Call for Poetry
Woman Made Gallery Literary Series
Theme: Documentation: For The Record
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: 685 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Curated by Nina Corwin
We are seeking work that addresses all aspects of the theme: A document provides evidence, or serves as an official record that something happened or simply exists. We are looking for Poems as Documentation or Documentary. Poems in the form of documents: How-to manuals, FAQs. transcripts of imagined interviews, policy documents, inventories, legal or constitutional documents, etc. Poems about the transcriber or documentarist are also of interest. Let’s see what you can come up with.
Please send 4 to 6 poems on the theme ALONG WITH a 50 to 75 word bio, IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail) by December 20, 12:01 a.m. Although we can't afford to pay readers, this is a great opportunity to sell books and read with other talented people in a very special environment.
Selections will be made with an eye to assembling a program that represents a diversity of poets, styles, and approaches to the theme. Selected poets MUST be available to read in person.
All poetry events are organized and hosted by noted writers and poets who are members of Woman Made Gallery. The current poetry series is curated by Nina Corwin. Poetry events are free and open to the public with light refreshments served. For questions please contact WMG at email@example.com.
WMG was part of WBEZ's Chicago Amplified Series from 2009 to 2012. WE are grateful to Kurt Heintz, WMG's audio recordist who has documented WMG's poetry events for WBEZ and who has continued to record readings for WMG's archives. Please visit his websites www.e-poets.net and www.voices.e-poets.net.
WMG Poetry Readings: 2010 to Present
Recorded by Kurt Heintz
With permission of the poets we have included here some of the poetry that was read at Woman Made Gallery in the past. Please scroll down to view some of the themes and click on the titles of the poems to read the works.
The photo shows poets who read at the "Myths, SHEroes and Revolutionaries" reading. Clockwise from left to right: Jenny Priego, Kristen Uyeda, Susan Slaviero, Ching-In Chen, Nina Corwin and Maureen Flannery; artwork behind poets by Constance DeMuth Berg.
The Body Uncommon - 05/19/2013
Poets Showcase at the Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest - 04/27/2013
16th Annual International Open - 04/07/2013
Public/Private - 02/03/2013
Words Made to Occupy - 11/11/2012
It's About Time - 09/09/12
Poets Who Open Doors - 07/22/12
Consumer Culture - 06/03/12
A History of Connection: Old Friends - 05/06/12
Women Who Write: Strong Words, Strong Voices - 03/04/12
What Comes After 20 - 01/29/12
Solace in So Many Words - 12/11/11
Egg Money Poets - 11/13/11
Underground - 08/14/11
Poets Embodying Abstraction - 06/19/11
14th International Open - 04/10/11
The American Dream: A Juxtaposition - 02/20/2011
Girl, Please: Somewhere Over the Gender Spectrum - 11/14/2010
Myths, SHEroes and Revolutionaries - 10/3/2010
Women in Print - 08/01/2010
Beyond Audubon: Birds, Bees and Bona Fide Beasts - 05/16/2010
Women's History Month Reading - 03/21/2010
While in Class - 01/31/2010
Family Album - 12/13/09
Looking South - 11/8/09
Writing the Transdiasporic Experience - 10/4/09
Her Mark 2010 - 8/2/09
Interactive - 7/12/09
The Emotional Body - 5/17/09
International Open - 3/15/09
Icons - 12/07/08
Drawing on Experience - 7/20/08
From Sham to Shame - 2/11/07
Her Mark 2004 Release Party & Reading - 10/19/03
Documentation - 7/20/03
Her Mark 2003 Release Party & Reading - 10/20/02
The Political Woman - 9/29/02
RHINO 2002 - 9th Annual Member's Show - 8/11/02
Between the Heart & the Land - Amanecer de Mujeres - 7/14/02
Autobiographies - 6/9/02
Inhabiting the Body - The Invented Figure - 5/5/02
Her Mark 2002 Release Party & Reading - 10/21/01
Rhino 2001 - 8th Annual Member's Show - 8/5/01
Deal With It - 6/10/01
Beyond the Surface - 4/29/01
Prejudice - 2/11/01