Tuesday, March 26, 2024

A Gathering of Laurels II - April 6th in South Euclid

A Gathering of Laurels II

Ohio Poets Laureate read from their work for National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 06, 2024 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Join us as Poets Laureate from around Ohio share their work. Doc Janning, the Inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of South Euclid, will emcee the event. Books will be available for sale and signing, and we'll celebrate with light refreshments.

Featured poets:

John Burroughs, Beat Poet Laureate Emeritus of Ohio and the U.S.

Sandra Feen, Beat Poet Laureate of Ohio

Doc Janning, Inaugural Poet Laureate of South Euclid and Third Poet Laureate of Cuyahoga County

Jeremy Jusek, Poet Laureate of Parma

Jonie McIntire, Poet Laureate of Lucas County

Ray McNiece, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Cleveland Heights

Dr. Mary Weems, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Cleveland Heights


1876 S. Green Road
Writers Center Conference Room
South Euclid, Ohio 44121

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Poets John Dorsey & Ken Gierke to appear March 22nd at Mac's Backs

Friday, March 22, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Poets John Dorsey, author of Pocatello Wildflower and Ken Gierke, author of Glass Awash will read at Mac's on Friday, March 22nd at 7 pm.

John Dorsey is the former Poet Laureate of Belle, MO and the author of several collections of poetry, including Which Way to the River: Selected Poems 2016-2020 (OAC Books, 2020), Sundown at the Redneck Carnival, (Spartan Press, 2022, and Pocatello Wildflower, (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2023). 

Ken Gierke is a retired truck driver, transplanted to Missouri from Western New York. In spite of muddy water and a dearth of maples, after only ten years he is coming to think of Missouri as home. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming both in print and online in such places as Ekphrastic Review, Amethyst Review, Silver Birch Press, and The Gasconade Review. His first collection of poetry, Glass Awash, has been published by Spartan Press.

Mac's Backs Books on Coventry
1820 Coventry Road
Cleveland, Heights, Ohio


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Ohio Center for the Book

From our friends at Ohio Center for the Book:

Celebrate National Poetry Month With Us

This April, celebrate National Poetry Month with the Ohio Center for the Book as four acclaimed Ohio poets representing Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton visit us at Cleveland Public Library for two weekend poetry readings. These events are free and open to the public.Sat., April 20: Lindsay Turner and Noah FalckSat., April 27: Stephanie Ginese and Taylor ByasFor location information, check out our host library's Calendar of Events.
Get Details on our National Poetry Month Events At Our Website


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