Closing Party / Trifecta Book Release

7:00-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR

December 18, 2013

The Green Lantern Press is moving to a new space! While details on that are forthcoming, we’d like to celebrate the old space first. For the last 10 years, the loft apartment at 1511 N Milwaukee Ave has hosted countless free readings, music events, artistic performances, cultural discussions and, of course, art exhibits. From 2005-2010 it housed The Green Lantern Gallery. In 2011, it morphed into The (New) Corpse Space where it continued a rigorous series of public readings and … Read more

Book Release(s): Michael Autrey and Peter O’Leary

7:00-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR

December 14, 2013

Join us in celebration of two new books out from the Cultural Society: Michael Autrey’s Our Fear and Peter O’Leary’s Phosphorescence of Thought. Peter and Michael will both be reading from their books and will be joined by fellow Cultural Society author Chris Glomski. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Portland, Oregon, Michael Autrey studied in France and Greece, lived and worked in the Czech Republic, India and Paraguay, and has made long visits to Australia. He is a graduate … Read more

Book Release: ARK by Ronald Johnson

7:00-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR

November 13, 2013

Come celebrate the release of a new edition of Ronald Johnson’s masterpiece ARK, published by Flood Editions in a sumptuous new book. ARK is Johnson’s architectonic monument of the imagination, simultaneously a projectivist serial poem in the lineage of Pound, Zukofsky, Olson, and Duncan; and something else unprecedented, a concrete epic poem. Previously published in 1996, while Johnson was still alive, but in an edition that has gone out of print, this new edition of ARK, over two years in … Read more

Norman Finkelstein / Joshua Corey

7:00-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR

October 23, 2013

Norman Finkelstein is a poet, critic, and Professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati, where he has taught since 1980. His books of poetry include Restless Messengers (1992), Passing Over (2007), Scribe (2009), and Inside the Ghost Factory (2010).  His serial poem Track, originally published in three volumes, appeared last year in a new, single-volume edition from Shearsman. He has written extensively about modern and postmodern poetry and about Jewish American literature; his most recent critical book is On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred In Contemporary American … Read more

Book Launch for PQRS: A Poets Theater Script

7:00-9:30 AT THE (NEW) CORPSE SPACE 1511 N. MILWAUKEE 2ND FLOOR

September 25, 2013

Reading, book launch, sound, and screening with Mark Booth, Mairead Case, Patrick Durgin, Devin King, and a salad bar. To celebrate the publication of PQRS: A Poets Theater Script, Patrick Durgin will read “Prelude to PQRS” and screen clips from films cited in the book. Mark Booth and Devin King will collaborate on a sound piece [based on music cited in the book]. Mairead Case will read her own work. And we shall consume salad.   PQRS is a poets … Read more

Leila Wilson / Peter Thomas

7:00-9:30 at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor

May 01, 2013

Join us in celebration of Leila Wilson’s new book, The Hundred Grasses.   Leila Wilson’s The Hundred Grasses is out from Milkweed Editions.  Poems from the collection have appeared in Poetry, Iowa Review, A Public Space, Court Green, and American Letters and Commentary.  She teaches at the School of the Art Institute and University of Chicago.   Peter Thomas is a playwright whose short works have appeared at the American Theatre Company, The Artistic Home, Second City, and as a part of the Small Fish Radio and Thespanarium … Read more

CANCELED: Michael Heller / Devin King

7:00-9:30 at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor

March 20, 2013

Unfortunately, Michael Heller won’t be able to make it from NYC tonight. This event is postponed till a later date. Join us in celebration of the release of Michael Heller’s This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (Nightboat Books).   Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (2012), Beckmann Variations & other poems (2010) and Eschaton (2009). His collection of … Read more

In Conversation: Daniel Borzutzky, James Elkins, Jennifer Scappettone, Nathanaël

7:00-9:30 at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor

January 30, 2013

Daniel Borzutzky, James Elkins and Nathanaël will convene to mark the occasion of the publication of Nathanaël’s most recent work, SISYPHUS, OUTDONE. Theatres of the Catastrophal, published this fall by Nightboat Books. A reading from the work will be followed by a public conversation. Daniel Borzutzky is the author of The Book of Interfering Bodies (2011); The Ecstasy of Capitulation (2007) and Arbitrary Tales (2005). His translations include Raúl Zurita’s Song for his Disappeared Love and Jaime Luis Huenún’s Port Trakl, among others. His work has been anthologized in, among others, A … Read more

John Tipton and Michael O’Leary

7:00-9:30 at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor

December 05, 2012

John Tipton was the founder of the Chicago Poetry Project reading series in 2001. His first full-length collection, Surfaces, was published by Flood Editions in 2004; in 2008 Flood brought out his translation of the Ajax of Sophocles. Michael O’Leary is the co-editor of Flood Editions and founding editor of LVNG. He has published poems in magazines here and there. He lives with his family in Chicago and works as a structural engineer. He just got back from a Smiths … Read more

100 Birthdays: Readings and Performances in Celebration of John Cage

Note Time: 3-5 pm

September 08, 2012

Join us for a celebration of the centenary of John Cage’s birth, where we will listen to sounds and be people, centered within ourselves where we actually are. The program features sound performances by Stephen Germana, Keven Kalay, Troy Schafer, The Speers, Ira Murfin and Emmy Bean. Devin King will deliver a Cage lecture, and Elizabeth Metzger Sampson and Eric VanDemark will debut their remote performance piece “Imaginary Thoughts of a Dedicatory Nature: A Mycological Consideration from the Woods to … Read more