Cancer Baby Girl at Night

We were lucky to do our install on a cloudy morning and snag a few good photos, but we went back tonight to record our video of Ruby Figueroa’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl.

Here are a couple more images. Don’t miss your chance to visit the installation in person to read the whole poem and get the full experience!

Not pictured: the many people who stopped to pose in front of the camera as we recorded the video. Stay tuned for a blooper reel?

March Installation at Belli’s Juicebar

It’s a new month and that means a new installation! We are grateful that Belli’s Juicebar is partnering with us to share Ruby Figueroa’s writing with her own neighborhood, Pilsen.

Beginning this Saturday, March 5th, you’ll be able to read Ruby’s Cancer Baby Girl while you sip on delicious small batch juices (of course we’ve tried them – what sort of editors would install poetry in a juicebar without checking first?)

Belli’s is located at 1221 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608.
Their hours are:
T-F: 9:00 – 7:00
S-Su: 9:00 – 5:00

Of course, you’ll be able to read Ruby’s writing 24/7.

March’s Writer

We are happy to announce that our next featured writer is Chicago’s own Ruby Figueroa.

Ruby is a “23 year old living in Pilsen obsessed with love and human’s ability to overcome heartbreak.”

She tells us:
“I studied studio art, psychology, and bass clarinet in college, and I’m currently teaching myself how to play ukulele — all these different interests have turned my practice into a hybrid of visual art, music, and writing. I’m a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago in the Book and Paper MFA program where I concentrate on papermaking and printmaking. If I’m not at school, you can find me walking around the city with headphones plugged in carrying a backpack full of books, or at a coffee shop cackling to myself. When I hang out with my friends, I usually fill up my phone with notes about all these great (or not so great) ideas for the future TV-sitcom that’s going to be made about us. If all else fails, I’m people-watching and writing stories in my head about what they could be thinking, because I’m constantly trying to find connections with other people.”

Soon we will unveil the location where you will be able to read Ruby’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl. In the meantime, congratulations, Ruby!