Celebrating Issue 19 of Fifth Wednesday Journal

Friday, November 18th, 2016 6pm
The Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL

Fifth Wednesday Journal and The Book Cellar are pleased to present four great Illinois poets reading from their work. This program is free and open to the public. Beverages are on us! Join Us

Fifth Wednesday Journal and The Book Cellar are pleased to present four outstanding Chicago poets:

Tony Trigilio_Photo by Kevin NanceTony Trigilio’s most recent collection of poetry is Inside the Walls of My Own House: The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 2 (BlazeVOX [books], 2016). He is the editor of the chapbook Dispatches from the Body Politic: Interviews with Jan Beatty, Meg Day, and Douglas Kearney (Essay Press, 2016), a collection of interviews from his poetry podcast Radio Free Albion. His other books include, most recently, White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013), and, as editor, Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta, 2014). He plays in the band Pet Theories and teaches poetry at Columbia College Chicago, where he is Interim Chair of the Creative Writing Department.


salalchcin salach Poet of page and stage, cin salach has collaborated with musicians, video artists, dancers, photographers, healers, and chefs, for over 30 years. A member of the first National Slam team, she has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including Poetry Speaks: Spoken Word Revolution. She has published two books, Looking for a Soft Place to Land, (Tia Chucha Press) and When I am Yes, (JackLeg Press, 2014). Emmy nominee for voice-over and on-screen narration of the PBS documentary “From Schoolboy to Showgirl.”


pughChristina Pugh is the author of four books of poems: Perception (forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2017), Grains of the Voice (Northwestern University Press, 2013), Restoration (Northwestern University Press, 2008), and Rotary (Word Press, 2004). Her honors have included a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from Poetry magazine, the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and a residency at the Bogliasco Foundation. She is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Consulting Editor for Poetry magazine.


donohue_sSheila Donohue is a mother, a poet and a food rights activist. She is a performance poet with four National Poetry Slam Champion titles, founder of duets for poetry, Betty’s Mouth, and author of the book, The Avalanche Expert. She has enjoyed feature performances of her poetry and comedic writings at Steppenwolf, Ravinia, Curious Theatre Branch, The Green Mill, The Art Institute, The Chicago Cultural Center, and on Oprah! and National Public Radio. Ache Obejas of Chicago Tribune once referred to her as “a poet’s poet.”

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