Linda Sienkiewicz and Hiram Larew – February 22, 2023

LindaKSienkiewiczLinda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of an award-winning novel, In the Context of Love, a children’s picture book, and five poetry chapbooks—the latest being Sleepwalker. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and The McGuffin.  She holds an MFA from The University of Southern Maine. LindaKSienkiewicz.com.

HiramLarewHiram Larew is an accomplished food scientist whose poems find in twigs, leaves, seeds, and the night sky surprising wisdom and cause for gratitude. His poems have appeared in Rhino, Ars Poetica, Innisfree, and six collections including the forthcoming Patchy Way from CyberWit Press. www.HiramLarewPoetry.com and www.PoetryXHunger.com.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email on the day of the event.
The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are welcome to read a poem of their own or a favorite.
Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin

Linda Nemec Foster – March 22, 2023

LindaNemecFosterMarch 22 – Linda Nemec Foster is author of twelve poetry collections including The Blue Divide and The Lake Michigan Mermaid (a Michigan Notable Book). Bone Country is her forthcoming collection of prose poems and flash fiction. Linda was the first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids and founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM, Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email on the day of the event.
The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are welcome to  read a poem of their own or a favorite.
Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin

Dan Bellm – April 26, 2023

DanBellmApril 26 – Dan Bellm (Berkeley, CA) has published five books of poems, including Counting (2023), Deep Well (2017), and Practice (2008). His recent translations include Central American Book of the Dead, by Balam Rodrigo (2023), Speaking in Song, by Pura López Colomé (2017), and The Song of the Dead, by Pierre Reverdy (2016)

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM, Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com for Zoom link.
The link will be sent via email on the day of the event.
The reading will be followed by an open mic. Participants are welcome to read a poem of their own or a favorite.
Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin

Richard Terrill

RichardTerrell2November 30 – Richard Terrill’s seven books of poetry and prose take on subjects ranging from his work as a jazz saxophonist, to teaching English in a remote Chinese city, to imagined conversations with the past. His new book of essays, Essentially, seeks the “essential” in trout fishing, hearing loss, classic American movies, and much more. www.richardterrill.com.
See the recorded reading on The Poetry Circle’s YouTube Channel.

Patricia Barnes

Pat Barnes
Pat Barnes

November 30 – Patricia Barnes writes, makes art, and watches the Detroit River from her home in Wyandotte. She has won numerous prizes in ten poetry contests and her work has appeared in Peninsula PoetsThe MacGuffinThird Wednesday, and Water Music: The Great Lake State Poetry Anthology. Her latest book of poems is Cup of Home.

See Pat’s reading on our Crazy Wisdom YouTube Channel.

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November 30, 2022 – Richard Terrill and Patricia Barnes

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link.
The link will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Featured reader is followed by open mic.

RichardTerrell2November 30 – Richard Terrill’s seven books of poetry and prose take on subjects ranging from his work as a jazz saxophonist, to teaching English in a remote Chinese city, to imagined conversations with the past. His new book of essays, Essentially, seeks the “essential” in trout fishing, hearing loss, classic American movies, and much more. www.richardterrill.com. 

PatBarnesNovember 30 – Patricia Barnes writes, makes art, and watches the Detroit River from her home in Wyandotte. She has won numerous prizes in ten poetry contests and her work has appeared in Peninsula PoetsThe MacGuffinThird Wednesday, and Water Music: The Great Lake State Poetry Anthology. Her latest book of poems is Cup of Home.

October 26, 2022 – M. Bartley Seigel

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link.
The link will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Featured reader is followed by open mic.

MBartleySeigleOctober 26 – M. Bartley Seigel, Poet Laureate Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, lives in Ojibwe homelands and Treaty of 1842 territory on the shores of Lake Superior. His poems appear in Poetry Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, and his book—This Is What They Say. He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

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September 28, 2002 – Charles Harper Webb

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link.
The link will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Featured reader is followed by open mic.

CharlesHarperWebbSeptember 28 – Charles Harper Webb has a new novel (Ursula Lake), twelve poetry collections (the latest being Sidebend World), and collected essays titled A Million MFAs Are Not Enough. His “stand-up” West Coast poetry brings comedy, relevance, and vision to the literary scene. A qualified psychotherapist, he teaches Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach.

Missed it? Darn! Watch it on YouTube.

July 27, 2022 – Jim Daniels

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link.
The link will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Featured reader is followed by open mic.

JimDanielsJim Daniels’ most recent of thirty poetry collections is Gun/Shy. Other recent books include The Perp Walk (fiction) and RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music (2020), co-edited with M. L. Liebler. A native of Detroit, he lives in Pittsburgh and teaches in the Alma College low-residency MFA program.

Missed it?  Watch the video on YouTube.