Local Poets At Library In October
If words are the foundation of a library’s essence, poetry is the soundtrack of its being. Lakewood Public Library traditionally celebrates this art form in April during National Poetry Month, but we had too much fun in the spring to let it go. Therefore, the Library will continue throughout fall and winter to feature presentations by local poets in its Coast Line Poetry Reading Series.
On Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, three local poets will grace the stage. Carly Haufe graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2015 with an MA in Philosophy and Literature. Her poetry is concerned with relationships, the power of place and the longing to discover where one belongs. Originally from Chicago, Philip Metres earned a Ph.D. and an MFA from Indiana University. He has won multiple awards for his poetry and published a number of books. Currently a professor of English at John Carroll University, Metres’ poetry has been translated into Arabic, Polish, Russian, and Tamil. Rob Rosin, a Cleveland resident for nine years and a poet for twenty-two, has worked as a butcher and a forklift driver. He enjoys painting, being silent in the woods and playing accordion.
There are additional Coast Line readings scheduled for December 6 and February 7, 2018. Please join us at Lakewood Public Library to listen to the voices of our local poets.