Monday, June 20, 2016

June 30th, Presenting: Featured Poet, Russell Jaffe

WHEN: Thursday, April 28th at 6:30 pm

WHERE: Oak Park Public Library Maze Branch
845 Gunderson Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304

This month we will be featuring Russell Jaffe, an Oak Park poet!

Russell Jaffe is a poet, artist, writer, teacher, and full-time dad living in Oak Park. He teaches English at College of DuPage and throughout the City Colleges system. He is the father of Celestine, a collaboration with his partner Carleen Tibbetts, also a poet, and his entire family are OPPL superfans. His poetry has appeared widely online and in print, and he is the author of two current poetry collections This Super Doom I Aver (Poets Democracy, '13), INTROVERT // EXTROVERT (Punk Hostage, '14), and two forthcoming LA CROIX WATER (Damask, a Chicago press!) and Civil Coping Mechanisms (Civil Coping Mechanisms' winner of the 2016 Spring Mainline competition). In former lives, he's been a poetry editor, publisher, reading series host and coordinator, hot sauce blogger, professional driver for international writers, and mixed marital arts live results recorder. He has a number of hopes and dreams. He encourages people to add him on Facebook or, and he means this, play him in chess on the Chess Time app. His name is ILikeToEatScones. 
He will have tons of his first book, a mad libs poetry collection called This Super Doom I Aver, available to sell. His second book, INTROVERT // EXTROVERT is available here: 


This will be followed by our regular Open Mic. Come share your poetry, prose, music, dance, or any other creative endeavor in under 15 minutes at our Open Mic.

The No-Shush Salon is a monthly open mic for all creative types who want to share their works in progress or even their newly finished endeavors after a featured artist or on a theme.

Treats to share are welcomed!

No registration required — just drop in and share your talents!

Spectators welcome & appreciated!

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