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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Travis Nichols

Travis Nichols is the author of two collections of poetry—Iowa(Letter Machine Editions, 2010), and See Me Improving (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)—and the novel Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (Coffee House Press, 2010). He is associate editor at the Poetry Foundation, as well as editor of the online magazine Weird Deer. He regularly contributes to The Believer, Paste, The Stranger, and the Huffington Post, and his work has appeared in a wide range of magazines and journals, such as the Boston Review, Crowd, Lungfull!, and Denver Quarterly. He lives in Chicago.
 

Selected Poems

Poem for Paul


Travis Nichols

 

Soon, in a kindergarten of trees
a carrot will spurt
from a small hole in the ground
and pin the berserk heart
of a rabbit to the sun.



from See Me Improving, Copper Canyon 2010