Marty McConnell & Joel Craig to read June 11

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for this month’s installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free at the Garland Room on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. The reading will take place on June 11th from 6-7pm.

This month, we’re pleased to welcome Chicago-based poets Joel Craig and Mart McConnell. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

MARTY McCONNELL lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she coaches individuals and groups toward building thriving, sustainable lives and organizations. An MFA graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, her work has recently appeared in Best American Poetry 2014, Southern Humanities Review, Gulf Coast, and Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Southampton Poetry Review. Her first full-length collection, “wine for a shotgun,” published by EM Press, received the Silver Medal in the 2013 Independent Publishers Awards, and was a finalist for both the Audre Lorde Award (Publishing Triangle) and the Lambda Literary Awards.

JOEL CRAIG is the author of The White House (Green Lantern Press, 2012), and the chapbook Shine Tomorrow (Lost Horse, 2009). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, GutCult, A Public Space, TYPO, Iowa Review, FENCE, and Rabbit Light Movies, among others. He co-founded and curates The Danny’s Reading Series, and edits poetry for MAKE Literary Magazine. He lives, in Chicago.


Our next Six Points reading will be on July 9th feat. Maggie Smith and Anthony Opal



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