Joshua Marie Wilkinson in Chicago

Sidebrow invites you to a launch celebration of Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s Selenography, featuring full-color Polaroids by Califone’s Tim Rutili.

The event will take place in conjunction with Alexis Anne Mackenzie’s exhibition at Ebersmoore Gallery in Chicago. Alexis’ collages are featured alongside Sandy Florian’s poetry in On Wonderland & Waste, also recently released by Sidebrow Books.

Travis Nichols and Monica Fambrough will also be reading at the event.

Born and raised in Seattle, Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Selenography. He has also edited two anthologies for University of Iowa Press, including Poets on Teaching, due out fall 2010. A tour documentary about the band Califone, entitled Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape, is also forthcoming. He teaches at Loyola University Chicago, and divides his time between Chicago and Athens, GA.

Travis Nichols is the author of Iowa (Letter Machine Press) and Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (Coffee House Press). Born in Iowa in 1979, Travis now lives in Chicago where he is an editor at the Poetry Foundation. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post,  former bookseller, and tour bus manager for the Wave Books Poetry Bus, his writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Believer, Details, Paste, Stranger,  and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Monica Fambrough is the author of the chapbooks Black Beauty (Katalanche Press) and the self-published Meta Parka. Her work has appeared in jubilat, Glitterpony, and the collections Poets on Painters and Poems About Horses. She grew up in Mableton, Georgia and has lived in Seattle and western Massachusetts. Monica currently lives in Chicago, where she teaches at Columbia College.