Poets of Lorain County present PoetryElyria, a new Sunday afternoon wordfest at Jim’s Coffeehouse and Diner.  Each session will begin promptly at 1 p.m. with an open mic emceed by Elyria poet J. B. Burroughs and conclude with featured readings/performances from some of the brightest poetic talents in Ohio and beyond.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/elyriapoetry.

Featured poets for November 7th 2010

Eric Anderson                        Stacie Leatherman

Eric Anderson lives with his family in Elyria, Ohio. His “A Couple of Scars on My Back” recently earned a Lantern Award for best poem. His Confederate Season won the 2002 Lorain County Community College chapbook competition. And his novella, Isn’t That Just Like You? (published by Cleveland State University Press) won the inaugural Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest in 2007.

Stacie Leatherman‘s first collection of poems, Stranger Air, will be published by Mayapple Press in early 2011. Work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in New American Writing, Indiana Review, Barrow Street, Diagram and Crazyhorse, among others. She has an MFA in Poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.