A community of poets – foto Smith
Enjoy poetry read by regional poets, Dianne Borsenik, Bonné de Blas, John Burroughs, Kathy Ireland Smith, and Steven B. Smith. Hosted by Barry Zucker.
Poetry in the Woods
Tuesday September 11, 2012
7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Bertram Woods Branch Shaker Heights Library
20600 Fayette Road, Shaker Heights, OH
Dianne Borsenik, former flower child and current redhead, is active in the Cleveland poetry scene, and has performed her poetry throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. She is co-producer of the Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza, and is founder/chief editor of NightBallet Press.
Bonné de Blas, book artist and poet, is the associate editor and book arts editor for Kattywompus Press and is a member of the Cleveland and Columbus Pudding House Salons. A co-founder and former director of Arts Books Cleveland, her artists’ books are in the Special Collections of the Cleveland Public Library and galleries in France and Mexico. A transplant from Phoenix, Arizona, she received her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and did graduate work in creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
John Burroughs, also known as Jesus Crisis, is the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press and the author of seven poetry chapbooks. Between 1996 and 2002, twelve of John`s musical stage plays, commissioned by the state of Ohio, were performed as community service by inmates at Marion Correctional Institution. He later co-founded the Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and and is currently writing a book about his experiences in and out of the justice system. Discover more at www.crisischronicles.com.
Kathy Ireland Smith, a.k.a. Lady K, is a poet, publisher, artist and surreal photographer from northeast Ohio. She and her husband Smith recently spent 31 months living in 10 countries on 3 continents, and you can follow their continuing adventures at WalkingThinIce.com. Kathy is also founder and editor of The City Poetry, an art and poetry zine based in Cleveland. She has a brand new chapbook Firecracker Mandalas from Dianne Borsenik’s NightBallet Press.
Steven B. Smith has been a poet 49 years, an artist 48 years, publisher of the Artcrimes art/poetry journal 27 years, editor of AgentOfChaos.com 11 years, and blogger 7 years. He and his wife, Lady K, just published *Stations of the Lost & Found,* a memoir of Smith`s first 60 years of life and crimes.
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