Friday, January 30, 2015


Is your reading, slam, book signing or other literary event within an hour's drive of downtown Cleveland and not listed on the calendar you see at the top of this blog?  Or does your already listed event need updated?   In either case, please email all pertinent information (the sooner, the better) to and help us keep the calendar as complete as possible.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Poetry Month: get the poster

Poster by cartoonist Roz Chast for National Poetry Month
Joanna Conners of the Plain Dealer points out that cartoonist Roz Chast made a poster for this year's National Poetry Month (coming up this April)-- and you can get one free.
If you're a fan of Roz (check out her work here), here's your own Roz, suitable for framing. 

(and keep an eye on the Cuyahoga County Public Library site. Last year they posted a great series for National Poetry month, with a poem a day from Northeast Ohio poets, plus other fine stuff.  This year I expect even greater things!)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Get Uncorked!

Experimental poet and artist Brandon Stroud is spearheading a new talk series this Thursday evening at Corks Wine Bar in Willoughby:

Brandon Stroud and Corks Wine Bar present ‘UNCORKED,’ a Speaker Series bringing together the areas most inspired thinkers and doers across various fields to share diverse opinions, profound insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of topics and issues [both local and global]. Come join a community of curious souls and become engaged with each other and ideas worth spreading  Q&A to follow each lecture.

Topic of the Evening: THINGS UNSEEN


  • Gadi Zamir (Artist / Owner of Negative Space Gallery in Cleveland)
  • Doug Baker (Principal of Shore Middle School)
  • Geoffrey A. Landis (Scientist and Author)
  • Cathi Weber (Ghost Hunter from Downtown Willoughby Ghost Walks)
This event is FREE
 Corks Wine Bar • 4084 Erie Street • Historic Downtown Willoughby, OH
Thursday, January 22 at 7:30PM

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bottom Dog Press/ Larry Smith

More Nature Photo-Poems in the Zen spirit.
New form for me...Photo + Poem
Try one.
Photos by Brian Smith/ Words by Larry Smith


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