Sunday, August 7, 2022
The Mercy Street Reading Series, now in its second year, is already one of the best regular poetry events in Chicago. For this early August edition, Ruben Quesada assembled an all-star cast to represent Wherever I'm At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry. Campbell McGrath, Achy Obejas, Patricia Smith, Al DeGenova and Luis J. Rodriguez each read their anthology poem plus a few others. The virtual reading allowed Campbell and Patricia to participate from New Jersey, Luis from California, and Achy from Hawaii. Al, who lives in Elmwood Park, Zoomed in from his second home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.