Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm

Please join us at the next Powells North Reading in celebration of the release of the Cracked Slab Books anthology The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century featuring readings by

Raymond Bianchi

Mark Tardi
Kerri Sonnenberg
Chris Glomski
Erica Bernheim

When Carl Sandburg asked in his Chicago Poems, close to a hundred years ago, for "a voice to speak to me in the day end, / A hand to touch me in the dark room / Breaking the long loneliness," little did he know his city would be so fully and livingly answered and so honored. Chicago is again transformed by poetry. Here in these myriad acts of imagination, the poets of The City Visible give to it again, in Shakespeare's terms, "a local habitation and a name."
-Peter Gizzi