Poetry in the Woods
Wednesday March 26, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bertram Woods Branch
Enjoy poetry read by Christine Howey, Martin Kohn, and Terry provost.
Christine Howey is a playwright, actor, theater critic and performance poet. Her one-person show, Making Faces, was produced in New York City and Cleveland in 1999 and 2000. Christine performed in her current one-person show, Exact Change, when it had its world premiere in January at Cleveland Public Theatre. She has been named Best Critic in Ohio by both The Press Club of Cleveland and the Society for Professional Journalists. She was part of the four-person Northeast Ohio team that competed in the 2013 National Poetry Slam tournament in Boston.
Martin Kohn directs the Program in Medical Humanities at the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Spiritual Care, Cleveland Clinic, and is Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He co-founded the Center for Literature and Medicine with Carol Donley, of Hiram College, and served as a founding editor of the Literature and Medicine series of Kent State University Press. His poetry has appeared in both print and electronic journals, including Exquisite Corpse, Ad Libitum/Annals of Internal Medicine, and ZEEK: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture.
Terry Provost is originally from Troy, New York. He graduated with a BS in physics, from St. Bonaventure University, an MS in medical physics from the University of Colorado, and an MS in Mathematics from Cleveland State University. He has been writing poetry for over 15 years performing it from Seattle to Providence.
He has published two books of poetry, Compassionate Imperialism (Deep Cleveland), and An Uncountable Infinity of Orgasms (Nightballet). He is an adjunct professor of mathematics at Cuyahoga Community College. His poetry is inordinately concerned with what makes meaning meaningful; justice just; creativity creative; music museful, and importance important. A broad sample of his work can be found at the blog Chomsky in Chains.