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Poet Carrie McGath Reads From Her New Chapbook, Dollface: Poem-Songs 9/7

Sep ’17
7:00 pm

Carrie McGath’s new chapbook, Dollface: Poem-Songs (self-published), is comprised of lyrical strains representing conversations between Surrealist artists, Hans Bellmer and Unica Zürn. After studying the work of these artists and their tumultuous love affair that ended with Zürn jumping out of the window of Bellmer’s Paris apartment, these poem-songs started to come to life for McGath. In addition to the poems that make up Dollface, collage emerged as well as an amalgam of work by Bellmer and Zürn commingled with McGath’s.

“Dark, playful, and startling, these poems read like a lucid dream hovering at the edge of nightmare; no, not nightmare. Ecstasy. They feel their way around staircases, ribcage muscles, gray smoke, rolling pins – oh, the “hard, cold, beautiful” rolling pin. McGath invites us to the recesses wher  e bodies revise, scatter, retrograde, reify: ‘Touch,’ she writes, ‘Your hearts are hot.’ Indeed, there is much to feel, face, and reface in these irresistible pages.” –Kathleen Blackburn, Essayist and PhD in the UIC Program for Writers

Carrie McGath’s first collection of poetry, Small Murders (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2006) was followed by several handmade chapbooks including So Sorry to See You Go and Ward Eighty-One. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Chariton Review, Barrow Street, The Hiram Poetry Review, Nude Bruce Review, and others. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is at work on her second full-length poetry collection, The Luck of Anhedonia. She is also an arts contributor to Chicagoist and  resides in Chicago.

For more info: carriemcgath.com

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Thurs, Sept 7th, 7pm – Free Event

Poet Carrie McGath Reads From Ohio Lonely 3/2

Mar ’13
7:00 pm

Ohio Lonely

In Carrie McGath’s new book, Ohio Lonely, a self-published chapbook of poems and accompanying photo-collge works. “This book is my version of a genealogy including photographs I have collaged to express my memories and impressions of family members I have met or never got to meet.”

Poet Alexander Long, author of Still Life, writes of Ohio Lonely:

“Don’t mistake Carrie McGath’s project in Ohio Lonely as nostalgic in a pejoratively clichéd way, a naïve and dishonest looking back where every lost family member is steeped in sugary sepia.  No.  McGath doesn’t just understand what nostalgia, literally, means: the ache for that which is ours.  Her nostalgia is marrow-deep.  “I look for the woman inside of me through photos…”, she writes in one poem.  Nothing more indelible than that manic stasis of the elegiac gaze.  Yes, indeed.  McGath’s poems fade not away.  Thank God.”

Saturday, March 2nd, 7pm – Free Event

Quimby’s in Time Out Chicago!

Two events we’re involved with are in this week’s Critics’ picks in Time Out Chicago! We’ll be selling Anders Nilson’s Big Questions anthology off-site at his release event at Lula Café on Tues, Aug 30th 7pm, and Carrie McGath reads from So Sorry to See You Go here at Quimby’s on Sat, Aug 27th, 7pm.

Thanks to Carrie McGath for pointing this out to us!