Chicago Review 58:1

Featuring Marjorie Welish and Sergio Pitol
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Hard at Work

Hard at work on our special Elliott Carter issue (vol. 58.3/4)! Check back soon.
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Chicago Review 51:1/2

Featuring Christopher Middleton
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Inside the shelter of my body we fall, particles/of sand & salt/among water-/vented pollen/dispersed by/image & breeze.
Karla Kelsey
from Issue 58:02 (Winter 2014)

from the archives

Issue 57:01 — Autumn 2012

Issue 58:2 is off to print!

17 June

CR 58.2 is at the printer. Preorder now to look forward to POEMS by Karla Kelsey, Donna Stonecipher, Clark Coolidge, Amanda Nadelberg, Oliviero Girondo (tr. Harris Feinsod & Rachel Galvin), Hirato Renkichi (tr. Sho Sugita), and Lisa Cattrone; FICTION by Eduard Márquez (tr. Lawrence Venuti), Christina Hesselholdt (tr. Roger Greenwald), Michelle Dove, Brandi Wells; CORRESPONDENCE between Robert […]

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Issue 58:1 is off to print!
13 August 13

There’s so much to look forward to:

A strange and wonderful insert on the typography of blank pages, by Laksmi Cohen-MacGregor;

New poems by Lisa Jarnot, Phil Cordelli, Alfred Starr Hamilton, Eric Ellingsen, Tom Raworth, Marjorie Welish, Wong May; and Abdellatif Laâbi, translated by Andrew Zawacki;

New fiction by Matthew Nye; Felicitas Hoppe, translated by A. A. Srinivasan; and Sergio Pitol, translated by Cynthia Steele;

Nonfiction by Nathanaël, Rob Halpern, and J. H. Prynne;

A note on Kirill Medvedev; and, as always, rich reviews.

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Lit Pub Reviews Issue 57:1/2
23 May 13

The Lit Pub reviews our Ammons issue, 57:1/2. 

“Crass. Delicate. Geometric. Spare. Ammons’ work ties up our ways of knowing the world in a textile, one that reaches beyond the view of the eye when held up at arm’s reach. It is crass because it understands the world is profane in its abundance. It is delicate because it intimately knows the bluejays, pebbly sluices, orange juice, broken bones, and the after-effects of spring rains on earth worms’ chances of survival.

The Chicago Review keeps this substance in its rawest form, displaying copies of unpublished, typewritten, hand-edited drafts. (It even has the scroll of Ammons’ long poem Tape copied on its spine.) And the volume also provides sufficient analytical footwork, via four well-crafted essays, to catch the reader up to speed on the major readings of Ammons’ premier poems.”

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Issue 57:3/4 is off to the printer’s!
05 March 13

A Vivian Maier photo gallery;

Essays on Ecopoetics by Jed Rasula and David Nowell Smith;

New poems by Martha Ronk, Amaranth Borsuk, Jesse Seldess, Frederick Farryl Goodwin, Merrill Gilfillan, Rae Armantrout, Tim Earley, and Jena Osman. Aeschylus translated by John Tipton. Karl Larsson translated by Jennifer Hayashida. Michael Donhauser translated by Andrew Joron;

New fiction by Helen DeWitt and xTx. Luisa Valenzuela translated by Kirk Nesset;

Nonfiction by Gerald Bruns, Brian Blanchfield & Merrill Gilfillan, and Viktor Zhirmunsky (translated by John Hoffmann);

And, as always, a rich selection of notes and reviews.

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upcoming events

CR 58:3/4 launch reading and concert

Chicago Review is pleased to present a release reading and concert for 58:3/4: Elliott Carter: Settings

Poetry reading by Clark Coolidge. Concert by soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Jacob Greenberg, performing Elliott Carter’s songs, Of Challenge and of Love and “Voyage”

Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 pm
Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall
University of Chicago
Free admission

Refreshments will be served.

Fulton Recital Hall is located on the fourth floor of Goodspeed Hall. Street parking is available along the Midway Plaisance. Directions and parking map located here.

Cosponsored by the Program in Poetry and Poetics and UChicago Arts.

Clark Coolidge is the author of more than twenty books of verse and prose, including Own FaceAt EgyptThe Crystal Text, The Maintains, Solution Passage, and Mine: One That Enters the Stories. He is also the editor of Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations (The Documents of Twentieth-Century Art), 2010. His most recent books are 88 Sonnets (2012) and A Book Beginning What and Ending Away (2013), both from Fence Books. A lifelong drummer, he is currently a member of the free improv group Ouroboros.

Soprano Tony Arnold is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and performs frequently with Ensemble Modern, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW, L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and in international festivals on four continents. She works closely with the most celebrated composers of our day, including Crumb, Furrer, Kurtág, Aperghis, Lang. To date, Arnold has premiered over 200 works written expressly for her voice. One of the most recorded singers of contemporary music, her discography includes the 2006 Grammy nominated Ancient Voices of Children on Bridge Records.

Pianist Jacob Greenberg is also a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), for which he also serves as Director of Education. A leading pianist of modern song, he has toured extensively with soprano Tony Arnold; their 2013 recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi has been singled out by critics. He has recorded for the Bridge, Naxos, Mode, Kairos, Centaur, Tzadik, and New Amsterdam labels, and live performances have been heard on WQXR New York, BBC Radio 3, WFMT Chicago and Radio Netherlands. His critically acclaimed solo disc, Solitary, was released in 2010 on New Focus Recordings.

CR 57:3/4 Launch Party

Chicago Review is pleased to announce the launch of 57:3/4. Come join us to celebrate as we present readings by Kent Johnson, Jill Magi, and John Tipton.

Thursday, May 2
7:30 pm
Midway Studios, Room 108
935 E 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637

Refreshments will be served.

Midway Studios is located on the corner of 60th St and Ingleside Avenue, on the south side of the Midway Plaisance. Street parking is available along the Midway Plaisance. Parking map located here.

Kent Johnson‘s A Question Mark Above the Sun: Documents on the Mystery Surrounding a Famous Poem “by” Frank O’Hara (Punch Press, 2011), named a “Book of the Year” by the Times Literary Supplement, was recently published in an expanded edition by Starcherone/Dzanc Books. His translation and annotation of César Vallejo’s only known interview is forthcoming as a chapbook from Ugly Duckling Presse.

Jill Magi works in text and image and is the author of the books SLOT (Ugly DucklingPresse), Cadastral Map (Shearsman), Threads (Futurepoem), Torchwood (Shearsman), and numerous small, handmade books. She teaches at Goddard College and runs Sona Books, a chapbook press.

John Tipton has translated Sophocles’ Ajax and is the author of Surfaces, both books issued by Flood Editions. He is the publisher of Verge Books.

Mark your calendars!

We’re planning a launch party for 57:3/4, with readings by John Tipton, Jill Magi, and Kent Johnson. May 2nd. Evening. Taft House/Midway Studios. More soon.