Ian Winterbauer says his poems deal largely with the Midwest - it's rural, poor towns and the eccentric characters therein. He says he's anti-academic, that "anyone could write poetry." Well, he certainly can.
ICYMI: read a story Scott wrote for the Illinois Times about Winterbauer and other young poets, Johari and Emma Wilson, who have both been featured on The Scene previously. Also this week: shout-outs to The Lit Review, a new podcast on books and black liberation struggles et. al.; Chicago rapper Noname; and the book "Shadowbahn" by Steve Erickson. Tune in to hear about other events in the central Illinois area coming up this weekend and beyond.