Good morning, Tweety Awakening with hot air I’ll do the same, with coffee Writer: S.P. Marie Location: The Start Continue reading Yellow Awakening
Giving thanks and appreciating the small things as well as the big keeps this day a joy. I’d like to say thanks to all who have supported the Chicago Literary Map. The writers, whose voices are intersecting with each other and the space around them. Their words make this project possible. And lest not forget, our beloved Chicago and the spectacle that is the Thanksgiving … Continue reading Happy Stuffing & Free Download for All
I Here I stand by the Chicago River Talking to you on the phone The sun is out but the morning is cold Lake- crisp-wind helps me breathe. I tell you how I feel. The river’s water is emerald green. Your voice brings me solace. I tell you of my morning with her. It is Thanksgiving and I can hear At the distance on State … Continue reading When I Hear Your Voice, I’m Well.
In a suit that glows like blue summer lightning His shirt the color of sunrise The blind man dances on the State Street bridge Listening for the salutes of tour boats As they pass below. Under the Clark Street span Upstream or down, who can tell This river wrenched from its natural flow A man pulls from the grey roil A Chinese fish Like a … Continue reading River. Chicago.
Grab a glass from the cupboard. Drop three cubes of ice. Pour one part vodka, two parts tonic and a quarter slice of lime. Stir with closest utensil, kitchen knife is fine. Repeat. Writer & Photo: S.P. Marie Location: Ashland & Irving Park Continue reading How To Spend A Night
I went to the Lurie Garden for the first time with my dad the April before last. We visited from Tucson, Arizona, leaving the heat and cacti behind for a cold front in Chicago. I was trying to decide if Chicago would be my new home. The truth was that this was already decided. I had been accepted into my first pick graduate school and … Continue reading Please Cover in Winter
Comcast, I can’t get away Internet monopoly Operator, PLEASE! Writer: Jane Newton Location: North Avenue Bridge Continue reading Comcastku