robbie q. telfer

Sufjan Stevens performs on his banjo during his concert on October 9, 2006 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California.  (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Cure For Boredom: December’s Events

Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.

12/05/2012

Robbie goes head to head in a poetry slam with one of the best... (credit: Robbie Q. Telfer)

Conversations: The Old Chicago Author

Robbie Q. Telfer: man, teacher… poet. Read about Robbie’s involvement in the Chicago poetry scene, with Young Chicago Authors, Louder Than A Bomb, and The Encyclopedia Show.

04/30/2012

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Slam Poetry: Cooler Than You (Think)

For those of you already familiar with slam poetry, you don’t need me to beg or cajole you into going to the 25th Anniversary Extravaganza at the Metro. The rest of you, your heads filled to the brim with the rank leavings (if only I could swear in these articles) and false interpretations that many have of poetry…

07/28/2011

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Best Chicago Literary Readings

In Chicago, home of the first poetry slam, stories and words are full contact affairs. They’re all out brawls and dirt under your fingernails.

06/08/2011