Friday, March 18, 2011

Ohio Poets Spring into National Poetry Month

Co-sponsors the Ohio Poetry Association and the Antioch Writers Workshop will usher in National Poetry Month with a reading by Ohio poets on Saturday, March 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest. Readings by featured poets Jamey Dunham, Connie Willett Everett, T.M. Göttl and Herbert Woodward Martin will be followed by an opportunity for poets to meet and share their work with the public. "We're delighted to not only bring these masterful poets to the stage, but delighted as well to encourage poets to bring several poems to read for up to five minutes during the open microphone reading," said Sharon Short, Director of AWW.

Prose poet Jamey Dunham of Cincinnati is an Assistant Professor of English at Sinclair Community College, where he edits the journal “Flights.” His poems have appeared in “Sentence,” “Fence” and “Boston Review” among other journals. His poem “An American Story” was included in the anthology “Great American Prose Poems: Poe to the Present.”

Columbus poet Connie Willett Everett is senior editor for Pudding House Publications, and she co-coordinates the Poetry Forum at Rumba Cafe in Columbus, Ohio. She received degrees from Ohio University and Bowling Green State University, including a MFA in creative writing. Everett served as fiction editor for “Heartlands Magazine” for 15 years, and she has presented several workshops in her community.

T.M. Göttl of Brunswick is Vice President of the Ohio Poetry Association and a member of the Buffalo ZEF Creative Community. Her work is online, in publications such as “Pudding Magazine” and “Verse Wisconsin” and has been heard on 91.3 WAPS Akron and 89.7 WOSU Columbus. She is the author of the full-length collection “Stretching the Window” and the chapbook “Angels and Copper.”

Herbert Woodward Martin of Dayton is an acclaimed poet, professor, and Paul Laurence Dunbar interpreter. His four books of poetry include “The Forms of Silence.” He has also written an opera, “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground.”

The event will take place Saturday, March 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Antioch University Midwest auditorium, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio. AWW’s Sharon Short will introduce the reading emceed by OPA’s Mark Sebastian Jordan. For more information, visit or

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