Sappho’s Salon Lesbian Poetry Showcase
Featuring: cin salach, C.C. Carter, Karen Lee Osborne & Carina Gia Farrero
$7-$10 includes food and wine.
Tonight’s installment of our popular monthly salon night for lesbians and their friends features a showcase of brilliant lesbian poets all featured in the new anthology, Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast, edited by Sappho’s Salon curator and host Kathie Bergquist. Founder of POW-WOW, C.C. Carter is a spoken word poet of national prominence whose work has been anthologized in more than 12 collections. Cin salach has collaborated with poets and other artists for more than 20 years, in such groups as Loofah Method, Betty’s Mouth, and ten tongues, and was recently nominated for an Emmy for her voiceover work in the PBS documentary “Schoolboy to Showgirl.” Karen Lee Osborne is the author of the novels Carlyle Simpson and Hawkwings, and the prose poem chapbook, Survival. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Carina Gia Farrero holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Her poems were most recently published or are forthcoming in Verse Daily, Arsenic Lobster, and The Encyclopedia Project. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Women’s Voices Fund.