If You're In Chicago Tonight
Friday, May 7, 7:00 PM
Reading & Launch: Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days
The Book Cellar
4736 North Lincoln Avenue
Midwestern poets Josh Corey, Patrick Culliton, John Gallaher, Chris Green, Allison Joseph, cin salach, and Tony Trigilio read from Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days (University of Iowa Press, 2010) to celebrate the anthology’s launch.
The day before President Barack Obama’s inauguration, poets and anthology editors Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg sent out a call for poems that addressed, however loosely, the presidency, the nation, the government, or the current political climate. The first 100 poets who responded were assigned a date—one of President Obama’s first 100 days in office—and each has written a poem reflecting on the state of the nation and the world on that day.