Forms & Features Online with Leonora Simonovis

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 10 am – 12 pm

61 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Saturday, February 19th 10:00 AM CST


RSVP Required

Registration is required; space is limited. To register, email with the date and time of the session you would like to attend. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and up.


All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Exile,” with Leonora Simonovis.

In this session, we will focus on poets in translation that explore the notion of exile, both as the consequence of external circumstances and also what the cultural critic Edward Said calls “the unhealable rift between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home.”


Leonora Simonovis is a Venezuelan American poet, educator and scholar. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles and teaches Latin American and Caribbean literature and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego. Her poetry has received Pushcart and Best of the Net nominations and her debut poetry manuscript, Study of the Raft, was selected by final judge Sherwin Bitsui as the winner of the 2021 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Some of her work can be found in Gargoyle, Kweli Journal,The American Journal of Poetry, Tinderbox poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Inverted Syntax, Arkansas International, and Diode Poetry Journal, among others.