Poets in Space ft. Alex Dimitrov & José Olivarez

Friday, May 18th
7:30-9 PM
Dearborn Observatory
2131 Tech Drive

The Chicago Poetry Chicago will host a reading featuring Alex Dimitrov and José Olivarez at the Dearborn Observatory followed by a telescope tour of the Observatory’s dome. Books by the authors will be available for sale thanks to Unabridged Bookstore.

RSVP is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poets-in-space-tickets-45326877912

Alex Dimitrov is the author of Together and by Ourselves (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize.

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants, the co-auther of the book of poems Home Court, and the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Marketing Manager at Young Chicago Authors. A recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and the Conversation Literary Festival, his work has been published in the BreakBeat Poets, the Adroit Journal, The Rumpus, & Hyperallergic, among other places. His debut book of poems, Citizen Illegal, will be released in September 2018 from Haymarket Books. He lives in Chicago.

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