August’s LED Writer!

We are pleased to announce that our second featured author is Robert Shoemaker. His poem, “I am solar”, will be displayed on our scrolling LED display for the month of August. We are excited to finalize its location in the coming days so we can share this excellent poem with readers in Chicago!

Robert Eric Shoemaker is a Chicago based poet-playwright, director, and arts journalist. Eric was awarded the 2014 Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for Best Play for his musical PLATH/HUGHES, as well as a 2015 DCASE Individual Artist Program grant from the City of Chicago for his project “LORCA IN AMERICA”. In addition to making theatre, Eric is an arts journalist and poet published in Newcity, Evanston Now, Rollick Magazine, the Chicago After Dark Anthology, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Eric is the current Artistic Director of Poetry Is. Productions. For more information, visit

Congratulations, Eric!

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