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December 3, 2023


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The Sweet Porridge

Emily Bobo reads "The Sweet Porridge," which is based on a 19th-century German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.

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October 15, 2023


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October 8, 2023


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Michael Dauro reads more selections from his poem "Woman With No Name."

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September 24, 2023


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Tony Brewer reads "Curators of a Sort," "Snow Days," and "They Always Come Back."

September 17, 2023


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September 3, 2023


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August 27, 2023


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Morning Swim

Austin Davis reads "Lotus and Insomnia," "Morning Swim," and poem VIII from Act 3 of his book Compulsive Swim.

August 20, 2023


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Bronislava Volkova reads "Love, I no longer recognize you," "Don’t leave me," "When I think of it how my relatives," and "I fly like a bird with no place to land."

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Erica Anderson-Senter reads "Portrait of a Summer Night: A Mother Highlighted," "A Glossary of River Words - A story of loss," and "How to Leave a Chicago Bar after a Panic Attack Around 11 AM."

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Michael Luis Dauro reads selections from his poem "Woman With No Name."

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Rachel Ronquillo Gray reads "Girl as Teenage Rebellion," "Good Girl Gone Rogue," "Girl As Full Moon," and "Girl as America the Beautiful."

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