We've got some poetry coming to ya from Chuck Carlise & C. Russell Price & Holly Amos & Meredith Maltby in Curbside's beautiful 6th Floor Lounge!
We'll have 20% off everything at the shop, and a beer&shot special from the Revival Cafe Bar, and probably some more poetry stuff too!
Chuck Carlise is the author of the brand new collection, In One Version of the Story (New Issues Press 2016), as well as the chapbooks, A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs(winner of the Concrete Wolf Poetry Series 2011) and Casual Insomniac (Bateau, winner of the Boom Chapbook Prize 2011). His poems and essays appear in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets in both 2012 and 2014. He is currently a Lecturer in writing, rhetoric, and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
C. Russell Price is a genderqueer Appalachian punk poet originally from Virginia but now lives on the north side of Chicago. Their work has appeared in Court Green, Lambda Lit, Nimrod International, and elsewhere. Their chapbook Tonight, We Fuck The Trailer Park Out of Each Other was released in 2016 by Sibling Rivalry Press. They are a Literary Death Match champion, a Lambda Fellow in poetry, and an alright human. They are currently at work on poetry dealing with the queer apocalypse and a collection of essays.
Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air as well as the chapbook This Is a Flood, both from H_NGM_N BKS. Currently living in Chicago, she is the assistant editor of Poetry and a poetry editor for Pinwheel; she also co-curated the Dollhouse Reading Series.
Meredith Maltby is from Chicago, Illinois. She was a featured poet at Design Cloud Chicago’s HERE / NOW event. Meredith has previously published her work in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Chicago Tribune, Storm Cellar Quarterly, The FANZINE, and Peach Mag, among others.