Magic Helicopter Showcase

~~~ the blue turn presents Magic Helicopter Press ~~~
~~~~~ at Volumes Bookcafe ~~~~~

Mike Young is bringing his Blue Turn tour to Chicago to host a reading of amazing Magic Helicopter authors and friends! Including the official Chicago release of Nate Logan's INSIDE THE GOLDEN DAYS OF MISSING YOU!


March 15
It's a Friday Night
7 to 9 PM
poetry and shenanigans


You can read about it at, but the important part is that—in addition to great Magic Helicopter Press titles—there will be a treasure chest for trading: people will be able to put in a lucky charm or a book or CD or zine of theirs and take out something that someone else has put in.

So people in one city might trade for the books/music/art/charms of people from somewhere else. And a sweet circulation will happen across this puffed land.

$$$ THE LINEUP $$$

Jessica Baer received their BA in Creative Writing from Georgia State University in 2011. They love Chicago. They have a lifetime ban from Whole Foods and also love horses.

Max Cohen fronts the band Noiseland and co-hosts the discography-focused podcast Desert Island Discourse with her friend Andrew. She has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has had work published in Cosmonauts Avenue, Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, alice blue, and elsewhere. You can find her on twitter as @warsaw350125.

Nate Logan was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of four chapbooks, including Post-Reel (Locofo Chaps, 2017). His poems have appeared in a variety of journals, including BOAAT, elimae, Event (Canada), Forklift, Ohio, No Tell Motel, and Ninth Letter among others. He’s editor and publisher of Spooky Girlfriend Press.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised in a Filipino diaspora in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. A recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony, she taught poetry at Brown University, Cal State San Marcos, and UC San Diego. Her books include Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press) and The Wes Letters (Outpost19). Her generative poetry book, Roulette, is forthcoming from Make Now Books in 2019.
She is working on another poetry collection, Thundercastle, and a screenplay about growing up in board-and-care homes in Los Angeles. Her poems have appeared in PEN America, Open Space, Poetry Foundation, Fence, and others. Based in Chicago and the Southern California desert with Ben Segal, she irregularly makes chapbooks for Museum Of Expensive Things, sometimes edits poetry for Los Angeles Review of Books, and co-organizes Desert Poetry. She is presently training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at a community mental health center in Chicago.

Peter Jurmu is a lovely editor and fiction writer and organizer whose work has appeared in Alice Blue Review, and the Nashville Review among others. He's back in Chicago!

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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