I’m looking forward to hosting fine featured poets Lou Suarez & Claire McMahon during PoetryElyria on Sunday 12/5 from 1 to 3 pm at Jim’s Coffeehouse & Diner, 2 Kerstetter Way in Elyria, Ohio.
This event includes an open mic for anyone who wishes to share and will
be immediately followed by live music featuring Hatfield & the Real McCoys to help kick off Main Street Elyria‘s Festival of Lights in Ely Square.  Here’s a poster Main Street Elyria posted on their Facebook page, followed by stock bios that don’t do our featured poets justice.

Lou Suarez is the author of two book-length collections of poetry,
Traveler (2010) and Ask (2004), both published by Mid-List Press
(Minneapolis), and three poetry chapbooks, Losses of Moment, The Grape
and On U. S. 6 to Providence. He is professor emeritus at Lorain
County Community College and lives in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, with his
wife Debby. For more about Lou, see http://www.midlist.org/showauthor.cfm?authnum=42

has an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University
(Boulder, Colorado) and a Ph.D. in 20th Cent. American & British
Poetry from Kent State University. She is co-editor of MoonLit poetry
journal (Drag City Press, Chicago) and the author of a book of poems
entitled, Emergency Contact (Van Zeno Press, Cleveland). She has taught
English writing courses locally at Lake Erie College, Baldwin-Wallace
College, Cuyahoga Community College, and Chancellor University.
Currently, Claire is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Bowling Green
University’s Firelands campus. For more Claire, see http://www.vanzenopress.com/author_mcmahon.htm