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Monday, May 7, 2012

Hessler Reading Wednesday!

Heads up, everybody!  The readings for the Hessler Street Fair poetry contest are coming up this Wednesday, 7pm, at Mac's Backs in Coventry!

This will be an impressive evening of Cleveland's top poets-- Neopoets has the line up:

  • Vicki Acquah
  • Lynne Albert
  • JP Armstrong
  • Mickey Bey
  • Dianne Borsenik
  • Jeffrey Bowen
  • Steve Brightman
  • C.M. Brooks
  • Skylark Bruce
  • John B. Burroughs
  • Shelley Chernin
  • Joanne Cornelius
  • Catherine D. Criswell
  • Katie Cutshaw
  • Lisa Dabrowski
  • Christine Donofrio
  • Kaolin Fire
  • Elise Geither
  • Michael Goldstein
  • T.M. Göttl
  • Anita Herczog
  • Dwain Higgins
  • Christine Howey
  • Steven Isenberg
  • Clarissa Jakobsons
  • Azriel Johnson
  • Jacob King
  • Mark Kuhar
  • Geoffrey A. Landis
  • Melissa Rose Leach
  • Cate Mullen
  • Nancy Nixon
  • Marilyn Oliveras de Ortiz
  • Jen Pezzo
  • Tina Puckett
  • Michael Salinger
  • S. Renay Sanders
  • Kevin Frederick Smith
  • Wanda Sobieska
  • J.E. Stanley
  • Dave Stringer
  • BM Stroud
  • Carla Thompson
  • Sarah Tolfo
  • Mary A. Turzillo
  • Paige Ward
  • Batya Weinbaum
  • Eva Xanthopoulos
That's one heck of a poetic line-up!
Readings will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 9th @ 7pm at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry. About 20 minutes after all poets have read, the winners will be announced and prizes will be handed out.

Can't make the reading Wednesday?  The winning poets will read at the Hessler Street Fair main stage on Sunday May 20th.  And, all the poets listed will have their poems in the 2012 Hessler Street Fair anthology-- get your copy at Mac's Backs, or at the Mac's Backs booth at the fair, for only $8.00-- a bargain!

The Hessler Street Fair adds: "Special thanks to Joshua Gage and Vertigo X. Xavier for putting the 2012 Hessler Street Fair Anthology together and conducting the reading. Our sincere appreciation is extended to Suzanne DeGaetano at Mac’s Backs for hosting the reading and her ongoing support of the Hessler Street Fair."

2 comments:

michael salinger said...

Thanks to all the hard workers at the Hessler Street Fair Poetry barn for keeping this horse saddled all these years.

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Coming up in two hours!!! Don't miss it!

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau