Six Points Reading ft. Faisal Mohyuddin & Suman Chhabra

Wednesday, Feb 6
Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Ave
6-7:30 PM

The Chicago Poetry Center will host a reading at Bookends & Beginnings featuring poets Faisal Mohyuddin & Suman Chhabra from 6-7:30 PM.

The poets will read from 6-7:30 PM and books will be available for purchase. As always, our readings are free and open to the public. Curated and hosted by Natasha Mijares.

We will also be featuring student poets Felicity Hector-Bruder and Jacob Hersh from Highland Park High School.

FAISAL MOHYUDDIN is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), which won the 2017 Sexton Prize for Poetry and was a 2018 Recommendation of the Poetry Book Society. Also the author of the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone Press, 2017), Faisal serves as an educator adviser to the global not-for-profit Narrative 4 and teaches English at Highland Park High School in Illinois.

SUMAN CHHABRA is a multigenre writer. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chhabra is the author of Demons Off, a chapbook through Meekling Press. She is a Kundiman Fellow and her work has been supported by Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, The Massachusetts ReviewTAYO,PoemeleonWINDOWHair Club, and Homonym. Chhabra teaches courses in Reading and Writing at SAIC.



“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.