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Posted by : cj on Sunday, May 01, 2011 - 01:12 PM
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On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Chicago Poets celebrated the final day of National Poetry Month with a poetry fest sponsored by the Chicago Public Library and the big Poetry Cram 11 giveaway, during which over 300 copies of Poetry Cram 11 were given away, FREE, to people at the fest and at the official Cram reading. Here are some photos of some of the top poets currently working in Chicagoland.


Carlos Cumpian and Raul Nino at the March / Abrazo table during the poetry fest at Harold Washington Library


ChicagoPoetry.com shares a table with the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.


Poet Kami Andridge picks up her copy of Poetry Cram 11 at the ChicagoPoetry.com table at Harold Washington Library.


Wilda Morris signs a copy of her book of poetry Szechwan Shrimp & Fortune Cookies at the Illinois State Poetry Society table.


One of Chicago's most veteran poets, Joffre Stewart, browses the poetry fest.


Chicago poet Jamie Perry reads at the big Poetry Cram at Cafe Ballou later that evening.


Jo Stewart wows the crowd at Cafe Ballou.


Pam Larson from Arlington Heights.


Robert Cote from Crystal Lake.


Jasminum McMullen from Oak Park.


Marcia Pradzinski from Skokie.


Chicago poet Suzanne Seed.


Lorraine Brown from North Barrington.


Chicago poet Sandra Posadas.


Richard Ilnicki flew in from Tarpon Springs, Florida to read at the Poetry Cram.


Marian Shapiro came all the way from Lexington, MA to read for the Poetry Cram.


Almira Gilles from Palatine.


One again it's standing room only for ChicagoPoetry.com's Poetry Cram at Cafe Ballou. Other poets who read at the Cram include Robert Nixon, Beth Staas, Sheila Donovan, Itala Langmar, Nathaniael Jones, Scott McFarland, Donna Pecore. For a complete list of Cram 11 poets check out PoetryCram.com




Note: Once again it was standing room only at Cafe Ballou for ChicagoPoetry.com's poetry show. Here are photos of some of the top poets of Chicagoland reading for the Poetry Cram.

 
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