Jason Bredle, Lana Rahkman, and Alix Anne Shaw to read Feb 19

Join the Poetry Center on the 19th for the February installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free at 6pm in the Garland Room on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.

This month, we’re pleased to welcome Lana Rahkman, Alix Anne Shaw, and Jason Bredle.

LANA RAHKMAN has current poems published or forthcoming in Superstition Review, Whiskey Island, Weave, New Madrid, Harpur Palate, Salamander, 5th Wednesday and others. She received her MFA from Northwestern University, where she was the former poetry editor of TriQuarterly. She lives in Chicago with her husband and her two cats.

 ALIX ANNE SHAW is the author of two poetry collections: Dido in Winter (Persea 2014), named one of the best poetry collections of the year by The Library Journal, and Undertow (Persea 2007), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, The Kenyon Review, and New American Writing. She is currently an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 JASON BREDLE is the author of four books and three chapbooks, including Carnival, selected as an Editor’s Choice for the 2012 Akron Series in Poetry, The Book of Evil, winner of the 2009 Dream Horse Press Chapbook Prize, Standing in Line for the Beast, winner of the 2006 New Issues Poetry Prize, and A Twelve Step Guide, winner of the 2004 New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest. The recipient of a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, his poems have been anthologized in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day from Random House, Poems about Horses from Alfred A. Knopf, and Seriously Funny from the University of Georgia Press. He lives in Oak Park, where he works as a linguist.


Next month, Stuart Dybek and Sandy Marchetti join us on March 12th



“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.