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Poetry Reading: Ari Banias with Lara Mimosa Montes, Erika Sanchez, and T Clutch Fleischmann

In collaboration with Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Department, we're proud to host an evening of poetry featuring:

Ari Banias is the author of the book Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016), and the chapbook What's Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs). His poems have appeared in A Public SpaceBoston Review, Poetry, and the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics. The recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New York Foundation for the Arts, & Stanford University, he lives in Berkeley & works at Small Press Distribution.

Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer based in New York and Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in Fence, BOMB, The Third Rail, and elsewhere. She is a recently defended PhD candidate in English at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She also teaches poetry at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and works as an editor for Triple Canopy and Poor Claudia magazines. Her first book, The Somnambulist, is available from Horse Less Press. She was born in the Bronx.

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her Young Adult novel is forthcoming in fall 2017. Her non-fiction has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NBC News, and many others. She has received a CantoMundo Fellowship, a “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

T Clutch Fleischmann is the author of Syzygy, Beauty (Sarabande Books) and the curator of Body Forms. A Nonfiction Editor at DIAGRAM and Contributing Editor at EssayDaily, their work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Fourth Genre, the Brooklyn Rail, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. They live in Chicago and teach at Columbia College Chicago and the low-residency Stonecoast MFA in Maine.

This event is free and open to everyone.

Thank you to Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Department for co-sponsoring this event:


Event date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Anybody: Poems By Ari Banias Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393247794
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2016

The Somnambulist By Lara Mimosa Montes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998127200
Published: Horse Less Press - October 5th, 2016