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Posted by : cj on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 11:45 PM
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I finally got the opportunity to check out the Future Perfect Poetry Series at Katerina's Street of Dreams, at 1920 W. Irving Park. This poetry shin-dig happens on the first Thursday of the month, starting at about 7:30 PM (8 PM poetry time).

And what better day could there have been for me to show up for a little review than April 1, the first day of National Poetry Month?



Rachel Jamison Webster read poems written in the month of April, and with her help, Stella Radulescu read poems in French and in English. Tristan Silveman then read new poems off the page, including poetry about Olympic runner Semenya and another about a stalker.



Katerina's is a real sit-down, laid back venue, with plenty of candles but no sports games playing on the television and no regulars in the back of the room jabbering away. If you want a cool night of poetry, this is the place, but bring some cash so that you can enjoy the show in style. I mean, look at this food!



The Future Perfect Series at Katerina's always features the spoken word band St. Cloud, but the awesome thing is it also highlights different individual poets each month.



The featured poets each get ten minutes to read their poetry. Nice.

Katerina's is a wonderful venue to celebrate the Chicago Poetry Scene in, and the sets by St. Cloud give the audience the chance to order another drink and to do a little mingling.

I give the first Thursday poetry shows at Katerina's Two Big Quills Up.

--CJ Laity


Note: Here is a review of the Future Perfect Series at Katerinas.

 
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