Enjoy poetry read by regional poets, Daniel Gray-Kontar, creative writing instructor at the Cleveland School of the Arts; authors and poets, Sarah Marcus and RA Washington, and Marco Wilkinson, managing editor at Oberlin College Press, at 7 PM Wednesday, May 28 the Bertram Woods Branch.
Daniel Gray-Kontar is a poet, rapper, journalist, educator, and youth mentor. His music and social criticism have appeared in such magazines as The Source, The Village Voice, and Wax Poetics. He is also the former editor and publisher of the underground monthly magazine, Urban Dialect.Gray-Kontar is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley’s department of Language, Literacy, Society and Culture, and is the current creative writing instructor at the Cleveland School of the Arts.
Sarah Marcus is the author of BACKCOUNTRY (2013, Finishing Line Press) and Every Bird, To You (2013, Crisis Chronicles Press). Her other work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Cimarron Review, CALYX Journal, Spork, Nashville Review, Slipstream, Tidal Basin Review, and Cold Mountain Review. She is a guest blogger for So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art and a Count Coordinator for VIDA:Women in Literary Arts. She holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University and currently teaches and writes in Cleveland.
RA Washington is a writer living and working on Cleveland’s West side with his wife and historian Lyz Bly. He is the author of 24 books, most recently the novel, Run Along, The FIRE Says, and a collection of poems, Primer For The Vanguard Youth. He operates the bookstore/zine cooperative, GuideTo Kulchur in the Historic Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, and curates the electronic music label, CLEVELAND TAPES. You can find him ontwitter – @clevelandtapes.
Marco Wilkinson is the managing editor at Oberlin College Press and teaches in the sustainable agriculture program at Lorain County Community College. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Seneca Review, Terrain, and Taproot. He recently received his MFA from the Stonecoast program at University of Southern Maine.
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