a reading with A. Van Jordan and Tyehimba Jess, this Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 6:30 pm, SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Avenue,Chicago, IL .
A. Van Jordan's first book, Rise, won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and was a selection of the Academy of American Poets book club. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Tyehimba Jess' first book, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Jess received a 2006 Whiting Award, a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2004, and was a 2004-5 Winter Fellow at Provincetown 's Fine Arts Work Center. He won an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship in Poetry for 2000 - 2001, and the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award
The event is $10 for public, $8 for students, and free for members and SAIC students, faculty and staff.