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December 12th’s featured poets are Dianne Borsenik and Mary Turzillo

Dianne Borsenik, a former flowerchild and current redhead, is active in the Cleveland poetry scene.  Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including Slipstream, Rosebud, Ship of Fools, Nerve Cowboy, The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry, Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, the Voices of Cleveland anthology, Vending Machine: Poetry For Change, and the 2009 Crisis Chronicles Press chapbook HardDrive/SoftWear.  Actor Jonathan Frid, who played Barnabas on television’s Dark Shadows, used three of her poems on tour in “Genesis of Evil.”  She co-produces and co-emcees the popular monthly Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza the third Wednesday of each month at Bela Dubby in Lakewood.

After a career as a professor of English at Kent State University, Dr. Mary A. Turzillo is now a full-time writer. In 2000, her story “Mars Is No Place for Children” won SFWA’s Nebula award for best novelette. Her novel An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl was serialized in Analog in July-Nov 2004. Mary’s Pushcart-nominated collection of poetry, Your Cat & Other Space Aliens, appeared from VanZeno Press in 2007. Her collaborative book of poetry/art, Dragon Soup, written with Marge Simon, appeared from VanZeno in 2008. For more about Mary Turzillo, please see http://www.dm.net/~turzillo/.

PoetryElyria happens every Sunday afternoon from one to three at

Jim’s Coffeehouse & Diner
2 Kerstetter Way (old Lake Avenue)
Elyria, Ohio 44035

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Upcoming featured poets include:

December 19th: Steven Smith & Courtenay Roberts
December 26th: Clarissa Jakobsons & Cameron Conaway
January 2nd 2011: Shelley Chernin and Anne McMillen
January 9th: Andrew Rihn and Christina Brooks
January 16th: Wendy Shaffer and a very special guest
January 23rd: to be announced as soon as I have confirmation
January 30th: Bonné de Blas and Geoffrey Landis
February 2nd through 8th: Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest (150 straight hours of poetry)