Tuesday, February 20, 2024

2024 Cleveland Poetry Festival: April 12-14

From our friends at Literary Cleveland:

Cleveland Poetry Festival: April 12-14

We’re thrilled to announce that Cleveland Poetry Festival is back Friday-Sunday April 12-14 at Cleveland Museum of Art Community Art Center on West 25th.

This year, we're exploring an exciting new theme: the intersection of POETRY + ART, commemorating visual poetry, the interplay between image and text, the use of type in art, and the ways poetry and virtual art influence each other.

🖊️ Draft new poems in workshops on poetry & photos, ekphrastic writing, and comics

🗨️ Participate in dynamic panel discussions on looking, image & text, and artists/poets

📚 Browse the book and art fair with booksellers, journals, presses, and artists

🎤 Attend readings and join the open mic to share your work

Local presenters include Northeast Ohio poets and artists Mansa L. Bey, Ali Black, Donald Black, Danny Caine, Siaara Freeman, Carrie George, Stephanie Ginese, J.P. Hernandez, Kevin Latimer, Michael Lorderstedt, Philip Metres, Wendy Partridge, Alyssa Perry, and Zach Savich.

Visiting authors include Lauren Haldeman (poet, graphic artist, and Iowa Arts Fellow), Joyelle McSweeney (Guggenheim fellow and co-founder of Action Books), Diana Khoi Nguyen (author of Ghost Of which was a finalist for the National Book Award), and Cindy Juyoung Ok (author of Ward Toward, which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize).

Space is limited so don't miss out! Register here

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