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
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.
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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
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. 

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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.

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.