Do you like poetry? Do you like comics on walls? Are you going to be around Chicago between May 31st and September 4th? Do you like rhetorical questions asked in dulcet tones? I guess that means you should briskly mosey to the POETRY FOUNDATION’s:
“Verse, Stripped: A Poetry Comics Exhibition!”
The exhibit will feature poetry comics by:
Sommer Browning – She’s rad, also we’re Draw Something buddies.
Bianca Stone – Do you have a copy of her new book with Anne Carson? You should.
Gary Sullivan – He lives in my borough, we should be pals. You’ll like him too.
Paul K. Tunis – What? That’s me! Seriously, try the link. Did it bring you back?
Also included are the books of poetry comics pioneers Kenneth Koch and Joe Brainard.
Plus, for one night only, Matt Madden (OuBaPo-ian, comics-scholar, guy I’ve been telling you about) will be giving a talk on poetry, comics and their intersection.
Gallery admission is free, but Mr. Madden’s talk is ticket only, so make it snappy before they’re gone.