Tonight, Joshua Corey brings his third collection of poetry, Severance Songs to the Book Cellar for its Chicago launch party! Severance Songs, winner of the 2008 Dorset Prize from Tupelo press, is a sequence of unrhymed sonnets, written in the wake of 9/11. The poems live in the contraditions that exist within sardonic lyricism and dark humor. A celebration of the sonnet, the reading of the new book of poetry by Corey will be interwoven by readings of new and classic sonnets by a cavalcade of Chicago poets: Chris Green, Simone Muench, Tony Trigilio, Jennifer Karmin, Ray Bianchi, Kristy Odelius, Robert Archambeau, Larry Sawyer, and Joel Craig. Check out more information about the book here.