Fatimah Asghar & Donna Vorreyer to read Jan. 28

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for the Six Points Reading Series’ first installment of 2016!

This first reading of the year turns a new page for the Poetry Center as we move into a variety of rotating locations throughout Chicago. Make note that each reading will take place at a different venue and sometimes times may change (like this reading for example which begins at 7pm!)

Admission is free at the Grace Church in Logan Square, but the church has graciously asked if attendees can bring one dollar for donation.

This month, we’re pleased to feature Fatimah Asghar and Donna Vorreyer! Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

FATIMAH ASGHAR is a nationally touring poet, photographer and performer. She created Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-violent contexts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, PEN Poetry Series, The Paris-American, The Margins, and Gulf Coast. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her chapbook “After” was released on Yes Yes Books fall of 2015.

DONNA VORREYER is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress Publications, 2013) as well as seven chapbooks, most recently Encantado, a collaboration with artist Matt Kish from Redbird Chapbooks. She was a poetry editor for Extract(s) until the end of 2015 and works as a middle school teacher in the Chicago suburbs.

Books available for purchase after the reading! Our next Six Points will be on February 6th at Subterranean feat. Christopher Soto & guests!



“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.