The Renaissance Society and Cobb Hall Room 307
At 5:00 pm, Jen Benka will read from* A Revisioning of the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America*, an artist book made in collaboration with Mark Wagner of Brooklyn publications. Benka has had work published in The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, So to Speak, Off Our Backs, and on La Petite Zine. She is the recipient of grants from the Xeric Foundation, Intermedia Arts, the Poetry/Film Workshop, and was a 2001 Wisconsin Arts Board Poetry Fellow. Benka has performed her poetry and music at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Brooklyn Lyceum, Bowery Poetry Club, and on NPR’s World Cafe. She is the managing director of Poets & Writers, Inc.