Sarah Marcus

Poetry in the Woods: 7 PM Monday, November 16, 2015 at Bertram Woods Branch

Dave Lucas Dave Lucas was born and raised in Cleveland. He is the author of Weather (Georgia, 2011), which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. The same year, Rita Dove named him as one of thirteen “young poets to watch.” He is a co-founder of Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery, and he teaches at Case Western Reserve University.



Sarah Marcus 2Sarah Marcus is the author of BACKCOUNTRY (2013, Finishing Line Press) and Every Bird, To You (2013, Crisis Chronicles Press). Her other work can be found at NPR’s Prosody, The Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, Cimarron Review, and Marie Claire, among others. She is an editor at Gazing Grain Press, a spirited VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Coordinator, and the Series Editor for As Is Ought To Be’s High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race.


phil metres 2Philip Metres is the author of a number of books, including Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015), A Concordance of Leaves (2013), To See the Earth (2008), and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 (2007). His work has garnered two NEA fellowships, five Ohio Arts Council Grants, the George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters, the Beatrice Hawley Award, two Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Creative Workforce Fellowship, the Cleveland Arts Prize and the PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant. He is professor of English at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

Poetry in the Woods: 7 pm Wednesday, November 12 at Woods Branch

Enjoy original poetry read by regional poets Mary Biddinger, Christine Howey, and Sarah Marcus.

biddingerMary Biddinger is a poet, editor, and Professor and Assistant Chair of the English Department at the University of Akron, where she is on the faculty of the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.


howeyChristine Howey has been a theater critic for 15 years and currently reviews plays for Cleveland Scene and her blog, Rave and Pan. She also has written numerous theater reviews and related articles for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Free Times, and City Pages in Minneapolis, MN.


marcusSarah Marcus is the author of Backcountry (2013, Finishing Line Press) holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University, and currently teaches and writes in Cleveland.

No reservations are required for this poetry performance.