The weekend is here and in celebration, I’m going to put together as much Cleveland Poetry [and perhaps a bit of music] information as possible. Maybe you can catch something on the flip side.
From the Cleveland Scene:
Poetry/Open Mic Nights
Arabica Coffeehouse (Bedford)
Open Mic hosted by Dave Terry, 7pm every Thursday
Arabica Coffeehouse (Cleveland)
818 E. 185th
Open Mic, 8pm every Saturday
Arabica Coffeehouse (Cleveland Hts.)
Open Mic hosted by Charlie Mosbrooks, 8pm every Tuesday
Arabica Coffeehouse (University Circle)
Open Mic hosted by Steve2.net, every Wednesday
2785 Euclid Hts.
Open Mic hosted by Xela, 7:30pm every Monday
Open Poetry with Russ Vidrick, every 2nd Saturday 5pm-7pm
Many more can be found along the right hand side of this page. It would probably be best to call them first, since I don’t know the last time any of those were updated.
There is a Cleveland Poetry Meetup Group whose next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 8:00 PM.
The Cleveland Poetics Yahoo! Group seems to be the best bet in regard to up-to-the-minute inside information. Looks active!
The Cleveland State Poetry Center has tons of more academically toned poetry stuff going on.
Despite their terrible website poets’ and writers’ league of greater cleveland offers a ton of classes and workshops for aspiring writers of all kinds. Hey, when you’re busy writing, you don’t have time to pimp out a site.
The Lakewood Public Library has its own poetry stuff going on as well.
Now the exciting part! Cleveland poets!
it was like
accidentally interrupting your mother
while she chowed down on a human forearm
you never talk about it
fire engine red sunset
my heart burns out of control
life’s hills disappear
Will my ears grow long as Grandpa’s?
What makes us look like kin?
Tell me where’d I get long eyelashes
and where’d I get my chin?
This fragile sculpture
of feather and bone
is craft unraveling,
towards some heaven.
With all of this poetry stuff going on, I’m kind of bummed that I’ve only received one poem submission for my contest.
Who/What did I forget on this list?