Justin Boening & J. Jerome Cruz To Read Oct. 26

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Innertown Pub for the October installment of the Six Points Reading Series!

In 2016 we continue to move to a variety of rotating locations throughout Chicago, and we’re grateful for the community partnerships we’ve been able to develop as a result of this. As always, our readings are free and open to the public. Innertown Pub is a 21+ location.

This month we are pleased to welcome Justin Boening and J. Jerome Cruz. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi and Natasha Mijares. RSVP via our Facebook event here. 

JUSTIN BOENING is the winner of the National Poetry Series for his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last. He is also a recipient of a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person. Boening teaches in the Columbia University Summer High School Program and is a co-founding editor of Horsethief Books.

J. JEROME CRUZ holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cimarron Review, The Adroit Journal, Rust+Moth, and Best New Poets, among others. He lives and writes in Homer Glen, Illinois.

Books available for sale following the reading.

*Innertown Pub is accessible via public transportation- by bus: 50/Damen and 70/Division; by “L”: Blue Line to Division station and a 13 minute walk to the pub.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.