Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Larry Sawyer, and Tyler Mills to Read Dec. 11

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on December 11 for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series.

Admission is free in the Garland Room on the 1st floor of the Chicago Cultural Center at 6pm.

November will feature poets Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Larry Sawyer, and Tyler Mills. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

TYLER MILLS is the author of Tongue Lyre, winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press 2013). Her poems have appeared in the Believer, Blackbird, the Boston Review, and Poetry magazine (forthcoming). She is a PhD candidate in poetry at the University of Illinois-Chicago and editor-in-chief of The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought.

LARRY SAWYER curates the Myopic Books poetry series and is the co-director of The Chicago School of Poetics. Books include Unable to Fully California, Vertigo Diary, and Breaking Lorca. His poetry and reviews have appeared in publications including The Chicago Tribune, Boston Review, Action Yes, Forklift Ohio, Vanitas, Skanky Possum, Court Green, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere.

LINA RAMONA VITKAUSKAS is the author of SPINY RETINAS (Mutable Sound, 2014); Professional Poetry (White Hole Press, 2013); A Neon Tryst (Shearsman Books, 2013); HONEY IS A SHE (Plastique Press, 2012); THE RANGE OF YOUR AMAZING NOTHING (Ravenna Press, 2010); Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star (dancing girl press, 2006); and Shooting Dead Films with Poets (Fractal Edge Press, 2004). Her work has appeared in Atticus Review, Spork, The Awl, DIAGRAM, TriQuarterly, The Chicago Review, The Toronto Quarterly, The Prague Literary Review, and many others. Lina has been a faculty member and the marketing director at the Chicago School of Poetics, as well as the co-editor/designer of the 14-year-running online literary magazine, milk magazine.



“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.