Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023

5:00 pm, Metropolis Cafe, 1039 W Granville


Rachel Galvin

… is the author of Uterotopia (Persea Books, 2022), as well as two previous poetry collections: Elevated Threat Level (2018) and Pulleys & Locomotion (2009). Her translation of Raymond Queneau's Hitting the Streets (2013), was awarded the 2014 Scott Moncrieff Prize. Her poems, translations, and essays have appeared in Boston ReviewColorado ReviewGulf CoastMcSweeney’sThe New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Chicago.

Toby Altman

… is the author of two poetry collections—Discipline Park (Wendy’s Subway, 2023) and Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017)—with a third, Jewel Box (Essay Press, 2025), on the way. He has held fellowships from the Graham Foundation, MacDowell, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College.

Rosamund Lannin

… has been published in Vice, The Billfold, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet,, and elsewhere. The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, she is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade.

Stephanie Liang

… is a Chinese-American poet whose work explores grief, family, identity, and longing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rainy Day Magazine, Runestone, and Masks. She is originally from Kansas and now lives in New York. 

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