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Poet, Author, Marvel Comics Writer Eve Ewing Shares Work in Tabet Poetry Reading

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Dominican University presents multi-talented author, poet, educator and Marvel comics writer Eve Ewing in the Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading on Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Ewing will read selections from her first book of poetry, Electric Arches, and preview selections from her upcoming poetry collection, 1919, in the Lund Auditorium. This program is free.

A prolific writer across many genres, Ewing has been described by the prestigious Poetry Magazine as "the future of poetry." She is the author of the acclaimed book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side and recently added Marvel comics writer to her resume, penning stories for Riri Williams, a teen girl from the south side of Chicago who copes with her own traumas while fighting for justice as the hero "Ironheart." Ewing also is a playwright and the co-writer of No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, which was commissioned by the Poetry Foundation and produced by Manual Cinema. She also hosts the podcast, "Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing."

A sociologist of education, Ewing's research focuses on racism, social inequality and urban policy. She is an assistant professor at the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago. She has taught in Chicago Public Schools and currently serves as an instructor with the Prison + Neighborhood Art Project where she works with men at Statesville Maximum Security Prison.

Ewing is an alumna of Dominican University, where she received her master of arts in teaching degree in elementary education. She also holds a master's degree in educational policy and a doctoral degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

For more information on this program, please contact Maggie Andersen, assistant professor of English, at or visit