WBEZ | Woman Made Gallery http://www.wbez.org/tags/woman-made-gallery Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Woman Made Gallery Poets Showcase at the Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/woman-made-gallery-poets-showcase-chicago-public-library-poetry-fest-107268 <p><p>For over twenty years, Woman Made Gallery has offered stimulating and educational programs with a focus on women artists, performers and writers who share an interest in the interaction of the arts in contemporary culture. Over the past few years, the poetry series has ventured into the community, with readings at Chicago Public Library and the Poetry Foundation&rsquo;s Printer&rsquo;s Ball.</p><div>This group reading offers a sampling of the diversity of women&rsquo;s voices, topics and writing styles that can be heard at the gallery. Featured poets include <strong>Yolanda Nieves</strong>, <strong>Robin Fine</strong>, <strong>Kelly Norman Ellis </strong>and curator <strong>Nina Corwin</strong>. In addition, three younger poets from area schools are presented: <strong>Nina Li Coones</strong>, <strong>Natalie Richardson</strong> and <strong>Jennifer Linstrom</strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/WMG-webstory_NEW_4.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />Recorded live Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Harold Washington Library Center.&nbsp;</p></p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/woman-made-gallery-poets-showcase-chicago-public-library-poetry-fest-107268 Poetry Reading: Public/Private http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/poetry-reading-publicprivate-106503 <p><p>&ldquo;From the exploding popularity of reality television and celebrity culture to the U.S. government&#39;s ever-growing presence in our homes, schools, and community spaces through Patriot Act-sanctioned surveillance, the twenty-first century has seen enormous shifts in cultural and political conceptions of what is considered private and what is considered public, both in the United States and world-wide. We as individuals are losing control over what is seen and what is unseen; known and unknown; public and private.</p><div>How do these shifts manifest in our daily lives? Who is most affected and why? How do poets address these changes, whether through illuminating, embracing or actively working against them?&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Curated by <strong>Nina Corwin</strong> and documented by audio recordist <strong>Kurt Heintz</strong>, featured readers include <strong>Shevaun Brannigan</strong>, <strong>CM Burroughs</strong>, <strong>Tyler Mills</strong>, <strong>Sandra Marchetti</strong>, <strong>Carrie McGath</strong>, and <strong>Naomi Palagi</strong>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/WMG-webstory_NEW_3.jpg" title="" /></div></div><div>Recorded live Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Woman Made Gallery.</div></p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/poetry-reading-publicprivate-106503 Aubade: A Chicago poem http://www.wbez.org/story/aubade/aubade-chicago-poem-85237 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-April/2011-04-15/sun photo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For National Poetry Month we’ve dug up a gem by poet <a href="http://www.sarahjgardner.net/">Sarah J. Gardner</a> from the <em>Amplified </em>archives. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Traditionally an <em>aubade</em> is a poetic ode between lovers separating at dawn. (As opposed to a serenade, which is a love song for the evening.)&nbsp; But Gardner’s poem by the same name is written in praise of morning in downtown Chicago, with glittering sun that “shimmies from one glass tower to the next,” and ever-present el trains that “treble by, excavated from the copper-limbed knaves below street level.” As someone who chose Chicago as her adopted home, I well up a little when I hear her describe the city’s splendor this way: <em>So this is what is meant by the kingdom of man.</em></p><p>You can hear Gardner’s reading of the poem in the audio posted above.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/dynamic-range">Dynamic Range</a> showcases hidden gems unearthed from <em>Chicago Amplified’s</em> vast archive of public events and appears on weekends. Sarah Gardner read for an audience at <a href="http://www.womanmade.org/">Woman Made Gallery</a> in May of 2010. Click <a href="../../episode-segments/kristy-bowen-sarah-gardner-todd-heldt-lauren-levato-and-erika-mikkalo">here</a> to hear the event in its entirety, and click <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wbez/id364380278" target="_blank">here</a> to subscribe to the <em>Dynamic Range</em> podcast.</p></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/aubade/aubade-chicago-poem-85237