Category Archives: Poetry Events

Teaching Poetry in Summer Camp & How to Make a Chapbook

In less than a month, I will travel with six other individuals to a small town in northern Israel called Deir Al Asad to teach for two weeks in a summer camp for 60 junior high school aged children. Deir … Continue reading

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A Poetry Reading for Dos Madres Press

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A Wellspring of Poetry Happenings

Ohio Poetry Association Anthology Launch Party On April 16, at Bexley Library in Bexley, on the eastern edge of Columbus, the Ohio Poetry Association held the launch party and reading for its first anthology, Everything Stops and Listens, edited by … Continue reading

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Borderlands Reading

In mid-March, I was invited by Mark Sebastian Jordan, curator of the newly created monthly poetry event, Borderlands, at Main Street Books in Mansfield, Ohio, to read poetry along with Columbus poet, Andy Roberts.  The event and the venue were … Continue reading

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Five Lessons from Ohio Poets

Sometimes, “sitting alone in a room and wrenching it out of yourself” as Jon Winokur wrote in the introduction to his book, Advice to Writers, is not enough. So, I jumped at the opportunity to go to the free—did I … Continue reading

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Poetry-Speak — The Re-Launch of Poet’s Quarterly

My essay, The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry, in which I discusses the language used to describe poetry, is available in the most recent issue of Poet’s Quarterly.  Poet’s Quarterly is an online journal that publishes reviews, interviews and essays. … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Poetry Series, April 14, 2012

Each year, during April, Santa Barbara Poetry Series organizer, poet,  Carol DeCanio invites poets with a first book to read at a reading event that takes place in the captivating Contemporary Arts Forum in the Paseo Nuevo Mall, a downtown center … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Read Poetry Aloud

For several weeks during the fifth grade our teacher read aloud to us from The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. She read right after lunch, so I would rush from home back to school after eating to get settled in … Continue reading

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Reading the Complete Works of Shakespeare—Shakespeare for Life

A few weeks ago, I happened to read about this event in the Dayton Daily News and thought it was wonderful! Dayton based theater company, Free Shakespeare, is sponsoring a reading of the complete works of William Shakespeare at an event called Shakespeare … Continue reading

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