“… If you remember/ the waves of grass, if you recall the sound/ of birds as they chirp their hopelessness,/ if you recall the seed of loss that opened/ in his voice, the dream of the second person,/ then you know the time is ripe for departure….”
-from "Departures" by Allan Johnston
DePaul professor Allan Johnston, will read from his latest work Departures (Finishing Line Press, 2013) in celebration of National Poetry Month. He will be joined by poets Helen Degen Cohen, Jan Bottiglieri, Tim Hunt, all from Finishing Line Press, who will read from their recent works and answer questions from audience members.
This event is co-sponsored by DePaul University Library, the Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse Department, DePaul University, and the DePaul University Humanities Center.
Books will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
When: Reading on April 23rd, 2013, from 4:30-6:00 PM
Where: DePaul University, John T. Richardson Library, Program Room 115, Lincoln Park Campus 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL.
Interested in more poetry events? Come to our student poetry reading on April 18.