We’re so grateful to Belli’s Chicago in Pilsen for hosting our project in their wonderful juicebar and market. We took advantage of the cloudy day to bring you a few photos (posted below) from this morning’s installation. Ruby Figueroa’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl, will be up for the next three weeks right on 18th and Allport.
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?)
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!