Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cleveland Heights names Meredith Holmes as Seventh Poet Laureate

Presentation ceremony to be held at Cleveland Heights City Hall on April 6

Cleveland Heights, OH – The City of Cleveland Heights and Heights Arts welcomes its seventh Poet Laureate, Meredith Holmes, and thanks outgoing Poet Laureate Kathleen Cerveny, in a special ceremony on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30pm. Held at Cleveland Heights City Hall, the community is invited to attend and hear both poets speak.

Meredith served for one year as the first Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate in 2005 and will serve her second one-year term from 2015 to 2016. Her poems have been published in journals, including, most recently, Flyover Country Review and Literary Mama. Meredith’s poems have also appeared in several anthologies, including Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Bad Times; the Kattywompus Press collection While You Were Sleeping I Dreamt a Poem; Awake at the End, published by Heights Arts and Bottom Dog Press; and the upcoming How Higher Education Feels, edited by Dr. Kathleen Quinlan.

Initially established by Heights Arts with the approval of the City of Cleveland Heights in 2005, the purpose of the Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate is to celebrate and elevate the art form of creative writing for the benefit of the community’s residents. Cleveland Heights is the first Ohio city to establish the office of Poet Laureate.

For more information about the City of Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate program, visit or call 216-371-3457.

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