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Great Lakes, Great Poets: Poets Laureate Read

2019-10-02 19:00:00 2019-10-02 20:30:00 America/New_York Great Lakes, Great Poets: Poets Laureate Read Meet three Cleveland Heights poets -- Gail Bellamy, Meredith Holmes and Christine Howey -- whose work appears in a poetry collection of Great Lakes poets laureate on social justice. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Wednesday, October 02
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-02 19:00:00 2019-10-02 20:30:00 America/New_York Great Lakes, Great Poets: Poets Laureate Read Meet three Cleveland Heights poets -- Gail Bellamy, Meredith Holmes and Christine Howey -- whose work appears in a poetry collection of Great Lakes poets laureate on social justice. South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch

Meeting Room 162 (20)

Meet three Cleveland Heights poets -- Gail Bellamy, Meredith Holmes and Christine Howey -- whose work appears in a poetry collection of Great Lakes poets laureate on social justice.

Join us for a reading and Q&A with three local poets laureate whose works were featured in the recent anthology, Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (Michigan State University Press, 2019).

Undocumented showcases national, state, and city poets laureate from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It includes poems by nationally known poets, such as Rita Dove and Donald Hall, as well as work by five northeast Ohio poets who have served as poet laureate of Cleveland Heights.

Tonight's readers:

Gail Bellamy was named Cleveland Heights’ Poet Laureate for 2009-2010, and received a 2010 Creative Workforce Fellowship in Poetry, funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Among her seven published books are two poetry collections, Victual Reality and Traveler’s Salad. For seven years Gail served as board president of the Poets’ and Writers’ League of Greater Cleveland/The Literary Center and was co-editor of Ohio Writer magazine. Her work has appeared in more than 100 publications.

A native of South Jersey, Meredith Holmes was the first Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights (2005-2006) and served a second term from 2015-2016. In the 1970s, Meredith was part of “Big Mama,” a feminist poetry theater group that performed nationally and published two collections of poetry. A freelance writer, she is a founding member of Literary Cleveland and participates in two long-running poetry workshops. Two collections of her poems have been published by Pond Road Press: Shubad’s Crown and Familiar at First, Then Strange. Her poems have been published in several journals and anthologies.

Christine Howey is the Executive Director of Literary Cleveland, a nonprofit organization focused on serving writers and readers in Northeast Ohio. In recent years, she has been an actor, director, theater critic and performance poet. She was the Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights for 2016-2018. Her one-person stage play of poetry about her transgender journey, Exact Change, was turned into a feature film. Christine has had four books of poetry published. She is also a slam poet and competed in the National Poetry Slams, in 2013 and 2017, as a member of the four-person Cleveland team. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

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