Featured poets Sammy Greenspan and Kazim Ali — plus open mic — what’s not to like?  We’ve had a great run and I’ll be sad to see it end, but I’ll be very glad to see you there.  Check out our event page on Facebook.

Kazim Ali is is the author of two books of poetry, The Far Mosque (Alice
James Books), winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award,
and The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions, 2008).  He is also
the author of the novel Quinn’s Passage (blazeVox books), named one of
“The Best Books of 2005” by Chronogram magazine; The Disappearance of
Seth
(Etruscan Press, 2009); Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities
(Wesleyan University Press, 2009); Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art
and the Architecture of Silence
(University of Michigan Press, 2010),
and Fasting for Ramadan (Tupelo Press, 2011).

He is an assistant
professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College and teaches in the
low-residency MFA program of the University of Southern Maine. His work
has been featured in many national journals such as Best American Poetry
2007
, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Barrow Street, jubilat and
Massachusetts Review. He teaches at Oberlin College and the Stonecoast
MFA program and is a founding editor of Nightboat Books. Find him
online at http://kazimali.com.

Director
of the Pudding House Salon-Cleveland poetry workshop, Sammy Greenspan
edited the workshop’s recently published chapbook anthology, What I Knew
Before I Knew.
You may find her poems online in Del Sol Review and In
Posse Review
— and in various journals. Her chapbook Step Back from the
Closing Doors
(Pudding House, 2009) was a Pushcart nominee. Her Greatest
Hits
chapbook was also published by Pudding House. In 2010 Sammy
founded Kattywompus Press, where she took over the Poet’s Greatest Hits
line.

Visit the Avon Lake Public Library at http://alpl.org/
and http://www.facebook.com/avonlakepubliclibrary

Poets of Lorain County: http://www.facebook.com/loraincountypoets

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