Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Wealth Of Poetry

Last night Parthenia and I made the rounds of poetry readings. We couldn’t stay but wouldn’t miss a stop at Open Book to congratulate Patricia Kirkpatrick, winner of the first annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Patricia read from her new collection of poems, “Odessa,” published by Milkweed Editions. Poetry is nice, but Parthenia […]

Anti-War Punctuation

The word comma comes from the Greek komma which means, literally, “piece which is cut off.” My sister-in-law Kate Steinmann is not only a crack editor who knows her way around commas, she is also the director of publications at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago) and an artist who collaborated on an […]