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PO Box Poetry Series

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for poetry every 3rd Thursday! This popular series offers in-person readings with local poets.

Thursday May 16th @ 8:00pm – *doors open at 7:30*

The May event features JK Anowe, Ashley Colley, and Jordan Stempleman. Hosted by S. Yarberry.

Free and open to the public. Donations suggested!

As always, our events are MASKS REQUIRED. The @poboxcollective is accessible by ramp with an accessible bathroom. Two air purifiers will be running.

About the performers:
JK Anowe (he/they) is an MFA+MA candidate at the Litowitz Creative Writing Program and a Gwendolyn M. Carter Fellow in African Studies at Northwestern University. Anowe’s work has appeared in Bakwa Magazine, THE SHORE, Glass Poetry Journal, Palette Poetry, Agbowo, 20.35 Africa, and elsewhere. Anowe is the author of the poetry chapbooks Sky Raining Fists (Madhouse Press, 2019) and The Ikemefuna Tributaries (Praxis Magazine Online, 2016). They are currently working on a debut full-length collection.
Ashley Colley‘s poems have appeared in Orion, Colorado Review, Black Warrior Review, Southern Indiana Review,
Prelude, Annulet, Tyger Quarterly(!) and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook, In the Garden (dancing girl press 2022). The recipient of a Fulbright Creative and Performing Arts Grant, she has an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD in English and Literary Arts from the University of Denver. She is the Center for the Literary Arts Postdoctoral Fellow at WashU.
Jordan Stempleman is the author of nine books of poetry, including Cover Songs (The Blue Turn), Wallop, and No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press). He edits The Continental Review, Windfall Room, and Sprung Formal, and since 2011, he has run the Common Sense Reading Series in Kansas City, Missouri.


May 16
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


PO Box Collective
6900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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