Bowen, Kristy 2004; 2014; 2017

Monday, October 18, 2004
with Misty Harper and Katrina Vandenberg

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
with Cecilia Pinto

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
with Tara Betts, Simone Muench and Ruben Quesada
Innertown Pub

It’s a vocabulary of old country
songs, unfaithful women
and open roads, a scratchy
vinyl itching in her thighs.
This fear of swimming pools
and gas station bathrooms. 

– Kristy Bowen, “Hazards”

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Listen to Kristy Bowen read her poetry for the Poetry Center of Chicago Reading Series, with Misty Harper and Katrina Vandenberg:

Kristy Bowen begins reading at 4:02 minutes.

This tiny thing breathing between us that aches something awful.
By summer, I am slipping all the complimentary mints in my coat pockets
while you pay the check. Gripping the railings on bridges to keep
diving over. Some dark dog in my throat when I say hello.

– Kristy Bowen, “house of strays”

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Read this interview with Kristy Bowen from Monkey Bicycle:

Interview: Kristy Bowen

Kristy Bowen is a prolific Chicago poet and artist who has published several full-length books of poetry, such as girl show (black Lawrence Press, 2013) as well as multiple chapbooks, including Apocalypse Theory: A Reader (SFSU Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, 2013) and I*HATE*YOU*JAMES*FRANCO (sundress publications, 2012).

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