C. Russell Price and Valerie Wallace to read Jan. 21

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on January 21 at 6pm for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series.

Admission is free in the Garland Room on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.

January will feature poets C. Russell Price and Valerie Wallace. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

C. RUSSELL PRICE holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Northwestern University. Previous publications include Assaracus, Court Green, MiPOesias, North Chicago Review, Weave, and elsewhere. He currently works with TriQuarterly and StoryClub Magazine. He’s been a finalist for the Boston Review Discovery Award, The Edes Award for Emerging Artists, and The Russell Prize. He lives on the north side of Chicago where he paints and plays piano.

VALERIE WALLACE’s work was selected by Margaret Atwood for the 2012 Atty Award, and has been supported most recently by the Illinois Arts Council, Ragdale Foundation, Midwest Writers Center, and Vermont Studio Center. She teaches with the City Colleges of Chicago and Newberry Library, and is an editor with RHINO and advisory board member for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Her chapbook The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping is available from dancinggirlpress.



“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.