Sep 12 2023


6:30 pm


$Give What You Can

Poetry Reading: Poetry in the Park *IN PERSON*

In person at Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect Ave. (RAIN DATE: WED 9/13)

Bring your blankets and chairs, snacks and drinks, and friends, and join us at the Solomon Juneau statue for this beloved summer reading series, now entering its ninth year. Poetry in the Park takes place in Juneau Park on the second Tuesday of June, July, August, and September, with rain dates scheduled on the second Wednesday of each month. This season’s events are made possible with support from Juneau Park Friends, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Village Church

September's event features readings from Francesca Kritikos, Chelsea Tadeyeske, Antonio Vargas-Nieto, and Mark Leidner

Francesca Kritikos is the editor-in-chief of the journal and publisher SARKA and the author of the books In the Bed of Sickness (Pitymilk Press, 2023), Exercise in Desire (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2022) and Animals Don't Go to Hell (Bottlecap Press, 2021). Her next book, SWEET BLOODY SALTY CLEAN, will be published by Feral Dove later in 2023. She was born and raised in Chicago.

Chelsea Tadeyeske lives, works and plays in Milwaukee, WI where she co-edits Pitymilk Press and curates poetry readings in her apartment, The Bell Tower. She's the author of several chapbooks including If You Bend It Backwards Nothing Really Happens (Rabbit Catastrophe Press, 2017), Princess Diana (Bathmatics, 2019), The Floor of a Cage Floating Above the Floor of a House (Bathmatics, 2020) and Island Weather (pitymilk press, 2023). She is a Virgo sun, Libra rising and Aquarius moon born in the year of the snake.

Antonio Vargas-Nieto is a Mexican born writer and emulsion enthusiast. He is a 2022-2023 Poetry Coalition Fellow and has been featured in Moody the Zine and Silver Operation. He believes poetry can exist outside of dusty books and beyond a glowing screen. Antonio is BASED in Milwaukee, WI.

Mark Leidner’s latest book is the poetry collection RETURNING THE SWORD TO THE STONE (Fonograf Editions, 2021). He is the author of several other books of poetry and fiction as well as the sci-fi feature film EMPATHY, INC. (2019). Originally from Georgia, he lives in California.

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