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MCA Live
Poetry Scarf

Tue, Apr 29, 2014, 6–8 pm

Poets Hannah Gamble, Anthony Madrid, and Nate Marshall respond to the work of William J. O’Brien with a series of in-gallery readings.

This program is copresented with Poetry magazine.


About the Artists

Hannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast (2012), selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She has received fellowships from InPrint Inc., the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the University of Houston, where she served as an editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Gamble has been a guest on podcasts such as Radio Free Albion with Chicago poet Tony Trigilio and Portland’s Late Night Library with Paul Martone. Her poems have appeared in The Laurel Review, Forklift Ohio, and jubilant. She has written for the Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America.

Anthony Madrid is the author of the chapbook The 580 Strophes (2009) and the full-length collection I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (2012). He has written in forms such as the ghazal (a series of couplets unified by a rhyming scheme and refrain repeated in the second line of each subsequent couplet) and the rhyming quatrain, bringing a contemporary, associative, and surreal sensibility to received forms of poetry. A PhD student in the University of Chicago’s graduate program in English language and literature, Madrid’s study of poetics and American poetry resulted in his dissertation “The Warrant for Rhyme.”

Nate Marshall is a poet and rapper from the South Side of Chicago. He is an MFA candidate in creative writing at the University of Michigan and an assistant poetry editor for Muzzle.