Chicago-based poets Ladan Osman and Roger Reeves read from their work. Ladan Osman was born in Somalia and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a BA at Otterbein University and an MFA at the University of Texas at Austins Michener Center for Writers. Her poetry has been featured in Ted Koosers syndicated newspaper column, American Life in Poetry. Roger Reeves's poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others.