Typewritten Poetry on Demand
Kathleen Rooney, Dave Landsberger, Eric Plattner, Becky Wills, & Friends

Jul 28
"You and I of Sea" by Jennifer Steele — Randolph Street Market, 7.26.14
Poem topic: “Happy Anniversary to my best hubby! 35 yrs”

"You and I of Sea" by Jennifer Steele — Randolph Street Market, 7.26.14

Poem topic: “Happy Anniversary to my best hubby! 35 yrs”


Jul 27
"States" by Shane Zimmer — Randolph Street Market, 7.26.14
Poem topic: “(for Alyssa) childhood friends, long distance friendship, boston-minnesota”

"States" by Shane Zimmer — Randolph Street Market, 7.26.14

Poem topic: “(for Alyssa) childhood friends, long distance friendship, boston-minnesota”


Jul 26
Don’t just come out (to The Randolph Street Market) for the antiques. Don’t just come out for the piping-hot tiny donuts. Don’t just come out for the handcrafted jewelry & the vintage fashion. Don’t even just come out for the just-for-you typewritten poetry on demand (today from 10am-4pm). 
Settle into someone’s long-gone grandma’s rocker, an amber-jade choker ‘round your neck, sack full of baked goods in your lap, poem in your hand, & look up, look around.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Plumber’s Hall, the most beaux of beaux-arts auditoriums you’re likely to find this side of the Yangtze.
Who knew the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130, U.A. had it so good?
You knew, that’s who.

Don’t just come out (to The Randolph Street Market) for the antiques. Don’t just come out for the piping-hot tiny donuts. Don’t just come out for the handcrafted jewelry & the vintage fashion. Don’t even just come out for the just-for-you typewritten poetry on demand (today from 10am-4pm). 

Settle into someone’s long-gone grandma’s rocker, an amber-jade choker ‘round your neck, sack full of baked goods in your lap, poem in your hand, & look up, look around.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Plumber’s Hall, the most beaux of beaux-arts auditoriums you’re likely to find this side of the Yangtze.

Who knew the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local 130, U.A. had it so good?

You knew, that’s who.


Jul 25
"Mt. LOL" by Eric Plattner — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14
Poem topic: “What if the mountains laugh?”

"Mt. LOL" by Eric Plattner — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14

Poem topic: “What if the mountains laugh?”


Jul 24
"Pepper Jam, & I Am Sad" by Kathleen Rooney & Caroline Macon — Neo-Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14
Poem topic: “Writer’s choice”

"Pepper Jam, & I Am Sad" by Kathleen Rooney & Caroline Macon — Neo-Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14

Poem topic: “Writer’s choice”


Jul 23
"Cherries" by Sara Zalek — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.20.14
Poem topic: “cherries”

"Cherries" by Sara Zalek — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.20.14

Poem topic: “cherries”


Jul 22
"The Death of Iris the Bunny" by Logan Breitbart — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.18.14
Poem topic: “decomposition of the body”

"The Death of Iris the Bunny" by Logan Breitbart — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.18.14

Poem topic: “decomposition of the body”


Jul 21
"Last Call for Drinks" by Becky Wills — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.20.14
Poem topic: “last trip together, leaving Indianapolis, visiting Chicago, going to make furniture”

"Last Call for Drinks" by Becky Wills — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.20.14

Poem topic: “last trip together, leaving Indianapolis, visiting Chicago, going to make furniture”


Jul 20
"Put Your Shoes On, Uncle Chris" by Caroline Macon — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.18.14
Poem topic: “The band ‘Space Hog’ & odd uncles”

"Put Your Shoes On, Uncle Chris" by Caroline Macon — Pitchfork Music Festival, 7.18.14

Poem topic: “The band ‘Space Hog’ & odd uncles”


Jul 18
What goes better with a tall glass of Neutral Milk Hotel than a hand-made, just-for-you, typewritten poem? Nothin’, that’s what.
If you’ll be Pitchforking this weekend (gates open at 3pm today), stop on by Coterie Chicago (next to the Chirp Record Fair in the Tennis Courts under the big white tents) & follow the sound of hammering typebars to the Beauty & Brawn Gallery table. 
And if you happen to see Beck, bring him.

What goes better with a tall glass of Neutral Milk Hotel than a hand-made, just-for-you, typewritten poem? Nothin’, that’s what.

If you’ll be Pitchforking this weekend (gates open at 3pm today), stop on by Coterie Chicago (next to the Chirp Record Fair in the Tennis Courts under the big white tents) & follow the sound of hammering typebars to the Beauty & Brawn Gallery table. 

And if you happen to see Beck, bring him.


Jul 17
"If Those Confined" by Eric Plattner — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: “baseball, visiting Wrigley from out of town, Nationals fans, bleachers, rain delay, Cubs lost, obnoxious fans”

"If Those Confined" by Eric Plattner — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14

Poem topic: “baseball, visiting Wrigley from out of town, Nationals fans, bleachers, rain delay, Cubs lost, obnoxious fans”


Jul 15
"Quirky Love" by Kathleen Rooney — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: “quirky love”

"Quirky Love" by Kathleen Rooney — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14

Poem topic: “quirky love”


Jul 13
"An Ode to Cheese or 8 Uses for Cheddar" by Rachel Slotnick — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: “cheese”

"An Ode to Cheese or 8 Uses for Cheddar" by Rachel Slotnick — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14

Poem topic: “cheese”


Jul 9
"Jazzdeep" by Logan Breitbart — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: “the name Jazzdeep”

"Jazzdeep" by Logan Breitbart — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14

Poem topic: “the name Jazzdeep”


Jul 7
"Wishes By the Naked Eye" by Becky Wills — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: “Youth Minister”

"Wishes By the Naked Eye" by Becky Wills — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14

Poem topic: “Youth Minister”


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