Thursday, February 25, 2021

What's Up with Ray McNiece?

Jordan Davis, for CoolCleveland, catches up with Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Ray McNiece "as he reflects on his travels, current projects and passing the torch to future poets of all ages...." 

And check out Ray's online poetry workshops. More details at

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Virtual Valentine's Day reading

 Laurie Kincer writes:

Dear poets,


Here’s a special gift for you on Valentine’s Day: Honey Bell-Bey, Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate, is the featured reader at tomorrow’s Second Sunday Poets. A spoken word poet, Ms. Bell-Bey has been in the news frequently over the years as the founder and director of The Distinguished Gentlemen, a poetry recitation and performance group for young men ages 12-21.


Register here to receive a Zoom link at 2 p.m. for the 3 p.m. eventSecond Sunday Poets - Cuyahoga County Public Library (


Bring one or two of your own poems to read during the open mic, with the suggested theme of love (keeping it PG-rated). You’re also welcome just to tune in to listen.


Stay well and warm,



Laurie Kincer

Writing Specialist


Cuyahoga County Public Library

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

William N. Skirball Writers' Center

1876 South Green Road / South Euclid, OH 44121     

216.382.4880 / 216.382.4584


Cuyahoga County Public Library

Administrative Offices                                               

2111 Snow Road / Parma, OH 44134     

216.749.9309 / 216.485.9851

Photo credit: Adrian Hood


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