Alice was eating grapes in the park when…

she learned that Poetry Magazine is hosting the 4th Annual Printer’s Ball at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art on August 22nd, including a staged reading of a radio play by Yehuda Amichai and something about which I can only speculate called the “Gnoetry poetry machine” – it reminds me of the Curious Sofa. I’ll have to wait and find out!

The Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of print literature in Chicago, hosted by Newcity, Poetry, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), in collaboration with CHIRP, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, Proximity Magazine, Stop Smiling, Venus Zine, and over 100 local literary organizations. The event showcases a diverse selection of print publications, available free of charge, including magazines, journals, weeklies, posters, and broadsides, plus a full night of live entertainment.