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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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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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Amy Turn Sharp releases collection of poetry, Hold Me Like Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans Amy Turn Sharp releases collection of poetry, Hold Me Like Ohio

Locally lauded poet Amy Turn Sharp has amassed quite a collection of poems and has decided this is the year to pull together a selection for a book. She has selected forty poems for her new book, Hold Me Like Ohio. “I write a poem nearly every day,” says Sharp. “In 2012 I did a […]

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Amy Turn Sharp Embraces Creativity Through Poetry

 Amanda Page Amy Turn Sharp Embraces Creativity Through Poetry

Amy Turn Sharp is a lot of things. She’s a wild woman and a world traveler. She’s a wife, a mother to three young sons, a copywriter and a social media maven. She’s the “wood queen” of her boutique wooden toy company, Little Alouette. The toys can be found in Whole Foods stores throughout Ohio. […]

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GCAC Presents: Writers’ Block Poetry Night

 Louise Robertson GCAC Presents: Writers’ Block Poetry Night

Writers’ Block Poetry Night creates weekly shows for poets and an audience. Columbus has a great poetry scene. There is an open mic almost every night of the week, with various styles to choose from. One open mic poetry show, the Writers’ Block Poetry Night, tries to foster an atmosphere that benefits all poets and […]

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Columbus Poet Maggie Smith will speak at local meeting, offer workshop

 Brenda Layman Columbus Poet Maggie Smith will speak at local meeting, offer workshop

Columbus poet Maggie Smith will be the guest speaker at the next Writers Ink meeting, April 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at Columbus State Community College, 315 Cleveland Avenue. She will also be leading an introductory poetry class for adults at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue, on April 23. A Columbus native, Smith is […]

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