Nov 20th 2020

American Gun Book Launch

@ Guild Literary Complex


Opening Friday, November 20th, from 6PM - 8PM

Join us for the virtual book launch of “American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans” a collective response to the individual suffering behind the statistics. Big Shoulders Books editor Chris Green asked one-hundred poets from across the city to take turns writing a communal poem about Chicago’s gun violence. The poets range in age, gender, race, ethnicity, and poetic experience. Such well-known poets as Ed Hirsch, Haki Madhubuti, Ed Roberson, Marc Smith, Ana Castillo, and Kevin Coval write with teen poets from the South and West sides . . . many from the group Young Chicago Authors, but also young poets from Chicago’s alternative high schools, where statistically, students experience the most gun violence in the city.
Sponsored by Big Shoulders Books, the DePaul University Publishing Institute, the Guild Literary Complex, and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

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