2 years ago I posted YouTube video of me reading (S) my poem "ends" from my "Partial Nudity" book release feature live 6/18/14 at Chicago's open mic "the Cafe Gallery" (and this haiku also appears in my supplement mini-book 100 Haikus).
In 1968, both Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated, and U.S. cities erupted in riots; anti-war demonstrators chanted “the whole world is watching” as police beat and tear-gassed them in Chicago outside the Democratic convention.
John Tipton is Head of Research Operations at Morningstar. He is also the founder of Chicago-based Verge Books an independent publisher of contemporary poetry and translation. He's interested in the preservation of stories across time. This note is part of a weekly subscription for ChiDM members that openly wonders "What is worth preserving?" ChiDM.com/membership
Price: $7.45 - When Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine in Chicago in 1912, she began with an image: the Open Door. âMay the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius!â For a century, the most important and enduring poets have walked through that door