Like a work of art, lovingly restored, an expatriate of Chicago has dug into her roots to nurture her work
. Emcee Rita Jackson – aka, Rita J
– is bringing her Windy City sensibility to her rhymes. She recently joined Eight Forty-Eight's
poet-in-residence Kevin Coval
who brings us this conversation. Event:
Rita J Performs
Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. Darkroom
in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood.