Thursday, June 26, 2014
Read her profile in the Plain Dealer this week.
Friday, June 20, 2014
In Esquire, Stephen Marche tells you How to quit Amazon and shop in a real bookstore (and why you damn well should).
"Unfortunately, by now, purchasing print books in a brick-and-mortar building is something of a lost art, like taking snuff or drinking brandy after dinner. Which is not to say that it's not worth doing. Quite the opposite. Buying books in a bookstore is one of life's great, quiet pleasures. It leads to the purchase of better books. It leads to a deeper relationship to reading. It is a joy in and of itself. "
I was in a bookstore this week. I love to be surrounded by books-- real physical books, with paper and covers and print. It was awesome! How about you?
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
across from the CHUH Public Library
Monday, June 16, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Although we are not yet in a position to offer an honorarium (we are working on this for the future), we are offering a free membership in HeightsArts, with full membership benefits, to the poets chosen to participate in EKPHRASTACY. You can check member benefits at the HeightsArts website www.heightsarts.org
If you are interested in being considered for one of the upcoming EKPHRASTACY programs, please contact me through my email at HeightsArts and I will share more information about the program: email@example.com
Right now we are looking for poets to participate in the July 10th EKPHRASTACY and the final one of the season, in September. We already have the schedule for 2015, so I will soon be putting those programs together as well.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
|Steve Abbott testifying on behalf of S.B. 84 on May 21st|
in Columbus [photo by Michael Salinger]
Many thanks to the senators, including many from our area and from both political parties, who have stepped up and supported Senate Bill 84. Letters from poets and other bill supporters from across the state, as well as great support from the Ohio Arts Council and Ohio Poetry Association have helped immensely. But our work's not done yet.
Now Senate Bill 84 is moving on to the Ohio House for consideration and this is the perfect time for us to write to our state representatives and express our support for the establishment of a Poet Laureate position in Ohio. It doesn't seem right that Ohio, the home of so many fine poets statewide, is one of only five or six United States not to have such a position.
So please write to your state representative and urge him or her to pass this bill.
Click here to find your representative.
Click here to read Senate Bill 84, the Ohio Poet Laureate bill.
Click here to read Michael Salinger's testimony before the Senate in support of S.B. 84.
Click here to read John Burroughs' testimony before the Senate in support of S.B. 84.
Click here to read a statement by Steve Abbott on the O.P.A. blog in support of S.B. 84.