Chicago Book Expo 2017

We look forward to seeing you at Chicago Review’s table at this year’s Chicago Book Expo, thanks to the sponsorship of our friends at the Poetry Foundation.

The Expo will be held at 1104 South Wabash Avenue beginning at noon on October 1st. Learn more at

AWP 2015

Chicago Review looks forward to seeing you at #AWP15. We’ll be at table 755 with the University of Chicago’s Creative Writing & Poetics crew and the lovely people from the University of Chicago Master’s in Humanities program.

Drop by for a sneak peek at pages from our upcoming 59.1/2, witty repartee, and deals on subscriptions and back issues. Keep your eyes peeled on Facebook for news about a top-secret get-together on Saturday night (4/11/15), and listen in live as we tweet the conference away: @chireview.

Conversation with Clark Coolidge

presented by Chicago Review and the Program in Poetry & Poetics

Thursday, Oct 9, 4.30-6:00pm
Midway Studios 108
University of Chicago

Midway Studios is located on the corner of 60th St and Ingleside Avenue, on the south side of the Midway Plaisance.

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.

Tom Raworth Reading

Friday, October 12, 2012
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse (60th St. and Drexel Ave.)

Refreshments will be served.

The Logan Center for the Arts is located on 60th St between Drexel Ave and Ingleside Avenue, on the south side of the Midway Plaisance. Street parking is available along the Midway Plaisance. Parking map located here.

This reading is part of the Logan Launch Festival, a three-day event celebrating the opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. Find more information about other events at the Festival here.


Tom Raworth was born in London in 1938. Since leaving school at 16 he has worked; occasionally taught; printed and published poetry by others in both magazines and books; lived in England, the United States and Mexico; had more than 40 books of his own (poetry and prose) published; been translated into many languages; exhibited his graphic work worldwide; collaborated with musicians, visual artists and other writers; and has given readings in more than twenty countries (most recently China and Mexico). Carcanet published his Collected Poems in 2003, and plan a Selected Poems for his 75th birthday next year. He wonders where it all went wrong and what he’ll do when he grows up.

Tom Pickard Reading

Friday, October 5, 2012
5:00pm in CDT

Taft House Reading Room, 6016 S. Ingleside, Chicago, IL

Chicago Review and the Committee on Creative Writing are pleased to present Tom Pickard.

Join us in the Taft House Reading Room (6016 S. Ingleside) at 5 on October 5. Refreshments will be served.


Tom Pickard lives in the North Pennine hills of the English-Scottish Border. His last three books of poetry, Hole in the Wall (New and Selected)The Dark Months of May, and Ballad of Jamie Allan were all published by Flood Editions. Ballad of Jamie Allan was a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Awards. His part-memoir, More Pricks Than Prizes, was published by Pressed Wafer in 2010.


A Multimedia Reading

Thursday, May 31, 2012
7:30pm in CDT
Rosenwald Hall, Room 405, Chicago, IL

With generous support from Poem Present and the New Media Workshop, Chicago Review is pleased to announce A Multimedia Reading by Stephanie Strickland and Judd Morrissey

Refreshments will be served.

Chicago Review Reading

Keston Sutherland & William Fuller & John Wilkinson

7-9 PM at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor

April 23, 2011

Keston Sutherland teaches English literature and critical theory at the University of Sussex. He is editor of Quid and the Quid CD series and is currently editing the complete critical prose of J.H. Prynne. He has published numerous essays on poetics, politics and philosophy. Keston’s poetry has been translated into French, German, English and Chinese, appearing in anthologies, journals and newspapers across the high art marginalese diaspora. He has given readings all over the world and is thus thoroughly metropolitan. He represented Great Britain in November 2005 at the French Biennale des Poetes at Val de Marne.

William Fuller’s new book Hallucination has just been published by Flood Editions; Watchword (2006) and Sadly (2003) were also published by Flood. Three Replies appeared from Keston Sutherland and Andrea Brady’s Barque Press in 2008; and his next book, Quorum, will be published by Seagull Books, India, as part of a series of books edited by Keston Sutherland. He lives in Hubbard Woods and has worked on the same floor of The Northern Trust Company for the last 26 years.

John Wilkinson is an English poet of uncertain origin whose most recent books of poetry are Down to Earth (2008) and Flung Clear (2010), the latter a revised reissue of a 1994 title. These titles seem oddly situating, as though the books’ writer were placed and displaced through writing and publication, as though writing expressed him, to his bemusement. Born in London but never a Londoner, always away somewhere, he has lived in the US since 2005, joining the faculty of the University of Chicago last summer. But if he takes place it may be elsewhere, or so it feels. It feels for him, that is, and finds a stand-in which allows him to be here – the displaced, exiled and distorted expression of his writing.