Friday, April 1, 2016

30 Days of Poetry: Day One, Amit Majmudar

Celebrating national poetry month, the Cuyahoga County Public Library's 30 Days of Poetry has started, with day one featuring a poem from the new Ohio Poet Laureate, Amit Majmudar.

Amit Majmudar has recently been named the first Poet Laureate of the state of Ohio. In addition to two acclaimed novels, he has published three award-winning poetry collections, 0°, 0° (TriQuarterly Books, 2009), Heaven and Earth (Story Line Press, 2011) which won the Donald Justice prize, and Dothead (Knopf Doubleday, 2016). Raised in Cleveland and educated in Northeast Ohio at the University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University, he did his medical residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland. Now as a novelist, poet, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist, he writes and practices in Dublin, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, twin sons, and baby daughter. Poet's website.

In addition to featuring a poem a day from Ohio poets, 30 days of poetry encourages you to write a poem a day.  Subscribe to the e-mail or read the website every day for a new writing prompt!


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