Chris Bower’s fiction and poetry has appeared in GetUnderground, Annalemma, and The 2nd Hand. He has been awarded the Folger Adam J. Prize for Poetry and was the ficiton editor of the University of IL Montage Poetry and Fiction literary arts magazine. He founded and hosts the Ray's Tap Reading Series in Logan Square and hosts Chinaski's weekly literary open mic in Bucktown. He has produced at least one play a year since 2003.