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    Poetry and Painting with Emily Calvo

    Emily Calvo is writer, painter, and freelance marketing director with a vivacity that belies her recent recovery from cancer.  She just released a book called Lending Color to the Otherwise Absurd, which allows her to combine her…

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    What to look forward to in Slam 101

    www.chicagoslamworks.com/slam-u/ I’d worked an eight hour day, hopped on the L to go home but as I left the station I turned right instead of left. A few blocks away is a little Yoga studio next…

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    CSW’s First Ever Meme Contest!

    What’s more meme-worthy than poets? We are having a contest to find the best @ChicagoSlam meme. The rules are simple: the meme must be about poetry and must have @ChicagoSlam somewhere on the image. Feel free…

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    Go see CSW’s House Ensemble before the Robot Apocalypse kills us all.

    Imagine a future in which human life is mechanized, efficient and clean. Now imagine a future in which the messiness of emotion is indelible, in which The Singularity cannot un-complicate sex or self-loathing, cannot erase religious…