McConnell, Marty 2015; 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2015
with Joel Craig
Chicago Cultural Center
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Reading Series with Marty McConnell and Maya Marshall
The Martin


Maybe it was the part in Runaway Bunny
where the mother rabbit grows wings
and becomes part bird to find her offspring
that grew in me a certainty that the disappeared
would always come back

– Marty McConnell, “The Gift”

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17/30: Ten Questions With Marty McConnell

Marty McConnellI saw this interview with Michael Jordan once where he talked about that game vs. The Blazers. The one where he hit all of those threes and shrugged. He said the game was happening in slow motion for him. That everything was coming at him, and he was absorbing all of it, becoming a…

the noise
from the party a backdrop
of garbled babble and laughter,
wind against the windows,
the occasional casualty of glass.

– Marty McConnell, “West Barry Street”

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