Dunya Mikhail / September 23, 2020

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Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi-American whose five books of poems address themes of war, exile, and loss. She has received Guggenheim and Kresge fellowships, the Arab American Book Award, and the U.N. Human Rights Award. She currently teaches Arabic language and literature at Oakland University. Her reading will be bilingual.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email the day of the event.

The reading will be followed by an open mic.
Participants are invited to read a poem of their own or a favorite.

Donovan Hohn & Natalie Bakopoulos / October 28, 2020

DonovanHohnDonovan Hohn is the author of Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for two major awards. His essays appear in Harper’sLapham’s Quarterly, and Best Creative Nonfiction. He will read from The Inner Coast: Essays, published last June.

NatalieBakopoulosNatalie Bakopoulos is the author of two novels: The Green Shore and the recently published Scorpionfish. Her work has appeared in Granta, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and O. Henry Prize Stories. She’s an assistant professor at Wayne State University and faculty member of the summer program, Writing Workshops in Greece.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email the day of the event.

The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are invited to read a poem of their own or a favorite.

Bonnie Jo Campbell / December 2, 2020

BonnieJoCampbellBonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the bestselling novel, Once Upon a River, and the story collection American Salvage—a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent story collection is entitled Mothers, Tell Your Daughters. She has received a Pushcart Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email the day of the event.

The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are welcome to to read a poem of their own or a favorite.

Esperanza Cintrón / July 22, 2020

July 22 – Esperanza Cintrón is author of three books of poetry: Visions of a Post-Apocalyptic Sunrise, the Naomi Long Madgett Award-winning What Keeps Me Sane, and Chocolate City Latina. Her interconnected stories of Shades, Detroit Love Stories, was published by WSU Press. She has recent work in Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets.

This event will be held online via Zoom. Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link. Link will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Featured reader is followed my open mic.

Arnold Johnston / June 24, 2020

ArnieJohnsonArnold Johnston, former chair of English at WMU, writes poems, fiction, plays and translations that have been widely published and awarded prizes. He performs many stage roles and solo concerts. The Chicago Tribune named his production of Jacques Brel’s songs one of 30 “must-see” shows for summer 2017. He has a newly published poetry collection and novel.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email the day before the event.

The featured reader will be followed by an open mic. Particpants are invited to read a poem of their own or a favorite.

Richard Tillinghast – May 27, 2020

Online Poetry Reading via ZOOM

Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series
For the
The Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room
May 27, 2020
Richard Tillinghast

Tillinghast2Richard Tillinghast has published twelve books of poetry and five of creative nonfiction. His most recent publication is Journeys into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places. He has taught at Harvard, U. of Michigan, U. Cal Berkeley, and Sewanee. Retired, he’s lived in Ireland and now Hawaii, spending summers in Tennessee.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.

114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor http://crazywisdom.net 734-665-2757

Featured readers are followed by Open Mic reading. • FREE • All writers welcome. Read your own or other favorite poetry. • See our webpage and blog at https://cwcircle.poetry.blog/ and on Facebook.

Donovan Hohn – April 22, 2020

April 22 – Donovan Hohn will read on Earth Day. He’s author of Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for two major awards. His essays appear in Harper’s, Lapham’s Quarterly, and Best Creative Nonfiction. His The Inner Coast: Essays, is forthcoming.

Featured reader is followed by an open mic. All events take place in the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room from 7-8:30 pm.

Bradley K. Meyer & Paul Bernstein – February 26, 2020

February 26 – Bradley K. Meyer is a poet and photographer working from Dayton, OH. His poems and prose poems have appeared in decomP, DASH, Toad, Superstition Review, Rust+Moth, and Black Heart Magazine. He is author of the chapbook, Hotel Room, and edits Pouch Magazine, which lives at pouchmag.com. The Opossum is his favorite animal.

Paul Bernstein is a self-taught poet who publishes regularly in journals and anthologies. His book-length collection What the Owls Know was published by Kelsay Books in August 2019. Recent work has appeared in Third Wednesday, Down in the Dirt, Muddy River Poetry Review, and U.S. 1 Worksheets.

Featured reader is followed by an open mic. All events take place in the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room from 7-8:30 pm.


Chris & George Tysh – December 4, 2019

7-8:45 p.m.: Featured Readers followed by an open mic. All writers are welcome to share their own or other favorite poetry. 

FEATURED: Chirs and George Tysh

Chris Tysh is author of several plays and collections of poetry. Her latest proj

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ect, Hotel des Archives, features verse “transcreations” from the novels of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Marguerite Duras, published by Station Hill Press. She holds fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation.

GeorgeTyshGeorge Tysh has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation. His 11 books of poetry include The Slip (2015) and The Imperfect (2010), with a new collection, Twisted Flesh, forthcoming in 2020. He teaches film studies and poetics at College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

All events take place from 7 to 8:45 P.M. in the Tea Room at
The Crazy Wisdom Bookstore 
114 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48014

Khaled Mattawa – January 22, 2020

January 22 – Khaled Mattawa has published five books of poems, translated several books of poetry, and edited anthologies of Arab American writing. His Mare Nostrum recently appeared from the Quarternote Chapbook Series of Sarabande Books. He received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2014. He teaches creative writing at U-M and edits Michigan Quarterly Review.

Featured reader is followed by an open mic. All events take place in the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room from 7-8:30 pm.