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spacer.gif   MISSION TO MERCURY SHATTERS PREVIOUS POETRY CRAM RECORD
Posted by : cj on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 04:41 PM
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On Saturday, April 22, ChicagoPoetry.com celebrated National Poetry Month with a "Mission To Mercury." About 140 people packed the Mercury Cafe at 1505 W. Chicago Ave., and 40 poets read in what TimeOut Chicago called a "Poetry Bonanza," breaking the poetry cram record of 39 poets previously set two years ago at The Cafe in Lincoln Square. The Chicago Sun Times called the event "One of the biggest galas of the month." The event included a book release reading for American Open Mike as well as the award ceremony for the third annual Frieda Stein Fenster Memorial Awards for Poetry.

Here are a few of the best images from this successful poetic mission. Due to the quality of some of the photos taken, only some of the poets who participated in the event are represented here; we thank all the poets equally, whether they are represented on this page or not. All photos were taken and designed and all captions were written by the program's host, C. J. Laity (all rights reserved). There are 24 photos on this page; if you are using dial up service, give this page some time to load.


















































Thanks to all the poets who participated in the Mission To Mercury. The event was filled with friendship and love and we built a lot of bridges. Only in Chicago!



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Note: On Saturday, April 22, ChicagoPoetry.com celebrated National Poetry Month with a "Mission To Mercury." About 140 people packed the Mercury Cafe at 1505 W. Chicago Ave., and 40 poets read in what TimeOut Chicago called a "Poetry Bonanza," breaking the poetry-cram record of 39 poets previously set two years ago at The Cafe in Lincoln Square. The Chicago Sun Times called the event "One of the biggest galas of the month." The event included a book release reading for American Open Mike as well as the award ceremony for the third annual Frieda Stein Fenster Memorial Awards for Poetry. Here are some images from this successful poetic mission.

 
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