Aricka Foreman reads from “Salt Body Shimmer.” She will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. A Q&A and signing will follow their discussion.
At the Co-op
About the book: “Salt Body Shimmer” is Aricka Foreman’s bold full-length debut with lush imagery that unfurls a portrait around readers line by line.
About the author: Aricka Foreman is a poet, editor and educator from Detroit, MI. Author of “Salt Body Shimmer” and the chapbook “Dream with a Glass Chamber” (both on YesYes Books), she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her poems, essays and features have appeared in The Offing, Buzzfeed, Vinyl, RHINO, The Blueshift Journal, Day One, shuf Poetry, James Franco Review, THRUSH, “Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation” (Viking Penguin), among others. She currently lives in Chicago, IL.
About the interlocutor: Tara Betts is the author of “Break the Habit” and “Arc & Hue” as well as the chapbooks “7 x 7: kwansabas” and “THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali.” She is part of the MFA faculty at Stonecoast – University of Southern Maine and teaches a weekly poetry workshop at Stateville maximum security prison. She proudly penned a poem celebrating Illinois’ bicentennial, which was published by Candor Arts in 2019. In addition to her work as the Poetry Editor at Another Chicago Magazine and The Langston Hughes Review, she recently signed on as the Lit Editor at Newcity and the Editor at The Silver Room’s Beautiful People. She hosts author chats at the Seminary Co-Op bookstores and other venues in Chicago.