Documenting “Execution Points” by Emily Parenti at CMM Framing was especially fun. The area was bustling on Friday evening, and we got to explain the project to plenty of curious onlookers.
Plus, we couldn’t be happier with our spot in the window. The salvaged wood backdrop and surrounding plants and cacti make for a great vignette, not to mention the incredible art and design pieces all over the walls.
The windows reflect some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, which make for some fantastic overlays and juxtapositions because of the poem’s Chicago setting.
Come by and see it for yourself anytime through Sunday, October 25th!
(Drumroll please…) Our October writer is Emily Parenti!
Emily Parenti is a writer and recent graduate of DePaul University’s English Literature and Professional Writing programs. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she served as Co- Editor-in-Chief of the university’s literary magazine, Crook & Folly, which publishes graduate and undergraduate creative work. She has since worked as an editor on various other projects, including a chapbook distributed by a new Chicago-based journal of creative nonfiction, Slag Glass City.
Emily’s poem, Execution Points, will be on view at CMM Framing for the first three weeks of October. Literature Emitting Diodes is proud to be included in Chicago Artists Month, and we are excited to feature Emily’s work as part of it.