U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin and me — photo by Dianne Borsenik

Through yesterday, I attended eight poetry events in nine days.  I took photos at most.  Here are links to my albums on Facebook:

11/6/2010 — Cascade of Authors feat. Lou Suarez and others at the Elyria Public Library in Elyria.
11/6/2010 — An Evening with W.S. Merwin at Kenyon College in Gambier.
11/7/2010 — PoetryElyria 1 feat. Eric Anderson & Stacie Leatherman at Jim’s Coffeehouse in Elyria.
11/8/2010 — Poetry Forum feat. Dianne Borsenik at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus.
11/11/2010 — Brunswick ArtWorks feat. Christine Howey at Kelly’s Cafe in Brunswick.
11/13/2010 — Pudding House Salon at the Coventry Village Library in Cleveland Heights [no photos].
11/13/2010 — He Speaks featuring AKeem Jamal Rollins at Visible Voice Books in Cleveland.
11/14/2010 — PoetryElyria 2 feat. J.E. Stanley and dan smith at Jim’s Coffeehouse in Elyria.

Though I’m somewhat relieved that another poetry event I was looking forward to attending tonight has been canceled (everybody needs a break sometime), I’m looking forward to at least four more events in the coming week:

Wed. 11/17/2010 at 7 p.m. — Dianne Borsenik and I will host the Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza featuring Major Ragain, Christopher Franke, and Blaire Bommer at Bela Dubby Art Gallery & Beer Cafe, 13321 Madison Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio.  We’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for the Music for Meals Food Drive.

Sat. 11/20/2010 at 6:30 p.m. — I’ll attend Saturday Night with the Poet’s Haven featuring Steve Brightman and Eric Odum at Angel Falls Coffee, 792 W. Market Street in Akron, Ohio, to further support Music for Meals and pick up my copy of the related anthology Vending Machine: Poetry for Change.

Sun. 11/21/2010 at 1 p.m. — I will host PoetryElyria featuring Sammy Greenspan and Trenchcoat Manifesto at Jim’s Coffehouse & Diner, 2 Kerstetter Way in Elyria, Ohio.

Mon. 11/22/2010 at 8 p.m. — Dianne Borsenik and I will be featured performers during The Writers Lounge hosted by LS Royal at Dreamers Bar and Grill, 1409 Brookpark Road in Parma, Ohio.

That’ll make twelve poetry events in seventeen days — and that’s with me missing a couple dozen more around town during the same period.  Nothing like northern Ohio poetry….  And I still can’t get the recent election out of my head.

Peace, love and all of the above,
John

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