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December 1, 2021 / Judith McCombs & Molly Spencer

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

Wednesday, December 1, 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.


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. 

 

January 26, 2022 / Mary Minock

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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.

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. 

February 23, 2022 / Ron Koertge

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
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.

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/

March 23, 2022 / Margaret Rozga

Wednesday, March 23, 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.

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

April 27, 2022 / Colby Cedar Smith

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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.

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.

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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July 28, 2021 / William Trowbridge

WmTrowbridgeWilliam Trowbridge’s eighth poetry book is Oldguy: Superhero—The Complete Collection, Red Hen Press, 2019. His ninth, Call Me Fool, is forthcoming from Red Hen in 2022. He is a poetry mentor in the University of Nebraska Omaha Low-residency MFA in Writing Program and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2016.

 

Click here to see and hear William Trowbridge’s poetry reading from July 28, 2021l on YouTube.

Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Lissa Perrin.

June 23, 2021 / Kelly Fordon

KellyFordonKelly Fordon, an award-winning writer and teacher from the Detroit metro area, explores personal and class conflicts in city and suburb. Her two recent story collections from Wayne State University Press are I Have the Answer and Garden for the Blind. Her poetry includes one book, Goodbye Toothless House, and three chapbooks. http://www.kellyfordon.com

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM EDST •  Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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.

Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Rainey Lissa Perrin.

May 26, 2021 / Carolyne Wright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giZIL6icD3sCarolyneWrightCarolyne Wright, a Seattle native, authored ten books of poetry and translated five volumes of poetry translations from Spanish and Bengali. The title poem of This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems received a Pushcart Prize and was included in The Best American Poetry 2009. She co-edited the anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.



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Your hosts: Ed Morin, David Jibson and Rainey Lissa Perrin