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June 22, 2022 / Shutta Crum & Mike Maggio

June 22, 2022
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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Featured reader is followed my open mic.


ShuttaCrum Shutta Crum has poems published in Typehouse, 3rd Wednesday, Blue Unicorn, Acumen, and a chapbook, When You Get Here, which won a gold Royal Palm Literary Award. Her newest book is The Way to THE River. Of her many books for young readers, THUNDER-BOOMER! was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine and American Library Association as a notable book.


MikeMaggioMike Maggio, poet and fiction writer from DC Area, has had work published in Potomac Review, Pleiades, and L.A. Weekly. His newest of several books of poems is Let’s Call It Paradise. His recent novel is In the Valley of Granite and Steel, and Letters from Inside is a collection of his stories.

 

July 27, 2022 / Jim Daniels

July 27, 2022
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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Featured reader is followed my open mic.

JimDanielsJim Daniels’ most recent of 30 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.

May 25, 2022 / Miles David Moore

May 25, 2022
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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Featured reader is followed my open mic.

MilesDavidMooreMiles David Moore is film reviewer for the online arts magazine Scene4 and author of three books of poetry: The Bears of Paris, Rollercoaster, and the recent Man on Terrace with Wine. From 1994 to 2017 he organized and hosted the IOTA poetry reading series in Arlington, Va., where he lives.


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April 27, 2022 / Colby Cedar Smith

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


ColbyCedarSmithApril 27 – Colby Cedar Smith has poems published in Pleiades, Mid-American Review, and The Iowa Review. Her debut novel in verse, Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit, is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, an American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick, and a Cybils Award Nominee. She was awarded a New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

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March 23 / Margaret Rozga & Angie Trudell Vasquez

Wednesday, March 23, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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Featured reader is followed my open mic.

MargaretRogzaMargaret Rozga’s fifth book of poems is Holding My Selves Together: New and Selected Poems (2021). While Wisconsin Poet Laureate in 2019-2020, she co-edited Through This Door: Wisconsin in Poems with Angie Trudell Vasquez. Margaret is currently the inaugural artist/scholar at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at Waukesha Field Station. Website: margaretrozga.com

ATrudellVasquez
Angie Trudell Vasquez
is a Mexican-American writer, editor, publisher, and Poet Laureate of Madison, Wisconsin. She holds an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her books of poetry are In Light, Always Light (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and My People Redux (2022). She is a fellow of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writers Workshop.

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December 1, 2021 / Judith McCombs & Molly Spencer

A twin bill for our monthly reading on a special date (due to Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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Link will be emailed to you the day before the event.
Featured reader is followed my open mic.
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JudithMcCombsJudith McCombs grew up nomadic in a geodetic surveyor’s family. Her poems appear in Poetry, Shenandoah, Nimrod, and in five books including The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She has taught at Wayne State U. and in the Washington, D.C. area. She received awards from Michigan and Maryland State Arts Councils


MollySpencerMolly Spencer has recent poems published in Blackbird, Los Angeles Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is the author of the poetry collections If the House, winner of the Brittingham Prize, and Hinge, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan. 

 

February 23, 2022 / Ron Koertge

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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RonKoertgeRon Koertge began publishing poetry in the 1960’s and has published more than twenty books of poetry. His poems continue to appear in independent poetry journals. His recent books include Yellow Moving Van (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Olympusville (Red Hen Press, 2018), and Vampire Planet (Red Hen Press, 2016).

In 2018 a film based on Ron’s prose poem “Negative Space,” created by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Animated Short Film.

Ron was a faculty member for more than 35 years at Pasadena City College. He also taught in the MFA Writing for Children & Young Adults program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ron is the author of many celebrated novels for young adults, including Coaltown Jesus, Stoner & Spaz, and Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.

Ron and his wife live in Pasadena, California, in a house featured in Halloween, one of the most iconic horror films of all time.

Mr. Koertge’s author website can be found at: https://ronkoertge.com/

October 27, 2021 / Michael Zadoorian

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM 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.


MichaelZadoorianMichael Zadoorian has four published novels, The Narcissism of Small Differences, Beautiful Music, The Leisure Seeker and Second Hand, and a story collection, The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit. His fiction has appeared in NAR, Literary Review, and Witness. The Leisure Seeker was made into a film starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

You hosts for the Poetry Circle’s Live Events:
Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin.

 

September 22, 2021 / Laurence W. Thomas & Ed Werstein

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM 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.

LarryThomasLaurence W. Thomas, who has taught English on four continents, writes poetry covering the gamut from childhood games through love, mutability, and mortality. Founding editor of Third Wednesday, he has published many books. He’ll read from his latest: The Cottage, A Little of This, and Spindrift: New and Selected Poems.



EdWersteinEd Werstein
received the Lorine Niedecker Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and is regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. His poems have appeared in Rosebud, Blue Collar Review, Stoneboat, and several anthologies. His books of poetry include A Tar Pit to Dye In and Communiqu: Poems From the Headlines.

Your hosts for the Crazy Wisdom live events:
Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin

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January 26, 2022 / Mary Minock

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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Featured reader is followed my open mic.

MaryMinockMary Minock’s new poetry collection, A Time When You Know a House, explores the Southwest Detroit neighborhood where she grew up during the 1950s and 1960s and returned to in 1996. She is the author of The Way-Back Room (memoir) and Love in the Upstairs Flat (poems), and Professor Emerita and former Chair of English at Madonna University. 

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