Open Door Series: Marcy Rae Henry & David Trinidad
The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program instructors and two of their current or recent students. November’s Open Door reading series features Marcy Rae Henry and student Athena Guizar, and David Trinidad and student Leonard Morrison.
Marcy Rae Henry is a Latina born and raised in Mexican-America/The Borderlands. She is an interdisciplinary artist with no social media accounts. Her writing and visual art appears in or is forthcoming in Beautiful Losers, The Acentos Review, World Haiku Review, Chicago Literati, The Chaffey Review, Shanghai Literary Review, Damaged Goods Press/TQ Review, New Mexico Review, The Wild Word, Thimble Literary Magazine and AHF (Alternate History Fiction) Magazine. Her publication, The CTA Chronicles, received a Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant and Cumbia Therapy, her collection of Spanglish stories, received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. She recently received a Luso-American Fellowship to attend “Writing The Luso Experience” in Lisbon, Portugal. Ms. M.R. Henry is currently seeking publication of two novellas. She is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts at Harold Washington College Chicago.
David Trinidad’s most recent book of poems is
Swinging on a Star (Turtle Point Press, 2017). His other books include Notes on a Past Life (BlazeVOX [books], 2016) and Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera (Turtle Point, 2013). Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith, which he edited, is forthcoming from Turtle Point in 2019. Trinidad lives in Chicago, where he teaches at Columbia College.
Leonard Morrison is a writer living in Chicago. He is the recipient of the 2018 Eileen Lannan Poetry Prize. His work is concerned with sound and rhythm and has been historically classified as postmodern lyric.