for; she has received a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an Illinois Arts Council grant, and a Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry.

ELEANORE TISCH, is a mischievous water creature, born and raised in the city of Chicago. She is a proud product of Chicago Public Schools. Sometimes an academic, sometimes a scalawag, always infatuated with language, she swims through the world attentive to minute moments of compassion – and it’s opposite. She received her B.A. in Writing & Literature from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and her M.A. in Education Foundations, Policy, and Practice from the University of Colorado – Boulder. She encourages (and would be honored to engage with) questions, call-ins, and dissents of her work.

A Florida native and recent transplant to Chicago by way of California, LEAH CLAIRE KAMINSKI has published poems in Bennington Review, FENCE, Prairie Schooner, Vinyl, and ZYZZYVA. A 2018 Artist in Residence at Everglades National Park, she has also received support from the Community of Writers, the Napa Valley Writers Conference, and Ragdale Foundation. She won Grand Prize in the 2017 Summer Literary Seminars Fiction & Poetry Contest and in the 2017 Matrix Magazine LitPOP awards, judged by Eileen Myles. Read some of her work at


Founded by alum and Columbia College Chicago Library staffer Kristy Bowen (MFA Poetry ’07), “dancing girl press and studio issues”, an annual series devoted to women writers, produces open and limited edition handmade books, art, paper goods, and accessories. dancing girl press operates out of the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan and can be found online at .

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