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ChicagoPoetry.com visited the 19th Printers Row Book Fair on Saturday, June 7, 2003. The consensus among the poets was that the Chicago Tribune did a fine job maintaining this traditional literary weekend. The following images are only a few of the snapshots we took, and do not represent the fair in its entirety. We couldn't fit everyone here in the society pages. Nevertheless, there are quite a few photos, so give them some time to load on the page.


Booksellers, publishers, as well as poetry venues exhibit for this mega-fair.


C. C. Carter demonstrates the strength of "Chicago Style" poetry.


Many of the vendors, such as Rhino Magazine, are pleased to learn that the new sponsor of the fair has supplied them with tents over their heads in case of rain.


There is a wide variety of books available for sale, such as these titles found at the Puddin' Head Press table.


After Hours Press celebrates the publication of their 7th issue.


Joseph Parisi of Poetry Magazine shares letters dating back to 1913 written by famous American poets.


Robert Karimi and Christopher Stewart of the Guild Complex are pleased that the poetry tent (named this year in memory of Gwendolyn Brooks) has been expanded to accommodate a larger audience.


Some of Chicagoland's finest bookstores came out for a day of shopping and poetry readings.


Tara Betts is featured among other past winners of the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic. Award.


Gregorio Gomez of Weeds takes a break from clanking glasses and comes outside for his feature at Printers Row Book Fair.


Mary Hawley and Mike Puican share an afternoon of poetry.


Edward Hirsch takes to the stage in the poetry tent packed with people.


Sonia Sanchez shares her warm words of advice during her hour poetry set for the Guild Complex.


Poetry Publisher Dave Gecic makes the rounds as some of the finest poets in the city of Chicago invade Printers Row.


C. J. Laity, the Publisher of Chicago's largest poetry website, Letter eX, shares some work in the open mic.


David Rubin, host of The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln) Tuesday night poetry series, brings his daughter out for the verse.


Bob Boone of Chicagoland's Young Chicago Authors listens to a variety of talents in this eclectic showcase of poetry talent.


The author of Southside Rain, Quraysh Ali Lansana, watches the features from the sidelines.


Jennifer Harris reads part of a long poem for her featured slot.


Shelly Nation and J. J. Jameson await their turn to share some work in the open mic.


Krystal and Dean Hacker shop for books.


Joffre Stewart attends a panel discussion at Dearborn Station.


Jim Redd has much of his work memorized.


Michael Watson keeps 'em laughing.


This photo shows . . . hey . . . wait a minute . . . is that who I think it is? With who I think that is? Oh! The controversy of it all!!!!


Time to take the train home (Vito Carli).



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