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Sep 5
"DeeDee <3" by Eric Plattner — Maren & Dave’s Wedding, 8.30.14
Poem topic: “DeeDee ♥”

"DeeDee <3" by Eric Plattner — Maren & Dave’s Wedding, 8.30.14

Poem topic: “DeeDee ♥”


Aug 23
"Cosmology of Us" by Eric Plattner &#8212; Randolph Street Market, 7.26.14
Poem topic: &#8220;star-crossed lovers&#8221;

"Cosmology of Us" by Eric Plattner — Randolph Street Market, 7.26.14

Poem topic: “star-crossed lovers”


Aug 3
"Dmytro Maki" by Eric Plattner — Randolph Street Market, 1.26.14
Poem topic: &#8220;To Dmytro, my boyfriend. Like an old lady. Loves sushi. Our phrase, &#8216;Walk in the door&#8217; &#8220;

"Dmytro Maki" by Eric Plattner — Randolph Street Market, 1.26.14

Poem topic: “To Dmytro, my boyfriend. Like an old lady. Loves sushi. Our phrase, ‘Walk in the door’ “


Jul 25
"Mt. LOL" by Eric Plattner — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14
Poem topic: &#8220;What if the mountains laugh?&#8221;

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

Poem topic: “What if the mountains laugh?”


Jul 17
"If Those Confined" by Eric Plattner — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: &#8220;baseball, visiting Wrigley from out of town, Nationals fans, bleachers, rain delay, Cubs lost, obnoxious fans&#8221;

"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 6
"Fish Parts" by Eric Plattner — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14
Poem topic: &#8220;Fish&#8221;

"Fish Parts" by Eric Plattner — Chicago Summerfest, 6.29.14

Poem topic: “Fish”


Jun 25
"Your Shoes, My Shoes" by Eric Plattner — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14
Poem topic: &#8220;Empathy&#8221;

"Your Shoes, My Shoes" by Eric Plattner — Neo Futurists Book Launch, 6.18.14

Poem topic: “Empathy”


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, &amp; Pop Rocks) you hosed down at George&#8217;s. Will your stomach explode? No. Instead, it will lead you through the doors of The Neo-Futurarium at 5153&#160;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 &amp; 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: &#8220;gastrointestinal distress.&#8221;
Kaboom.
♥ ♥ ♥
In case you&#8217;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 &amp; more momentous, &amp; they have never (to our knowledge) donated $2100 to Rudy Giuliani&#8217;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 15
"Unrequited" by Eric Plattner — Yujin &amp; Nan&#8217;s Wedding, 10.6.12
Poem topic: &#8220;unattainable love, liking someone that I know I can never have&#8221;

"Unrequited" by Eric Plattner — Yujin & Nan’s Wedding, 10.6.12

Poem topic: “unattainable love, liking someone that I know I can never have”


Jun 10
"Last Words" by Eric Plattner — Beauty &amp; Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14
Poem topic: &#8220;final words&#8221;

"Last Words" by Eric Plattner — Beauty & Brawn Gallery, 2.8.14

Poem topic: “final words”


May 31
"To Alexandra" by Eric Plattner — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14
Poem topic: &#8220;Our 3-year-old daughter Alexandra&#8221;

"To Alexandra" by Eric Plattner — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14

Poem topic: “Our 3-year-old daughter Alexandra”


May 21
"Mayday" by Eric Plattner — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14
Poem topic: &#8220;Mark &amp; Jan, married May 5, 1979, 35th wedding anniversary May 5, 2014. Met 42 years ago in 1972 at ages 14 &amp; 15.&#8221;

"Mayday" by Eric Plattner — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14

Poem topic: “Mark & Jan, married May 5, 1979, 35th wedding anniversary May 5, 2014. Met 42 years ago in 1972 at ages 14 & 15.”


May 11
"Never Trust a Mother" by Eric Plattner — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14
Poem topic: &#8220;For my mother on Mother&#8217;s Day. Thoughtful, loving, a worrier&#8221;

"Never Trust a Mother" by Eric Plattner — Schaumburg Public Library, 5.3.14

Poem topic: “For my mother on Mother’s Day. Thoughtful, loving, a worrier”


Apr 24
"Sister Saviour" by Eric Plattner — Deerfield Public Library, 4.12.14
Poem topic: &#8220;Sister Haley&#8221;

"Sister Saviour" by Eric Plattner — Deerfield Public Library, 4.12.14

Poem topic: “Sister Haley”


Apr 16
"Life" by Eric Plattner — Deerfield Library, 4.12.14
Poem topic: &#8220;Life&#8221;

"Life" by Eric Plattner — Deerfield Library, 4.12.14

Poem topic: “Life”


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