Kathy Kubik


Upcoming Readings

The Poetry Explosion: April 19, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Peter Jones Gallery

1806 W Cuyler Ave


Peter Jones Gallery presents The Chicago Poetry Explosion: A National Poetry Month Celebration, from 3 to 6 PM, hosted by CJ Laity.


Join me along with: Bill Allegrezza, Lisa Alvarado, Stella Radulescu, Jennifer Karmin, Rey Escobar, Kevin Blanchard, Nick Demske, Larry O. Dean, Erika Mikkalo, Tara Keogh, Josephine Lipuma, Doree McNulty, Donna Pecore, Paul Martinez Pompa, Cathleen Schandelmeier, Dina Stengel, Sheila Donovan, Roberto Del Rio, Pam Osbey, Mike Puican, PJ Destin, Adam Shames, Michael H. Brownstein, Maria Fischinger and others for the CLASSIC annual poetry event. Celebrate ChicagoPoetry.com's two-millionth hit with readings by over two dozen of Chicago's finest poets followed by a spontaneous open mic. Bring snacks, soda, beer, and wine to share.  This is it, the Chicago Poetry Scene's family reunion.

On-Going Readings/Open Mics

  • The last Sunday of each month The Westmont Area Friends of the Arts announces a new public poetry series to be held at 12:00 pm on the last Sunday each month at the Brewed Awakening Cafe, 19 W. Quincy Street. Each gathering will feature two established poets plus an open-mic time. Aspiring poets are invited to sign up at the event, first-come, first-served, for open-mic time. 
  • The second Monday of each month at Molly Malone's Irish Pub, 7652 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  There is a Featured reader as well as an open mic.  The Molly Malone's Open Mic, with your hosts Nina Corwin and Al DeGenova, invites you to be part of one of the most highly respected open mics in the Chicago area.  Phone 708-366-8073. $5 "pass the hat" donations recommended if you can, $3 if you can't. 7:00 PM open mic sign-up begins; 7:30 PM open mic; 8:45 PM featured reader; and 9:15 PM open mic continues if necessary.

Previous Readings

  • Taste of Westmont - downtown Westmont, IL - July, 2008
  • Celebrate Westmont - Artists in Action, sponsored by Westmont Friends of the Arts together with the Westmont Special Events Corporation - May, 2008
  • deVine Reading - deVine, Westmont, IL - May, 2008
  • Pattern and Decoration - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL - September, 2004
  • Chicago Poetry's Poetry Cram #3 - The Gallery Cabaret, Chicago, IL - October, 2004
  • Devils and Dolls Reading - Women Made Gallery - February, 2005
  • The Poetry Explosion, sponsored by The Guild Complex and Chicago Poetry.com - The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL - April, 2005
  • The 2005 Chicago Poetry Fest, which the Chicago Sun Times has called Chicago's Largest Poetry Reading. sponsored by ChicagoPoetry.com, Blue Line Studios, The Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce and Alderman Manny Flores - Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL August, 2005
  • Size Matters - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL - April, 2006
  • "Whole Lotta Love" poetry party at the Mercury Cafe, 1505 W. Chicago Ave. - February 2007
  • Molly Malone's Featured Reader - March 2007
  • The 2008 Her Mark Datebook release party.  Sunday, August 5, 2007; 2 - 4 p.m.; Woman Made Gallery; 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.  Reading by select poets whose work has been included in the Her Mark 2008 datebook publication juried by Mars Gamba-Adisa Caulton, Ellen Kort and Simone Muench.  This event is free and open to the public.  Visit Woman Made here.
  • 2007 Chicago Poetry Fest at The Mercury Cafe, Chicago, IL - August 25, 2007.

Reading from "Whole Lotta Love" Show at Mercury Cafe

Wordslingers Radio Appearances

Listen to me read some of my poems on Wordslingers radio!

Click here, to download my interview that appeared on Wordslingers Radio in March, 2006

You can also
Click on this link
Then select "The Vox Cafe"
There are two shows - scroll for Kathy Kubik.

Michael C. Watson hosts Chicago poets just off the streets and out of the slams.
Wordslingers airs on the first and third Sunday of each month from 9 - 10:00 p.m. on WLUW (88.7-FM). Or listen to the program online through the streaming webcast at www.wluw.org.