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Steve Abbott Book Launch

  Steve Abbott Book Launch

Steve Abbott, sometimes called the godfather of Columbus poetry, will hold a book launch featuring readings from “A Green Line Between Green Fields,” his first full-length collection of poems. In addition to experience as a landscaper, alternative newspaper editor, criminal defendant, delivery truck driver, courtroom bailiff, free-lance writer, private investigator, PR flack, and college professor, […]

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Shadowbox Live’s Jimmy Mak Releases First Book, “Daddies Shouldn’t Breakdance”

Hannah Herner Hannah Herner Shadowbox Live’s Jimmy Mak Releases First Book, “Daddies Shouldn’t Breakdance”

Jimmy Mak always saw himself writing a book. The 1994 Ohio State English graduate and current head writer for Shadowbox Live had planned to go on to attend graduate school, become a professor and write a book, but got sidetracked during his gap year. “I saw there was this little theater company that wrote their […]

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Theatre Preview: Available Light’s The Absurdity of Writing Poetry Returns to the CMA on May 29

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Preview: Available Light’s The Absurdity of Writing Poetry Returns to the CMA on May 29

In June of 2006, Available Light Theatre fired their first shot, at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, with The Absurdity of Writing Poetry, a breathtaking solo piece by Matt Slaybaugh with sound from Dave Wallingford. It immediately raised eyebrows, including fellow theatre artist Stacey Morrison saying it “set such a powerful tone for all of us,” and Jason Fox, […]

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Best Columbus Authors & Writers of 2015

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Columbus Authors & Writers of 2015

Columbus is home to many writers, authors and poets, and in 2015 we decided to recognize their craft by surveying our readers about their favorite locals within that category of creatives. Our readers picked poet Amy Turn Sharp as their number one local writer. Turn Sharp is well known in the poetry and spoken word […]

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School Issues: All About the Slam

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott School Issues:  All About the Slam

Even if you don’t like poetry; even if you don’t like high culture and academic pursuits, you probably like slam poetry. It’s Henry Rollins’ territory. Slam poetry has the rhythm and intensity of a rap. Videos featuring slam poetry go viral with upwards of 15 million hits on YouTube. And the very best in local […]

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