Chicago avant-garde writer Daniel Borzutzky curates a new reading series at this attic space in Pilsen. Tonight brings in some exciting writers, including Amina Cain and Paul Martinez Pompa (Pepper Spray).
---from Time Out Chicago
Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow, a collection of short
stories that will be published by Les Figues Press as part of their 2008-09 TrenchArt series of books. Her work has appeared in journals
such as 3rd bed, Denver Quarterly, Spinning Jenny, and La Petite Zine,
and is forthcoming in Spuyten Duyvil's Wreckage of Reason: Anthology of XXperimental Women Writers Writing in the 21st Century, as well as the second volume (F-K) of the Encyclopedia Project. She received an MFA in creative writing/fiction from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is co-curator, along with Jen Karmin, of the Red Rover Reading Series.
PAUL MARTINEZ-POMPA rstudied at the University of Chicago and at Indiana University, where he received his M.F.A. in creative writing and served as a poetry editor for the Indiana Review. His chapbook, Pepper Spray, was published by Momotombo Press in 2006. His poetry has also appeared in After Hours: a journal of Chicago writing and art, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and Rhino. Some of his poems will be anthologized in two forthcoming books, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry and Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language Experience. He currently teaches composition and creative writing at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.
---from http://www.locuspoint.org/chicago/martinez-pompa.htm (bookjones)