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Posts tagged Kathleen Rooney

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 5
"All Things Go Awry" by Caroline Macon & Kathleen Rooney — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14
Poem topic: “Spaceships”

"All Things Go Awry" by Caroline Macon & Kathleen Rooney — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14

Poem topic: “Spaceships”


Jun 23
"Need is Not Quite Belief" by Kathleen Rooney — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14
Poem topic: “assisted suicide for terminally ill people using helium tanks from Party City”

"Need is Not Quite Belief" by Kathleen Rooney — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14

Poem topic: “assisted suicide for terminally ill people using helium tanks from Party City”


Jun 18
Gazing into our crystal ball, we can see into your future. 
Your neo-future, that is.
It is tonight. It is 7pm. You are strolling through Andersonville, still digesting the two Hocus Pocus shakes (sherbet, Sprite, & Pop Rocks) you hosed down at George’s. Will your stomach explode? No. Instead, it will lead you through the doors of The Neo-Futurarium at 5153 N. Ashland Ave.
The $20 that magically appears in the hand of your choosing not only grants you entrée into the fleshiest rave that ever was (the aptly named Flesh Rave) to celebrate the launch of the first ever Neo-Futurist literary anthology, it also earns you a copy of the very book in question, The Neo-Futurists: Body.
And now, rare & wonderful book clutched to the breast of your choosing, your still crackling stomach is drawing you to the clickety-clack of typewriters. You are filled with the sudden longing for poetry. You are picking up a pen. You are writing down a topic. You are about to gaze into your own neo-future: “gastrointestinal distress.”
Kaboom.
♥ ♥ ♥
In case you’re not familiar with the Neo-Futurists, they are so famous they have their own Wikipedia page, just like Adam Sandler. True, his page is slightly longer, but the Neo-Futurists are far weirder & more momentous, & they have never (to our knowledge) donated $2100 to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
Waterboy lives.

Gazing into our crystal ball, we can see into your future. 

Your neo-future, that is.

It is tonight. It is 7pm. You are strolling through Andersonville, still digesting the two Hocus Pocus shakes (sherbet, Sprite, & Pop Rocks) you hosed down at George’s. Will your stomach explode? No. Instead, it will lead you through the doors of The Neo-Futurarium at 5153 N. Ashland Ave.

The $20 that magically appears in the hand of your choosing not only grants you entrée into the fleshiest rave that ever was (the aptly named Flesh Rave) to celebrate the launch of the first ever Neo-Futurist literary anthology, it also earns you a copy of the very book in question, The Neo-Futurists: Body.

And now, rare & wonderful book clutched to the breast of your choosing, your still crackling stomach is drawing you to the clickety-clack of typewriters. You are filled with the sudden longing for poetry. You are picking up a pen. You are writing down a topic. You are about to gaze into your own neo-future: “gastrointestinal distress.”

Kaboom.

♥ ♥ ♥

In case you’re not familiar with the Neo-Futurists, they are so famous they have their own Wikipedia page, just like Adam Sandler. True, his page is slightly longer, but the Neo-Futurists are far weirder & more momentous, & they have never (to our knowledge) donated $2100 to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

Waterboy lives.


Jun 13
"Your Eyes Suggest" by Kathleen Rooney — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14
Poem topic: “Unlikely Friendships ;)”

"Your Eyes Suggest" by Kathleen Rooney — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14

Poem topic: “Unlikely Friendships ;)”


Jun 7
"The Sky" by Kathleen Rooney — MCA Family Day, 3.8.14
Poem topic: “rainstorm”

"The Sky" by Kathleen Rooney — MCA Family Day, 3.8.14

Poem topic: “rainstorm”


May 28
"Write to Me" by Kathleen Rooney — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.12
Poem topic: “Letter writing”

"Write to Me" by Kathleen Rooney — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.12

Poem topic: “Letter writing”


May 16
"The Apparent Incomprehensibility" by Kathleen Rooney — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14
Poem topic: “History’s innovations and their impacts today. (amazing pyramids, etc.)”

"The Apparent Incomprehensibility" by Kathleen Rooney — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14

Poem topic: “History’s innovations and their impacts today. (amazing pyramids, etc.)”


May 7
"If You Want to be Sure" by Kathleen Rooney — Deerfield Public Library, 4.12.14
Poem topic: “A dog named buddy”

"If You Want to be Sure" by Kathleen Rooney — Deerfield Public Library, 4.12.14

Poem topic: “A dog named buddy”


Apr 29
"A Family of Resemblances" by Kathleen Rooney — Deerfield Public Library, 4.12.14
Poem topic: “Motherhood”

"A Family of Resemblances" by Kathleen Rooney — Deerfield Public Library, 4.12.14

Poem topic: “Motherhood”


Apr 19
"But What’s a Good Name for a Good Name?" by Kathleen Rooney — Deerfield Library, 4.12.14
Poem topic: “Flatulent ducks. Barking spiders.”

"But What’s a Good Name for a Good Name?" by Kathleen Rooney — Deerfield Library, 4.12.14

Poem topic: “Flatulent ducks. Barking spiders.”


Apr 8

"Magic" by Kathleen Rooney — MCA Family Day, 3.8.14

Poem topic: “Magic tricks”


Mar 24

"Canis Lupis" by Kathleen Rooney — MCA Family Day, 3.8.14

Poem topic: “A wolf”


Mar 4
"Only Humans" by Kathleen Rooney — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14
Poem topic: “Books”

"Only Humans" by Kathleen Rooney — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14

Poem topic: “Books”


Feb 9
"Why I Like Cats" by Kathleen Rooney — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14
Poem topic: “cats”

"Why I Like Cats" by Kathleen Rooney — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14

Poem topic: “cats”


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