Fractal Edge Press presents a night of readings withFrancesco Levato,Lauren Levato andCharlie NewmanSaturday, September 9th, 8:00 PMFREE
Francesco Levato is the author of Marginal State (Fractal Edge Press 2006), a collection of poetry. He is the founder of the Street Level Series, a reading series of poetry that engages social issues, and is the founding editor of the literary journal Ink & Ashes :: a journal of the senses. Some of his work has appeared in Witness: Anthology of Poetry (Serengeti Press); Out of Line; Poets Against the War; Voices in Wartime; Snow Monkey; Poems Niederngasse; and After Hours. His awards include a poetry fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.
Writer, artist, and feminist activist Lauren Levato is literary editor for Ink & Ashes :: a journal of the senses, arts editor for PISTIL, and director of the 2006 Chicago Art Open. Her writing has appeared in After Hours, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Midwest, and Wicked Alice. She holds degrees in professional writing and women\\\’s studies from Purdue University and studied political journalism at Georgetown University. Her awards include a poetry fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.
Charlie Newman was born in Newark, NJ in 1943. He started writing poetry in 1956. His 5th book and 3rd CD, deadmachinecity, was released by Fractal Edge Press in 2005. He?s performed at The U.N. Dialogue Through Poetry; Insomniacathon (2001, 2003, 2004); The New York Underground Music & Poetry Festival; The London International Poetry & Song Festival; ChicagoPoetry.com Poets Against The War; ChicagoPoetry.com Earth Day Event; ChicagoPoetry.com Chicago Poetry Fest (2003 & 2004); and ChicagoPoetry.com Caf? Cram 1, 2, 3 & 4. He hosts Tuesday night open mics at The Caf?, and 1st Friday poetry shows at DvA Gallery. He was named 1 of Top 15 in The Chicago Poetry Scene by Third Coast Press.