Sunday Series: Churney, Yoon, Olivarez

Sunday Series: Churney, Yoon, Olivarez

Sun · October 21 2018

6:30 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Sunday Series: Churney, Yoon, Olivarez
Sunday Series: Churney, Yoon, Olivarez
José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the author of the book of poems, Citizen Illegal. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods and a recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, & the Conversation Literary Festival. He lives in Chicago.

Emily Jungmin Yoon is the author of A Cruelty Special to Our Species (Ecco Books, September 2018) and Ordinary Misfortunes (Tupelo Press, July 2017), winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize. Her poems and translations have appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Poetry, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, AWP’s WC&C Scholarship Competition, The Home School in Miami, the Aspen Institute, New York University, the University of Chicago, Sarah Lawrence College, and Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is the Poetry Editor for The Margins, the literary magazine of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and a PhD student in Korean literature at the University of Chicago.

Kyle Churney’s poetry has appeared in Salt Hill, The Journal, Memorious, and other publications, and his essays have been published in the Chicago Tribune. He is a recipient of a Literary Award from the Illinois Arts Council and a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. A native of rural Illinois, he lives in Chicago, where he teaches developmental writing at a community college and is working on his first poetry collection, Elsewhere.
Venue Information:
Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618