Don’t know how I missed this, but the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour is in Chicago tonight at the Green Mill.
Here’s some background on the tour:
Stopping at 50 cities in 50 days the 2006 Poetry Bus Tour, sponsored by Seattle-based independent press Wave Books, is the biggest literary event of 2006 and the most ambitious poetry tour ever attempted.
Beginning September 4 and ending October 27, the bus tour will visit a variety of venues, including the Space Needle in Seattle, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the Museum of Natural History in LA, the Green Mill in Chicago, the DiA Arts Center in New York, and a number of bookstores, galleries, bars, prisons and schools all across the US and Canada.
Participating poets include Eileen Myles, James Tate, Cole Swensen, Dean Young, John Yau, Vijay Seshadri, Lewis Warsh, Joshua Beckman, Dara Wier, Juliana Spahr, John Godfrey, Joshua Clover, David Rivard, Noelle Kocot, Matthew Zapruder, Ann Lauterbach, Tyehimba Jess, Dana Levin, Hoa Nguyen, Jeff Clark, Richard Siken, Bob Hicok, Katy Lederer, Kim Addonizio, Arthur Sze, Catherine Wagner, Srikanth Reddy, Matthew Rohrer, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Bhanu Kapil and over 100 more.
Tonight’s event will take place at The Green Mill (4802 N. Broadway St) at 7pm, and will feature Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Anthony McCann, Lisa Fishman, Richard Meier, Tyehimba Jess, Dustin Williamson, Catherine Wagner, Ariel Greenberg, Erica Bernheim, Joel Craig, and Tina Brown Celona.
(Thanks to Nathaniel and Michael for the tip.)