Sunday, August 13, 5:30 pm
2620 N. Milwaukee
Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. His numerous books include Activities of Daily Living (2017), Brief Nudity (2013), Basic Cable Couplets (2012), abbrev (2011), About the Author (2011), and I Am Spam (2004). He is also an acclaimed songwriter whose most recent release is Good Grief (2015).
Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue as well as the chapbooks 7 x 7: kwansabas and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. Her work has appeared in POETRY, Essence, NYLON, and numerous anthologies. Tara is also one of the co-editors of The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives About Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century. She teaches at University of Illinois-Chicago.
Chielozona Eze grew up in Nigeria. He studied philosophy at St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene, Catholic theology with the Jesuits in Innsbruck, Austria, philosophy/literature and creative writing at Purdue University. He is currently professor of English and African literature at Northeastern Illinois University. He has published poems and short stories in journals such as Eclectica, Wasafiri, MTLS, and Northeast Review. He was shortlisted for the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2013. In 2016 he was selected as one of the new generation African poets whose chapbooks were published by the African Poetry Book Fund.