Thursday, November 17, 2022

Porcelains and Poetry in South Euclid: Rescheduled for Spring 2023

[UPDATE: due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will be be rescheduled for Spring 2023.]

On December 10th at 6:30 p.m., I'll have the privilege of being one of twelve area poets reading brand new ekphrastic work to raise funds for a very good cause. Porcelains & Poetry will be hosted by South Euclid Poet Laureate Doc Janning and One South Euclid at the Museum of American Porcelain Art.

From the press release:

"Enjoy readings by a dozen prominent local poets created in response to art at the American Museum of Porcelain Art with musical interludes by a string quartet from Charles F. Brush High School. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Proceeds from the fundraising event will support a One South Euclid program that helps senior residents age in place."

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Participating poets:

Doc Janning
Raja Belle Freeman
John Burroughs
Ray McNiece
Shelley Chernin
Amy Kesegich
Jeremy Jusek
Cat Russell
Russ Vidrick
Barbara Marie Minney
Mimi Plevin-Foust
Abdul Ghani

Museum of American Porcelain Art
4645 Mayfield Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

Monday, November 14, 2022

Poets Against Racism: December 10th in Youngstown

Saturday 10 December from 1 to 3 p.m., I will participate in a special Poets Against Racism event hosted by Debbie Allen and Quartez Harris at Common Goods Studio, 2000 Canfield Rd Top, Floor Unit C, Youngstown, OH 44511.

"A diverse array of poets will share works addressing the social injustices of racism, bigotry, intolerance, and hate. We hope you’ll attend!"

Featured poets:
Quartez Harris
Jeremy Jusek
Cherise Benton
Christine Howey
John Burroughs
Wayne Swanger
Marissa Snyder
Girard Tournesol
Patricia Thrushart
Raja Belle Freeman

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Video: My 11/1/2023 SpoFest reading, with Gregory Seth Harris & Shelli Jankowski-Smith

I had the privilege of being SpoFest's guest author on November 1st, and here is the video. Many thanks to James Bryant, Rick C. Christiansen and Judy Turek, as well as the featured poets and everyone who attended and shared in the open mic. And congratulations to Freddy Fonseca, who won a copy of my book, Rattle and Numb.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Join us November 12th at the Avon Lake Public Library!

This Saturday, November 12th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Avon Lake Public Library, Crisis Chronicles Press and I will be sharing a table with Parma Poet Laureate Jeremy Jusek and the Ohio Poetry Association to promote Ohio poets at Read Write Local: Local and Regional Author Event. Hope to see you there!

Avon Lake Public Library
32649 Electric Boulevard
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Monday, November 7, 2022

See you 11/10 at Loganberry Books!

This Thursday, November 10th at 7pm, I'll have the honor of returning to Loganberry Books to be the featured poet for their monthly Broadsides and Ephemera reading series. Hope you'll come and bring something for the open mic.

Many thanks to Julie Beckers, who originally invited me, and to Elijah Perseus Blumov, the current host.
Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44120