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Poetry off the Shelf: CM Burroughs, Camille Roy & Syd Staiti

May 26, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us in-person for a special reading with CM Burroughs, Camille Roy, and Syd Staiti, hosted at the PO Box by the Poetry Foundation.

CM Burroughs is an associate professor of creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and author of The Vital System and Master Suffering, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Award. Burroughs’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry, Ploughshares, Gathering Ground, and Best American Experimental Writing. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, MacDowell, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Cave Canem Foundation.

Camille Roy is a writer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Roy’s fiction collection Honey Mine was published in 2021. Her other works include Sherwood Forest, Swarm, and The Rosy Medallions, and the plays Cheap Speech and Cold Heaven. She co-edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative. Recently her work has been published in Amerarcana and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art blog, Open Space.

Syd Staiti is the author of Seldom Approaches and The Undying Present. Staiti’s work has been published in Baest, Tripwire, Social Text, and A Perfect Vacuum. Staiti is the director of Small Press Traffic and a collective member of Light Field.

The Poetry Foundation’s events are completely free of charge and open to the public. This event will include ASL interpretation. Masks are required. Please note that some performers may choose to perform without a mask. For more information about accessibility, please contact [email protected].


May 26, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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