Poetry in the Woods

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bertram Woods Branch
Dietz Community Room

Event Details

Enjoy poetry read by poets, Adam Gianelli, Nin Andrews and Christine Howey. Adam Giannelli, raised in Shaker Heights, is the author of Tremulous Hinge, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, (University of Iowa Press, 2017). His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. He is also the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Nin Andrews’s poems and stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, The Paris Review, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001, 2003, 2013), The Best American Erotic Poems from 1800, The Best American Prose Poems, No Boundaries, Sudden Stories: A Mammoth Anthology of Miniscule Fiction, The House of Your Dreams: An International Collection of Prose Poems, Seriously Funny, and Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence. The recipient of an individual artist grant from the Ohio Arts Council in 1997 and again in 2003, she is the author of six chapbooks and six full-length poetry collections. Her book, Why God Is a Woman, won the 2016 Ohioana award in poetry. Her next book, Miss August, will be published in the spring of 2017. The mother of two grown children, she lives in Poland, Ohio, with her husband, a physics professor and bass player, and their Boston terrier, Froda. Christine Howey is a performance poet, and was recently named Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, Ohio for 2016-2018. Her one-person show of poetry about her transgender journey, Exact Change, had its world premiere at Cleveland Public Theatre in January, 2014. Since then, it has been performed at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival, and at several other venues. A movie version of the play is due to be released in 2017. Her poems have appeared in Pudding Magazine, Star Line, Stethos (the Medical Humanities Journal of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine), and Muse, as well as in the anthologies What I Knew Before I Knew, Mercury Retrograde, While You Were Sleeping I Dreamt a Poem, Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal #4, and Open Earth. She has also published two books of poetry: If You Find Yourself Submerged in a Pond Under Ice and Thin Chance, or How to Get a Reputation as a Dick.
Event Type(s): Adult, Featured Program (P)