Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This Week in Northeast Ohio Poetry

Thanks to everyone who made Tuesday's Lix and Kix poetry event at Bela Dubby a success - especially my co-host Dianne Borsenik and our featured poets: Jen Pezzo, Claire McMahon, and Michael Henson.

Here are a few other groovy poetry happenings around Northeast Ohio the rest of this week.

Wed. 11/18/09 at 7 p.m. - Nepalese poet Yuyutsu Sharma reads at Visible Voice Books (on Kenilworth in Tremont)

Thurs. 11/19/09 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. - Yuyutsu Sharma and Celeste McCarty read at Mac's Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights.

Thurs. 11/19/09 at 7 p.m. - Sammy Greenspan, Fran Immerman and Terry Provost read during Poetry Back in the Woods at the Shaker Library, Bertram Woods branch.

Thurs. 11/19/09 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. - Keli Danice and L.S. Stewart host Twysted Thursdays open mic at the Olive Twyst (26159 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland).

Thurs. 11/19/09 from 7 to 9 p.m. - Kelly Bancroft, Philip Brady, William Greenway, Mindi Kirchner, and Steve Reese read at the Lemon Grove Cafe in Youngstown.

Thurs. 11/19/09 at 7:30 p.m. - Helena Mesa, Mathias Svalina and Allison Titus read at Cleveland State University.

Wow! Five poetry events on Thursday and none on Friday, Saturday or Sunday? I have to be missing something. If you know what it is, please share details in the comments below.

Peace and poetry,
John Burroughs


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

There's the monthly Lit Poetry Workshop, Friday November 20, 7:30 at mac's backs. (1820 Coventry Road, in Cleveland Hts., if there's anybody here who doesn't know where Mac's is.) Bring about 20 copies of your poem.

--Most of the regular poetry events are on the first or the second x-day of the month (where x= Sun, Mon, Tues, etc.). The two exceptions are Lix 'n Kix, on a 3rd Tuesday, and the Lit workshop, every 3rd Friday.
(Lesson is, if you're starting a new event, put it late in the month!)

John B. Burroughs said...

Thanks, Geoff! I've never been to that, but I've heard good things. Will have to check it out....

Vertigo Xavier said...

There's also a poetry event at Musica (Mocha Maiden) in Akron this Thursday, put on by a writer's group from Akron University. As much as I'd love to go hear Terry and Sammy read, Akron's closer, and that show will have lots of new voices for me to hear/recruit/solicit/tag-with-fliers. lol

John B. Burroughs said...

Thanks, VX! Talk about a surfeit of riches!...

I hope to post a listing like this every week or two - and make it as comprehensive as possible.

Folks can send notice of their upcoming events to me at I sometimes get overwhelmed by the volume of e-mail I receive, so put POETRY EVENT in your subject line to improve the chances of me finding it in a timely fashion.

Even better, perhaps: if you send me an event invitation on Facebook, an e-mail won't be necessary.


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