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poetry hour


this is markk: he doesn't know when to shut up. he started the deep cleveland poetry hour to raise some hell one friday night a month.

the deep cleveland
poetry h

an evening of live poetry, spoken word, recitations, incantations, & general sublime idiocy with monthly featured poets, plus open mic & more!

borders bookstore

17200 royalton rd.
strongsville, ohio 44136
phone: 440.846.1144
starts at 8:30 p.m.


February 11, 2011

Suzy Dean

March 11, 2011

Gayl Teller

April 8, 2011

Lou Suarez



unofficial sponsor


this monthly event, founded by markk in 2001, is now hosted by the purple-bathrobed mystic of the cuyahoga, the great joshua gage.

this is josh gage.
note purple bathrobe.

featured readers have included george bilgere, geoffrey cook, larry smith, ray mcniece, nuala archer, steve smith, curt harler, loren weiss, martin perlich, jack mcguane, mary turzillo, geoffrey landis, michael salinger, and many of the poets listed below.

deep cleveland poetry hour regulars include:

(check out photos below courtesy of dianne borsenik)

joshua gage

is a pepper pike resident & poet. you can buy 'break the slow kill,' his 7-track poetry cd or his chapbook "deep cleveland lenten blues" for $5.00 each incl.
shipping and handling. e-mail pottygok@yahoo.com or write:

Seven Beers and a Hedgehog Press
2568 SOM Center Rd.
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

jim stanley
parma resident j.e. stanley mixes the earnest with the subtle, the incredible with the sublime. his work travels with a small suitcase, opens up & invites you to stay awhile.

dan smith
cleveland poet & author of the epic poem "i am down with you crooked river," dan smith,
offers up an array of broken diamond city style street poems.

joanne cornelius
cleveland poet, but also wild child of the parma streets, dedicated disciple of d.a. levy,
the keeper of the flame at cleveland state university's rare book collection & more.

miles budimir
poet, writer and philosopher, his work rolls up the cleveland streets like a cheese blintz & devours it whole.

christoper franke
poet laureate of the known universe, the king of poetic hand-outs, the known ghost of every poetry reading in cleveland.

terry provost
lakewood resident, master of social commentary & revolutionary poetics, scourge of corporate arrogance, champion of the defenseless & tongue-tied, terry provost reading live is like a hurricane dressed in black leather & thick boots destroying yr living room with humor & sarcasm (& apologies to yr landlord.)

and many many more

borders is located
just west of I-71
on royalton road (route 82),
across from SouthPark Mall

pottygok@yahoo.com for more details


jim stanley

dan smith and dianne borsenik


chris franke

wanda sobieska

Patti O'Luanaigh

Vertigo X'ian Xavier

mark wilson

nancy nickson

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