Stuart Dybek & Sandra Marchetti to Read March 12

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 March 12th from 6-7pm.

This month, we’re pleased to welcome Stuart Dybek and Sandy Marchetti. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

SANDRA MARCHETTI holds an MFA from George Mason University and teaches writing at Elmhurst College outside of Chicago. She is the author of Confluence, a debut full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications. Eating Dog Press also published an illustrated edition of her essays and poetry, A Detail in the Landscape, and Sandy’s first volume, The Canopy, won Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest. Her poems and prose appear in The Journal, Subtropics, The Hollins Critic, Sugar House Review, Mid-American Review, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere.

STUART DYBEK has published two volumes of poetry, Brass Knuckles and Streets In Their Own Ink. Two new collections of his fiction, Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern, were published simultaneously by FSG in 2014. His previous books include Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago—a One Book, One Chicago selection– and I Sailed with Magellan. His work is widely anthologized and appears in publications such as The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Dybek is the recipient of many literary awards including the PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize for “distinguished achievement in the short story”, a Lannan Award, the Academy Institute Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Harold Washington Literary Award, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and four O’Henry Prizes. His work has appeared in Best American Poetry and in Best American Fiction. In 2007, he was awarded both a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University.



“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.