Ohio Poetry friends (and maybe even a few of you from outside of this state - and maybe even one or two of you from a whole different planet), I'm hoping/looking forward to seeing/hearing some of you at one or both of these two poetry events the next two Saturdays.
Saturday May 7 at 3 PM at The Barking Spider Tavern (Cleveland Ohio) is the Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and the book release of the Hessler Street Fair Anthology (edited by John Burroughs/Crisis Chronicles Press). Anyone who recently had a poem accepted by the Hessler Street Fair Anthology can read that poem during the reading competition.
Saturday May 14 from 1 PM to 9:30 PM is the poetry part of a two day weekend art festival called CAT FEST 2016 at the Delightful Art With Dee Gallery (Toledo Ohio). The poetry part was organized by Drew Coomer and involves 27 different poets reading for about 15 minutes each. I'm reading at 5 PM and looking forward to hearing a lot of the other readers too.
For addresses and other details (for example, CAT FEST has lots of other art and band stuff included Saturday AND Sunday), I'm linking to the events below, via their Facebook event pages.