Poetry Reading - Collins, Turcotte, Betts

Join us July 1st for a top notch night of poetry by some of our favorite heavy hitters! 


Writer Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Band Anishinaabe) has been an active member of Chicago’s thriving poetry scene since first arriving in the early 90s. He is author of four collections, including The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas.  His poetry and prose have appeared in TriQuarterlyPOETRY, Kenyon ReviewPloughsharesThe Missouri Review and many other American and International journals, and is included in the first ever Norton Anthology of Native Nations poetry. He has been the recipient of awards from the Lannan Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board. He lives in Chicago where he is Distinguished Writer-In-Residence in the English Department at DePaul University.


Tara Betts is the author of Refuse to Disappear, Break the HabitArc & Hue. She served as the inaugural Poet for The People Practitioner Fellow at University of Chicago. Betts teaches at DePaul University’s Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies Program and serves as poetry editor for The Langston Hughes Review. Betts coedited The Beiging of America: Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century, a new edition of Philippa Duke Schuyler's Adventures in Black & White, and Carving Out Rights From Inside the Prison Industrial Complex. She is currently coediting Bop, Strut, and Dance, an anthology of Bop Poems with Afaa M. Weaver. Her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.


Quintin Collins (he/him) is a writer, assistant director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program, and a poetry editor for Salamander. He is the author of The Dandelion Speaks of Survival and Claim Tickets for Stolen People, selected by Marcus Jackson as winner of The Journal's 2020 Charles B. Wheeler Prize. Quintin's other awards and accolades include a Pushcart Prize, a BCALA Literary Award honor, a Mass Cultural Council grant, the 2019 Atlantis Award from the Poet's Billow, and Best of the Net nominations.

Event date: 
Monday, July 1, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
1373 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622