Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hessler Street Fair Winners!

The 2017 Hessler Street Fair poetry contest reading was at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern tonight.  Some great poems, and great performances.
Congrats to the winners of the 2017 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest:
  • First place (tie):
    • Vince Robinson, "Star Struck"
    • Christine Howey, "I Was a Male Impersonator for 40 Years"
  • Second place:
    • Devlinbleu Chambers "Environmental Super Nova"
  • Third Place:
    • Keely Aaliyah, "I Am a Soldier"
Photo of the winning poets
The winning poets at Happy Dog: (left to right) Keely Aaliyah, Christine Howey, Devlinbleu Chambers, Vince Robinson (photo by GL)
The winners will perform on the main stage at the Hessler Street Fair June 3-4 2017 11 am to dusk (watch this space for details of the time), and simulcast live on WRUW-FM 91.1. The Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology (published by Writing Knights Press) with the winning poems as well as all the contributed poems for the contest, will be available at the Mac's Backs booth at the fair, or can be purchased for $14.00 from Mac's Backs Books on Coventry or from Writing Knights Press.

Cover of Hessler Street Fair Anthology

Monday, May 15, 2017

Two Writers at Macs Backs Saturday at 5:00

Larry Smith (The Thick of Thin: Memoirs of a Working-Class Writer) and Patrick Lawrence O'Keeffe (Cold Air Return: A Novel) will share their new books at Macs Backs this Saturday at 5:00
Both books have received Recommended ratings and fine reviews from US Review of Books.
Smith is the editor of Bottom Dog Press, and this is O'Keeffe's first novel. Both are set in working-class worlds. Please join us in this sharing event.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Erin O'Brien lists Cleveland's ten oddest oddities

She listed them originally for the Republican convention (remember the Republican convention?) last year, but the oddities are still odd. Now that spring is here, check out Erin O'Brien's

What are your favorite Cleveland oddities?


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