Poetry Back in the Woods
Thursday October 29, 2009
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bertram Woods Branch
An Autumn Evening with Maj Ragain & Tim Joyce
Maj Ragain has taught creative writing at Kent State University for more than twenty years. During that time, he has hosted a monthly series of open poetry readings at Brady’s Cafe in Kent. He has published four books of poetry, most recently Twist the Axe: A Horseplayer’s Story, a collection of poems, journals and illustrations. A recipient of three fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, Ragain held a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the summer of 2001. He hosts a monthly open poetry reading at the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, Ohio.
Tim Joyce graduated from Cleveland State University and began a career interweaving journalism and teaching with the fine arts of painting, poetry, and music. He earned a Masters Degree in Anglo-Irish literature from University College Dublin, and spent seven years in Hollywood with the Motion Picture Association of America. In 1992, Joyce was a visiting lecturer in American poetry at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin. He has published three volumes of poetry: Those Lucky Days, Flowerthief and Language Animal: New and Collected Poems. As a recipient of a NEH Grant Joyce studied as a Harvard Fellow with poetry critic Helen Vendler. His most recent work, Himself, is a collection of songs. A painter and musician, Joyce lives on Cape Cod where he teaches high school English.