Final OBOC Spring Event, Spoken Word For Poetry Month, and Call for Submissions

This Friday, April 27th is the final One Book One Chicago Spring event at DePaul. Details are as follows:

Chinese Literary Forms and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl
Friday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Avenue, Room 300 (Rosati Room)

James Shea (Nebraska Wesleyan University) and Dorothy Tse Hiu Hung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) discuss classical literary forms as background to the stories in Gold Boy, Emerald Girl. Shea’s lecture, “Classical Chinese Poetry and Yiyun Li’s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl,” explores the Chinese quatrains that were popular during the Tang dynasty (618-907), and is followed by an informal poetry-writing exercise. In her lecture, “Another Kind of Beauty: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl in the Cultural Revolution,” Tse provides background to Li’s collection by investigating the characterization and plot structure found in revolutionary “model operas.”

The event is free and open to the public.


DePaul POETS (Presenters of Enlightenment Through Spoken Word) are celebrating the end of National Poetry Month with two final events this week. There are only 6 days left of National Poetry Month, and POETS wants to send it out with a bang.

Thursday, April 26th, from 6pm-9pm there will be a screening of the spoken-word poetry documentary Louder than a Bomb followed by a reading from poet Kevin Coval.

And on Friday, April 27th, from 7pm to 9pm POETS will end their Journeys to Justice series with a poetry slam and open mic. See the flyer for more details.


Foothill, a graduate poetry journal from Claremont Graduate University, is seeking submissions of up to five unpublished poems composed in any poetic genre or form are welcome from poets actively enrolled in a graduate program located in the United States. Submissions are read year-round and they accept simultaneous submissions.

Foothill regrets they cannot pay for work, however, authors will receive a free copy of the print journal. The journal is also available online at

In your cover letter please include your name, e-mail address, title(s) of poem(s) submitted, the name of the university and program you are enrolled in, and a brief description of your field of study and research interests (to be included alongside your work). Accepted poets are also invited to send audio or video files of them performing their work, which will be embedded alongside their poems on our website.

Send your poetry as a Word “.doc” file attachment to with “poetry submission” written in the heading. For more information, click on the poster for a full-sized version, or visit the submission page.


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