“How to Drape a Sari” at Krispyfringe

Here are a few photos from our first evening at Krispyfringe Vintage. As usual, the installation will be up for a few weeks, so stop by to read Harnidh Kaur’s excellent poem, How to Drape a Sari.

If you visit during business hours, mention LED when you make a purchase and you’ll receive a 10% discount (thanks Krispyfringe)!

Their hours are:
Monday -Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 12pm to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Krispyfringe is located in West Town at 2130 W. Chicago Ave.

“Lampyridae” at 57th Street Books

Finally! Here are some images from our current installation, Kelsey Hoff’s poem, Lampyridae, at 57th Street Books.

As we mentioned before, we are a little behind schedule, so you still have plenty of time to come see this fantastic window display (thanks to 57th Street Books for the thematic selection of books and surprises) in person. We’ll be sharing more documentation soon, but please enjoy these images in the meantime.

Installing “Cables” at RoscoeBooks

Here are a few images from this morning’s installation at RoscoeBooks (including Carley entering the ultra-top-secret password into our display).

We carefully gaffed our extension cord over the bookcases, which took longer than it should have because we kept getting distracted by all the books in front of us. If you like literature, then you’ll definitely want to stop by and browse for yourself!

We’ll be sharing more photos of the Caroline S. Knickmeier’s poem, Cables, soon, so check back.

April Installation at Roscoe Books

Our home for April will be yet another awesome independent bookstore: RoscoeBooks. We will be installing  Cables, by Caroline S. Knickmeier on Monday, April 4th for your reading pleasure.

RoscoeBooks is located at 2142 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618, just a short walk from the Paulina Brown Line stop.
They are open:
M, W, Sa: 10-7
Th, F: 10-8
Su: 11-7

Make sure to check out their website or Facebook page to keep up with all their news and events!

May Deadline Approaching!

Attention writers: we are currently accepting work for our May installation. The deadline is April 5th, so send us up to 3 pieces that are each under 500 words. Go to our Submissions Page for more details.

June will be our final installation, so this is your second to last chance to get your work on our LED display (and our website, and in our forthcoming print anthology)!

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.