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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Luke Daly

Luke Daly lives in Chicago where he co-edits the poetry magazine string of small machines and a chapbook series for House Press. He is author of Of a Free Town(with Barrett Gordon), The Vandalism Questions, and most recently 1-51, a collaboration with the photographer Rachel Buck.

Selected Poems

How Shall We Change Language to Geography


Luke Daly

 

Old & new world mentors
Peeling in inside artistic institutions.

Be suspicious using words-
How shall we point to air around us.

Thirty black/white versions.
Photocopied drawing of mid-

Western plains in winter using
Streetlights as perspective.

Time of day they'd all turn
On and month & phase of

Moon. "Slung up on an Im-
Permanent construction."

Other walls with plastic
Inch-thick brush & glue for papering

Things-then taken
Down when unintellig-

Ible. Streets get
Opened up again the weather's

Gotten warm. Used as material
It isn't that it's charged with

Meaning but has lived and has the
Town inside as parts of it.