We’ve had our share of poets at The Frunchroom. Perhaps because with poetry it’s about the words that aren’t there, the spaces in-between, which seems to describe a lot of what’s missing about the way we talk about the South Side.
We’re very proud to welcome one of the South Side’s best-known poets to the Frunchroom: Nate Marshall.
Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author of Wild Hundreds and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Wild Hundreds has been honored with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s award for Poetry Book of the Year and The Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer Award. His last rap album, Grown came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product.
Nate is a member of The Dark Noise Collective and co-directs Crescendo Literary with Eve Ewing (another former Frunchroom reader). He completed his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and an M.F.A. at The University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Nate has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, and The University of Michigan. He is the Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at The University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University.
Nate is originally from West Pullman and now lives in South Shore.
Join Nate and the rest of our readers at 730pm this Thursday at Beverly Arts Center for The Frunchroom.