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Upcoming Publication & Competition Performance

It’s that time of year again: the Hessler Street Fair is approaching quickly, and for the third consecutive year, one of my poems has been accepted for publication in the affiliated annual poetry anthology! As you may recall, this means that the accepted poem, “Appalachian Eruption,” is also eligible for this year’s performance competition on May 14th at 7:00 pm at Mac’s Backs on Coventry. I have no intention of letting this opportunity pass me by.

That brings me to a question: What can I do to make my performance of “Appalachian Eruption” stand out??

Past contest-winning poets whose performances I’ve had the good fortune of witnessing have displayed the ability to present their work in ways which caught and held the attention of judges & audiences alike. How can I best do this with “Appalachian Eruption”?



Announcement: I’ve Been Published!!!

You read correctly: My poem “Aftermath of the Tragedy” has been published in the 2012 Hessler Street Anthology! This is especially important to me because this publication will also include my poetic idol, Michael Salinger! I consider this a great honor!

If you’re not busy that night, please come hear me perform the published poem at Mac’s Backs Paperbacks on Coventry (If you’re from the Cleveland, Ohio area, you should know where this is) on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM. Michael Salinger and the other published poets will be reading as well, so don’t miss this treat!

If I happen to win a prize at the Mac’s Backs reading (yes, there are prizes!), then I will also be reading on May 20th at the Hessler Street Fair! Even if I don’t win, I still encourage you to attend the Hessler Street Fair and hear the winning poems performed. Support your local poets!

That’s is for now, but check back soon for more new poems!

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