I love poetry readings. They are a place to come together as a community of writers, readers, and book lovers to celebrate the power of language and story telling. In a few weeks, I hope you will join me to celebrate poetry and listen to two truly fantastic writers read their work. On July 19th 2017, from 7-8:30pm, Danny Caine and Philip Metres will be inspiring listeners with the power of their poems at Mac’s Backs-Books, an independent bookstore in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I am so excited for this event. I have had the absolute pleasure of working with both Danny and Philip, and can attest that not only are they passionate and driven poets, they are also incredibly kind people. They also have ties to the College of Wooster and Artful Dodge! Danny Caine graduated from the College of Wooster in 2008, where Artful Dodge editor-in-chief Daniel Bourne advised his Independent Study thesis. Philip Metres is a professor at John Carroll University and an accomplished poet who has been published in Artful Dodge several times.
If you are in the Cleveland area, I sincerely hope you will join me for what is sure to be a night of incredible poetry. For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
–Megan Murphy, Assistant Editor