Absinthe & Zygote #39: How to Keep Score

Join us for an evening of scores and scoring, featuring:

Mike Lala
Nathanael Lee Jones
Jennifer Nelson
Allyson Paty

$5-10 suggested donation
7:30pm, Monday April 3
1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3

Nathanael Jones is a Canadian poet. He holds a BFA (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) from NSCAD University and is an MFA in Writing candidate at SAIC. He has performed and exhibited in Chicago and Halifax. His work has been published by the Cerealbowl Collective, Hound, HAIR CLUB, Present Tense Pamphlets, and Infinity’s Kitchen, and is forthcoming in Homonym.

Mike Lala is the author of Exit Theater, winner of the 2016 Colorado Prize for Poetry selected by Tyrone Williams, and a few chapbooks incl. Twenty-Four Exits (A Closet Drama) and In the Gun Cabinet. More poems and audio compositions appear in Boston Review, Fence, the Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, The Awl, and at www.mikelala.com. He lives in New York.

Jennifer Nelson’s first book of poems, Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife, came out with Ugly Duckling Presse in Dec. 2015. The second, Civilization Makes Me Lonely, was chosen by Anne Boyer for the Sawtooth Prize and will appear from Ahsahta Press in the spring of 2017. Nelson’s other work has appeared recently in BathHouseLITPinwheelWreck Park, and elsewhere. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Allyson Paty’s poems can be found in Boston Review, The Brooklyn Railjubilat, Kenyon Review Online, The Literary ReviewTin House, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. She is from New York, where she is, with Norah Maki, co-founding editor of Singing Saw Press and, with Emily Skillings, co-curator of the Earshot reading series.

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