Saturday, 5/8: Amina Cain, Jen Karmin, Anne Shaw

Amina Cain, Jen Karmin, and Anne Shaw will read at Outpost 186 on Saturday, 5/8. 3 pm, small donation suggested.


Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009), a collection of stories that revolve quietly around human relationality, landscape, and emptiness, and a chapbook entitled Tramps Everywhere (Blanc Press, forthcoming). She is also a curator (most recently for When Does It or You Begin? Memory as Innovation, a month long festival of writing, performance, and video) and a current Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego, where she teaches creative writing/fiction. Her work has appeared in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Dewclaw, La Petite Zine, onedit, Sidebrow, and Wreckage of Reason: Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers, and has been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and now lives in Los Angeles.

Read excerpts from Amina’s work here and here.


Karmin - Revolutionary Optimism

Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. A proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv, she is the author of the Dusie chapbook Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina. Walking Poem, a collaborative street project, is featured online at How2. At home in Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.

Read some of Jen’s work here, here, and here.


Shaw photo

Anne Shaw is the author of Undertow (Persea Books), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, Green Mountains Review, and New American Writing. She has also been featured in Poetry Daily and From the Fishouse. Her extended poetry project can be found on Twitter at

Read excerpts from Anne’s work on her website.