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  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
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

Travis Nichols

Travis Nichols is the author of two collections of poetry—Iowa(Letter Machine Editions, 2010), and See Me Improving (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)—and the novel Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (Coffee House Press, 2010). He is associate editor at the Poetry Foundation, as well as editor of the online magazine Weird Deer. He regularly contributes to The Believer, Paste, The Stranger, and the Huffington Post, and his work has appeared in a wide range of magazines and journals, such as the Boston Review, Crowd, Lungfull!, and Denver Quarterly. He lives in Chicago.
 

Selected Poems

Poem for Paul


Travis Nichols

 

Soon, in a kindergarten of trees
a carrot will spurt
from a small hole in the ground
and pin the berserk heart
of a rabbit to the sun.



from See Me Improving, Copper Canyon 2010