21. January 2018 - 19:00 till 21:00
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Button Poetry at Icehouse VI | Icehouse MPLS | Sunday, 21. January 2018

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Two writers with fierceness and charm, winners of the 2017 Button Poetry Chapbook contest, Claire Schwartz and Stevie Edwards bring their books, Bound, and Sadness Workshop into life this January. At their release show Stevie and Claire will perform from their books alongside openers (TBD); they will also be available after to sign copies.

Show is all ages, but content will not be censored.
Doors at 7 p.m. // Show at 7:30 p.m.
$10 in advance // $12 at the door

About the authors:
Stevie Edwards is the founder and editor-in-chief of Muzzle Magazine and senior editor in book development at YesYes Books. Her first book, Good Grief (Write ******, 2012), received the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze in Poetry and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her second book, Humanly, was released in 2015 by Small Doggies Press. She has an M.F.A. in poetry from Cornell University and is a Ph.D. candidate in creative writing at University of North Texas. Her poetry is published and forthcoming in Indiana Review, Crazyhorse, TriQuarterly, Redivider, 32 Poems, The Journal, Rattle, Verse Daily, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere.

Claire Schwartz is a Yale Ph.D. candidate in African American Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her dissertation A Sidelong Glance: Art, Archive, and Visions of Blackness in the Postmodern City looks at urban space as an alternative to figuration in contemporary Afrodiasporic poetry and visual art. Claire’s poetry has appeared in Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Massachusetts Review, and Prairie Schooner, and her essays, reviews, and interviews in Electric Literature, The Iowa Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.