PoetryElyria returns May 12th at 7 p.m., hosted by Scott M Duncan Photography at 120 Middle Avenue — right on Ely Square — in downtown Elyria, Ohio.  Feel free to bring munchies and/or refreshments.  Read a poem of two at our open mic.  Then hear featured readings by two of Lorain County’s most engaging poets: Eric Anderson and Abigail Carney.

Eric Anderson lives with his family in Elyria, Ohio. His poems and
fiction have appeared in The Sun, Prairie Schooner, Whiskey Island and
many other publications. A chapbook of his poetry, Confederate
, was published in 2002 by Lorain County Community College and
his novella Isn’t That Just Like You? (winner of the inaugural Ruthanne
Wiley Memorial Novella Contest) was published by Cleveland State
University Press in 2007. In 2010, Eric won The Lit: Cleveland’s
Literary Center’s Lantern Award for best poem.

Abigail Carney is
eighteen years old and lives in Grafton, Ohio. This fall she happened
upon the Cleveland poetry scene and has been writing, performing, and
listening to poems with enthusiasm ever since. She is a member of the
2011 Rustbelt Cleveland Regional Slam Team and the 2011 Cleveland SlamU
Brave New Voices Team. Her work has appeared in a Dragon Inc. chapbook
and the Kenyon Young Writer’s publication. She has written and directed
two plays at Midview High School. In the fall Abigail will attend Yale

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