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April 9, 2016: “Singing So Proud”

Dec 16th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Speaker, Recent Events

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The Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries present an evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems. Join us for cocktails, dinner, poetry, and more to honor a Chicago masterpiece and to support the Loyola University Chicago Libraries.

“SINGING SO PROUD”
A Centennial Celebration of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems

Saturday, April 9, 2016
6 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7 p.m. dinner,
 poetry, and more
Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor
Lake Shore Campus • Loyola University Chicago

Cocktail attire

Complimentary parking is available in the main garage, accessible via the campus entrance at 1032 W. Sheridan Road.

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Kevin Stein, PhD, Illinois Poet Laureate, Bradley University
“Sandburg’s Chicago Poems: The Poetics of Populism”

Kevin Stein IL Poet Laureate 1 - CopyKevin Stein has published six full-length poetry collections, two poetry chapbooks, three scholarly books, two poetry anthologies, and numerous poems and essays published in journals as well as anthologies. His recent publications include the collection Wrestling Li Po for the Remote (Fifth Star Press, 2013) and Poetry’s Afterlife: Verse in the Digital Age (University of Michigan Press, 2010). His work has been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as by the Frederick Bock Prize awarded by Poetry, the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor’s Prize, and the Indiana Review Poetry Prize. In addition, his collections have garnered the Devins Award for Poetry and the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Award. A former Bradley University Faculty Member of the year, Stein serves as Caterpillar Professor of English at the university. In December 2003, the Governor of Illinois named Stein the state’s fourth Poet Laureate.

POETRY READINGS BY:
Sister Rosemary Connelly, RSM, Executive Director, Misericordia Heart of Mercy

Father Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
, Chancellor, Loyola University Chicago

Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners

Nike Whitcomb
, Executive Director, American Writers Museum

Honorable Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State

…and other luminaries

Please visit LUC.edu/sandburg for more information.

The words “singing so proud” come from Carl Sandburg’s iconic poem “Chicago,” found in his book Chicago Poems, published in 1916. Artwork (detail) by Abigail Garten, Loyola University Chicago class of 2019. The text in this image is taken from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Skyscraper,” also found in Chicago Poems (1916).

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