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Woman Made Gallery hosts literary events that coincide with each of our juried group exhibitions.The current poetry series is curated by Nina Corwin. Kurt Heintz is WMG’s Audio Recordinst, and Angela Narciso Torres is WMG’s Publicity Coordinator.

Call for Poets – Environments: Where We Find Ourselves

Deadline: Friday, April 28 at 11:59 pm
Reading: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Place: 685 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Environments: Where We Find Ourselves
If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” -Wendell Berry

Say environment, and many of us will think first of the natural world, of climate, how we impact and are impacted by it. We may think of natural resources, finite or infinite and our use/misuse of these resources – especially in this crisis point where economic and political forces are threatening the planet.

Beyond that, we are looking for work that explores environments in the broadest sense, be they natural or human made, urban or pastoral, welcoming or hostile, public or private spaces, the environment of home, workplace, classroom. This may even include virtual informational and social spaces such as the internet, the media, social networks, etc. How do our surroundings, physical or otherwise, influence the way we feel, think, and interact with the world?

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 by Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.. We will make every effort to inform those chosen of our decision by May 8. 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.


For an archive of past readings visit: recorded by Kurt Heintz.

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