Holly Amos, Mairead Case, and Dan Magers To Read August 10th

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Mars Gallery for the August installment of the Six Points Reading Series on August 10th at 7pm!

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.

This month we are pleased to welcome Holly Amos, Mairead Case, and Dan Magers. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

HOLLY AMOS is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual Guidance of Air as well as the chapbook This Is a Flood, both from H_NGM_N BKS. Currently living in Chicago, she is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for the online journal Pinwheel.

MAIREAD CASE s a working writer in Colorado. Currently she is a PhD student at the University of Denver, the organizer of the Dikeou Reading Series, and a teacher at Naropa University and the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. She is the author of the novel See You In the Morning (featherproof) and Tenderness, a poetry chapbook.

DAN MAGERS’ first book of poems, Partyknife, (Birds, LLC) was described by Thurston Moore “as if poet-ghost adrift thru dressing rooms backstage taking notes…Writing poems like these is just as good as starting a band.” Magers is the founder of the online poetry journal Sink Review and the handmade chapbook press Immaculate Disciples Press, which focuses on poetry book and artist collaborations. His newest chapbook Spiritual Grave Year is published by Reality Beach. He lives in Chicago.


Mars Gallery is located on Fulton Market Street between May Street and Racine Avenue in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

You can reach the gallery using public transit. Take the CTA L train, using the Green or Pink line, to the Morgan-Lake stop. Walk one block north on Morgan Street, turn left (north) on Fulton Market Street, and walk 3 blocks west. Look for the red door on the south side of the street.



“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.