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Series A: Lauren Levato and Garin Cycholl

Lauren Levato is a visual artist, writer, feminist activist. She's the author of at the hotel andromeda (Dancing Girl Press, 2007), an image and text collaborative project with Kristy Bowen, and the poetry chapbook Marriage Bones (Fractal Edge Press 2006). Her poetry has appeared in After Hours, Her Mark, MoonLit and Wicked Alice; her poetry awards include a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. She is also the curator of the Woman Made Gallery poetry series. Levato earned degrees in Professional Writing and in Women's Studies from Purdue University, and in Political Journalism from Georgetown University. Since 1997 she has worked as a writer, editor, and editorial advisor at several different daily and monthly publications, including PISTIL Magazine, and is one of the founding editors of Ink (&) Ashes: a journal of the senses.

Garin Cycholl teaches writing and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is also one of the editors for Near South. His work has appeared in LVNG, moria, New Orleans Review, -VeRT, Blue Sky Review, Sidereality, and Skanky Possum. Other poems from “The Americans” series will soon appear in the Chicago Review. The poems here use multiple voices and other art forms (i.e. drama, film, and jazz) as meditative objects to explore the play between narrative and the poem in general.

Series A  is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing in the US and the Midwest through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest Faculty William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Art Center to share their work.
Recorded Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Hyde Park Art Center.

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