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Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s first major publication, launched on Monday, June 13, 2022. The collection features outstanding work produced by more than 150 poets and artists, telling a story of Chicago not found in the guidebooks. Events celebrating the book will be announced here: you can order Wherever I’m At now.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 — The Writer Shed A LITERARY HALL OF FAME  David W. Berner.  “Chicago has a Literary Hall of Fame. Why? What's its purpose? Why is this important? The founder of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Donald Evans has the answers to these questions and they are far deeper than simply honoring great writers.” Listen now

Thursday, September 1, 2022 — Cultural Daily John Brantingham Reviews Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry.  “…my guess is that anyone who has lived in a big city as I have will understand the complication of these poems and the beauty in them as well. This is an exceptional anthology, and not just for the residents of this one town.” Read more

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 — Hypertext Magazine  One Question: Donald G. Evans by Donald G. Evans. “The poems… excite me. They inspire me. They sometimes make me laugh. They give me new perspective and insight on a city that I’ve known since birth.” Read more

Friday, August 19, 2022 — Windy City Reviews  Book Review: Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry Reviewed by Gail Galvan. “Seeing and feeling the city of Chicago through the poet’s eyes is like touring across America on a bicycle rather than in a car.” Read more

July 2022 Issue — Booklist Review by Donna Seaman. “more than 150 living poets ‘with strong ties to Chicago’ present poems resplendently diverse in form, voice, and perspective about myriad aspects of ‘the beautiful cruel city’.” Read more

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