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AAC Poetry Series Welcomes Poets Anthony McCann & Megan Martin

The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Anthony McCann and poet/fiction writer Megan Martin  for a free public reading of their work at 7:00PM on Wednesday, Sept 3rd in Room N206. This is the first reading of the 2014-15 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.

Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of Thing Music (forthcoming from Wave Books in 2014), ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader!  (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program. He is the “Poet Laureate” of Machine Project and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Megan Martin  grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a town constantly plagued by the smells of a cereal factory. Now she lives in Cincinnati with her boyfriend and 3 cats. Her first collection of prose things, Sparrow & Other Eulogies, was released in April 2011 by Gold Wake Press. Her prose have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Caketrain, Action, Yes!, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. She’s the author of the short fiction collection Nevers (Caketrain Journal and Press 2014).  To view more of her work visit The Collagist.
 
In addition to Martin and McCann, current AAC student, Millie Ferguson, and recent AAC graduates, Chloë Bell and Billy Golden, will open the event with readings from their work.
 
Immediately following the reading, there will be a short OPEN MIC for anyone who’d like to share their work, then McCann and Martin will be available to answer questions and sign books. As always, coffee and fresh-baked robots will be available to take the edge off.
Hope to see you at the reading! 

Award Winning poet ADAM FELL reads at the AAC this Thursday, April 17 at 7PM

The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes poet Adam Fell for a free public reading of his work at 7:00PM this Thursday, April 17th, in Room N206. This is the second and final reading in the 2013-14 AAC Poetry Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department.

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Adam Fell is the author of Dear Corporation (H_NGM_N Books, 2014) and I Am Not a Pioneer (H_NGM_N Books, 2012), winner of the 2011 Posner Best Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. He teaches at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he co-curates the Monsters of Poetry reading series.

In addition to Fell, AAC Creative Writing students Chloë Bell, Millie Ferguson, Billy Golden, Hannah Hersko and Sam McCormick will open the event with readings from their work.

Immediately following the featured event, there will be a short open mic for anyone else who’d like to share their work, then Adam will be available to answer questions and sign books. As always, coffee and fresh-baked roller skates will be available to take the edge off.

See links below to some poems from Adam’s new book Dear Corporation, which American Microreviews describes as devoting, “itself to an idea that Corporate Personhood—our Dear Corporation—carries out its investments, its conflicting strategies of selling junk and earning trust, within any one of us. It is a sympathetic idea, gently pushed at times, at other times more insistent, that transforms Dear Corporation into a remarkable protest, one that, by getting at the difficulties of acceptance, even forgiveness, cautiously offers clues for carrying the fight forward.”

DEAR CORPORATION POEMS online:

The Academy of American Poets/Poet.org

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Hope to see you at the reading!

Matt Hart’s featured at The Academy of American Poets

I’m happy to announce that my poem, “Today A Rainstorm Caught Me” is up today in the Poem-a-Day series at The Academy of American Poets poets.org site. I hope you’ll check it out. The post also includes a brief prose description of the way I wrote the poem.

While you’re there, please take a look at the site, which literally has thousands of poems and writing about poetry in its archives. You can also sign up to receive a poem a day, via the Poem-a-Day series, in your email.

Matt Hart’s RADIANT ACTION at Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer

AAC Friends,

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I’m happy to announce that twenty sections of my long poem sequence “Radiant Action” have just been published at Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer. You can read the selection and hear recordings of me reading it here. The issue also includes prose reviews of the selection by poets Ben Kopel and Jennifer Moore. You can read them here and here.

Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer is a journal that was started late last year by poets Kelin Loe and Leora Fridman. As the title suggests, it’s dedicated to publishing long poems and selections from them, and always includes both recordings of the authors reading the published selection and critical prose on the work written by other scholars and poets.

Please check it out.

Matt

AAC Faculty, Matt Hart, Poetry Reading at MOTR Tues. 1/21 7PM

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I’m reading at MOTR this coming Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7PM. Please see the flyer attached for details, BUT there will be two open mics, so bring your poems. Bring your joy. I will be blasting some “Radiant Action.”

This series, WORD OF MOUTH Cincinnati, hosted by Jim Palmarini and Mark Flanigan, is inspired by the late Aralee Strange, the former Cincinnati writer and artist who passed way in June, 2013. Strange ran readings, produced plays and other performance work during her many years in Cincinnati, before moving to Athens, Georgia in 2007. In Athens, she co-founded Word of Mouth, a popular and successful spoken word series.

Word of Mouth Cincinnati is an intentional arc of both past and future utterance, inspired by our most revered voice, with a nod to her Athens, GA compatriots. Word of Mouth asks poets to Show Up, Mouth Off, and Pay Attention.

I’m honored to be the first featured reader in the Cincinnati version of the series. I hope to see you there.

Matt

Poet Carrie Lorig Reads “Being Stone” at The Continental Review

Hello AAC Community,

My friend Carrie Lorig is a wonderful poet and teacher at the University of Minnesota, and The Continental Review has just published this dynamite video of her reading “Being Stone,” a section from a longer series entitled Much Affection From the Bold Part / of the River / It’s a Crisis / of Movement. Hopefully, Carrie will be here to grace us with her actual presence this spring–more on that as details arise. In the meantime, I hope you’ll check out the video. The poem is mesmerizing.

Matt