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Showing posts from January, 2011

Upcoming Sips Coffee House Night

A Celebration of Poetry and Music Tuesday, January 25 th , 2011 From 6:30-9pm The Fourth Tuesday of Every Month 101 S. Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050 Featured Poets Louise Robertson lives in central Ohio with her two freakishly charming children. Widely published in small press journals, Robertson graduated from Oberlin College and earned an MFA from George Mason University. A winner of the Mary Roberts Rinehart award for a poetry manuscript, she has won the Columbus Arts Festival poetry competition twice and performs in poetry slams locally and regionally. She has been instrumental in bringing national poetry events to central Ohio for several years. Paula J. Lambert was born and raised in small-town New England, worked through her life as a sign painter, ice cream maker, carnie, obit writer, tutor and English professor.   She has now settled quite happily in the Midwest with her “geeky” partner, William Michael Perkins.   Trying out life as a full time writer, she seeks represe

Panel Discussion: Billy Collins and His Poetry

Wednesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Mansion, 165 North Parkview Avenue, Bexley, Ohio Join these poets and scholars as they discuss the life and work of 2011 Bexley Community Book Club Selected Author Billy Collins. A former US Poet Laureate, Collins is prolific, publishing eight collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, Nine Horses, The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, and Ballistics. Panelists will examine various aspects of Billy Collins, so that the audience can walk away with a better understanding of his work as a whole. Those who are interested in poetry, in literary works in general, or in the work of Billy Collins are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 614.338.2093 or visit Andrew Hudgins (moderator) has published seven boo