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Jaime Gordon and Richard Katrovas

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7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Featured Readers:

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Jaimy
Gordon

won the National Book Award in 2010 with her fourth novel, Lord
of Misrule
;
it also won the Tony Ryan Award for the year’s best book about horse
racing. A long-time member of the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts
Work Center in Provincetown, she teaches in the Prague Summer Program
for Writers.

Richard
Katrovas
,
author of fifteen books of prose and verse, has had work in many
literary journals and anthologies, and has received numerous grants
and awards. Katrovas taught many years at University of New Orleans,
and since 2002 at Western Michigan University. He is founding
director of the Prague Summer Program.

7:00
PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom
114
S. Main St., Ann Arbor   http://crazywisdom.net
 734-665-2757


Feature is followed by Open Mic.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth
Wednesday h
osted
by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.  See our blog at
Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

Marilyn L. Taylor

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Our featured reader, Marilyn L. Taylor, is the former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin and the author of six poetry collections.  Her award winning work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Third Wednesday, American Scholar and Light.  Her monthly “Poet-to-Poet column on craft appeared for five years in The Writer magazine.

You will find Dr. Taylor’s Poetry Foundation profile page with a more complete bio and several of her poems HERE.

Links to poems that have appeared in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry:
Aunt Eudora’s Harleauin Romance
Home Again, Home Again

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom
114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://crazywisdom.net  734-665-2757

Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. • Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth Wednesday hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.

Z.G. Tomaszewski

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Z.G. Tomaszewski is a rambler, fisherman, musician, and author of three books of poems: All Things Dusk (winner of the Hong Kong University International Poetry Prize), Mineral Whisper, and River Nocturne. His work expresses a fragile, learned confidence—a spiritual wavering of breath exhaled, a dream cross-hatched through memory.

7:00PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth
Wednesday h
osted
by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.  See our blog at
Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

Laura Bernstein-Machlay

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Laura Bernstein-Machlay
is a Detroiter whose poetry
and essays have appeared in The
Georgia Review
,
The
American
Scholar,
and
Michigan Quarterly Review
.
Her new collection of lyrical prose,
Travelers,
brings to life her recovering city’s survivor spirit and the
indefatigable nature of family. She teaches at College for Creative
Studies.

7:00
PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom
114
S. Main St., Ann Arbor
http://crazywisdom.net
734-665-2757


Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth
Wednesday h
osted
by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.  See our blog at
Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

Richard Tillinghast and Kevin Rashid

Richard 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.

Kevin Gerard Rashid
worked as a groundskeeper at Wayne State U. while earning an M.A. in
English and then teaching composition, creative writing and American
Studies. He now coordinates Honors College courses there and basic
literacy tutoring for Detroit Public Schools. His poems have appeared
in Working
Words
,
Inclined
to Speak
,
and Dispatch
Detroit
.

7:00
PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom
114
S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://crazywisdom.net
734-665-2757


Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth
Wednesday h
osted
by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.  See our blog at
Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

Jan Worth-Nelson

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Jan Worth-Nelson
pounds out journalism as editor of Flint’s venerable East Village Magazine, while producing a steady stream of stories and poems recently in Belt, Hypertext, The MacGuffin, Midwestern Gothic and Exposition Review. She is author of the novel Night Blind, based on wrenching Peace Corps experiences in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings

Dawn McDuffie

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Dawn
McDuffie

has lived and worked in Detroit since 1968. Her poems
explore the
city landscape and an inner world of memory, imagination, and dreams.
She’s published three chapbooks: Carmina
Detroit
,
Bulky
Pick Up Day,
and
Flag
Day in Detroit
,
and a new book—Happenstance
and Miracles
.

7:00
PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
114
S. Main St., Ann Arbor   http://crazywisdom.net
 734-665-2757

Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth
Wednesday h
osted
by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.  See our blog at
Facebook/Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series.

Katherine Edgren, Jennifer Burd and Laz Slomovits

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Katherine Edgren has a new book of poems, The Grain Beneath the Gloss. Her two poetry chapbooks are Long Division and Transports.
Her poems have appeared in Birmingham Poetry Review, Christian Science Monitor, Barbaric Yawp, and elsewhere. A retired social worker and former Ann Arbor City Council member, she lives in Dexter.

Jennifer Burd is author of a new poetry collection, Day’s Late Blue, and the earlier Body and Echo. Her book, Daily Bread: A Portrait of Homeless
Men & Women of Lenawee County, Michigan, is creative nonfiction.
She teaches creative writing and literature online and also for Jackson Community College.

Laszlo Slomovits
is one of the twin brothers in Ann Arbor’s  folk music duo, Gemini (GeminiChildrensMusic.com).  Besides his music for children, he has set to music the work of many poets, including ancient Sufi mystics Rumi and Hafiz and contemporary poets Naomi Shihab Nye and Jennifer Burd.

7:00 PM – 8:45 PM  •  Wednesday, February 28, 2018
114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor   http://crazywisdom.net
734-665-2757

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas is author of Etch and Blur, which won the Brick Road Poetry Prize. He also won an Academy of American Poets Prize. His poems have appeared in New Ohio ReviewThird CoastMissouri
Review
, and Verse Daily. He lives in Detroit and teaches Writing and Literature at Ferris State University

Featured reader is followed by Open Mic reading.  • FREE. All
writers welcome   • Read your own or other favorite poetry. •
Sign up begins 6:45 p.m. • Poetry Series readings every fourth
Wednesday hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, & Dave Jibson.