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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus Jackson and the Comfort of Poetry During These Times

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus Jackson and the Comfort of Poetry During These Times

April is National Poetry Month, and Ohioana Library Executive Director David Weaver talks to acclaimed poet Marcus Jackson. Born and raised in Toledo, Jackson earned degrees from the University of Toledo and New York University and was also a Cave Canem fellow. His poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and the […]

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Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Scott Woods

  Thurber House Evenings with Authors: Scott Woods

Presented by Thurber House, Evenings with Authors is a series of readings and chats with nationally known authors, followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and a punch and cookies reception. The Fall 2019 Evenings with Authors Series is presented by The Ohio State University Libraries. In Urban Contemporary History Month: Poems, Scott Woods interrogates […]

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The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes for […]

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Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics: Ruth Awad

  Thurber House Summer Literary Picnics: Ruth Awad

Each summer, the Thurber House lawn plays host to a series of outdoor literary picnics and readings with authors who have an Ohio connection. Join us for this long-running tradition of good friends, good food, and great books! About the book and author: In Lebanon during the civil war, a teenage boy and his family […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Geoff Anderson’s New Book Humming Dirges

Amanda Page Amanda Page Columbus Makes Art Presents Geoff Anderson’s New Book Humming Dirges

On Monday, August 6th, from 7-9pm, the Flyover Library at Wild Goose Creative presents the book launch of Geoff Anderson’s Humming Dirges, winner of Paper Nautilus’s Debut Series for 2017. Anderson is a Callaloo fellow, assistant poetry editor with Flypaper Mag and curator of Columbus’ first poetry shows for biracial writers (The Other Box), translation […]

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From Page to Screen: Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

  From Page to Screen: Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian Leigh Bonds will discuss how Walt Whitman’s printing process for Leaves of Grass resulted in several variants in the first edition and relates one scholar’s efforts to account for the extant copies. She will then shift focus to discuss The Walt Whitman Archive to demonstrate the types of analysis […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Columbus’s poetry scene is growing, and after meeting local poet Scott Woods I had to know more about the scene and his work. Woods co-founded Writer’s Block Poetry, which hosts weekly readings at Kafe Kerouac and he recently released a new book of poems, Urban Contemporary History Month. Lacey: How long have you been writing […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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