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Real Talk Live! With Third Throat & Bassel Al-Madani!

Rocking your faces and blowing your minds, AT THE SAME TIME! We’ve got a multi-sensory poetry experience and some AMAzing music for you with Third Throat and Bassel Al-Madani As always, doors & open mic list open at 7:30 and the raucous starts promptly at 8PM. $7 Cover. 18+. BYOB. Elastic Arts 2830 N Milwaukee […]

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I’ve decided to move to New York come October. I’m feeling the same pull towards the city as I did towards Chicago more than two years ago. I’m sad to be leaving Chicago, and taking much of the summer to say a proper goodbye to all the beautiful places and people I know. I’m also […]

Savannah, Gee Hey – live from Westside School for the Desperate

My Father’s Drumset

Here’s an (admittedly bad) photo of the drum set taken after Dad sold it to a friend of mine (the talented Brian Deweese).

Salt Hill

I feel really lucky to have my poem “Fiat Lux” in the beautiful  new issue of Salt Hill. It was written in response to this TedTalk by Edith Widder  about bioluminescence. 


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