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Celebrating National Poetry Month

Poetry Marathon with Mimi Chenfeld, Fred Andrle, and Friends

2024-04-21 13:15:00 2024-04-21 16:45:00 America/New_York Celebrating National Poetry Month Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry marathon! Listen to readings from Mimi Chenfeld, Fred Andrle, Scott Woods, Rikki Santer, Steve Abbott, Paula J. Lambert, and more! Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room

Sunday, April 21
1:15pm - 4:45pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-21 13:15:00 2024-04-21 16:45:00 America/New_York Celebrating National Poetry Month Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry marathon! Listen to readings from Mimi Chenfeld, Fred Andrle, Scott Woods, Rikki Santer, Steve Abbott, Paula J. Lambert, and more! Bexley Public Library - Quiet Reading Room

Bexley Public Library

Quiet Reading Room

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry marathon! Listen to readings from Mimi Chenfeld, Fred Andrle, Scott Woods, Rikki Santer, Steve Abbott, Paula J. Lambert, and more!

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry marathon! Enjoy an afternoon of poetry at the library from some of Columbus's most revered and celebrated poets.

Poet Bios:

Mimi Chenfeld was born and raised in New York City. Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld has been teaching people of all ages and backgrounds for her whole teaching life—through programs such as Headstart and Upward Bound—from early childhood programs to senior communities, from prisons to hospitals, elementary schools, high schools, and higher education institutions. Her children’s novel, The House At 12 Rose Street, was adapted for a TV special and nominated for an Emmy. Mimi is a creative and educational wonder who has published many poems, stories, articles, and books including Teaching in the Key of LifeCreative Experiences for Young Children, and Teaching by Heart, among many others. One of Mimi's favorite quotes is, "nothing without joy" (Reggio Emilia).

Fred Andrle’s current poetry book is rocking in the cradle of the moment, a collection of haiku and other short poems. Fred was host of WOSU Public Media’s Open Line talk show for 20 years until his retirement in 2009.

Scott Woods is an Emmy award-winning writer and event organizer in Columbus, Ohio, and founder of Streetlight Guild, a performing arts non-profit. Woods is the author of three books. He is a 2018 Columbus Foundation Spirit of Columbus Award recipient. He was awarded “Best Columnist in Ohio” in 2023 by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. He is the founder of Streetlight Guild, a non-profit performing arts organization. In 2006 became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.

Rikki Santer’s poetry has been published widely and has received many honors including several Pushcart and Ohioana book award nominations, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and in 2023 she was named Ohio Poet of the Year. Her twelfth poetry collection, Resurrection Letter: Leonora, Her Tarot, and Me, is a sequence in tribute to the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington.  Please contact her through her website, https://rikkisanter.com.

Steve Abbott was a co-founder and co-host of The Poetry Forum in Columbus for nearly 40 years, during which it became one of the nation’s longest-running poetry series. He has published five chapbooks and two full-length collections, A Green Line Between Green Fields and A Language the Images Speaks, 46 ekphrastic poems accompanying the artworks that inspired them. He has edited two anthologies, Cap City Poets, a collection of work by 74 central Ohio poets, and Everything Stops and Listens, a showcase of work by Ohio Poetry Association members. He edits OPA’s annual member journal Common Threads.

Paula J. Lambert’s fourth full-length poetry collection, As If This Did Not Happen Every Day, is forthcoming from Sheila-Na-Gig Editions. She has authored five chapbooks, including Uncertainty (The Only Hope We Have), just out from Bottlecap Press. Lambert is also a visual artist, small-press publisher, and literary translator. Her work has been recognized by PEN America and supported by the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband Michael Perkins, a philosopher and technologist. More at https://paulajlambert.com.

Jerry Roscoe is the author of three collections and a chapbook. He has received an Ohioana Book Award, two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, published widely in literary magazines, given numerous readings, and had poems read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer's Almanac.  For ten years he was poetry reviewer and columnist for the Columbus Dispatch.

Charlene Fix’s poetry collections are Jewgirl (Broadstone Books 2023), Taking a Walk in My Animal Hat (Bottom Dog 2018), Frankenstein’s Flowers (CW Books 2014), and Flowering Bruno (XOXOX 2006). Her prose homage/film criticism is Harpo Marx as Trickster (McFarland 2013). Emeritus English Professor at Columbus College of Art and Design, co-coordinator of Hospital Poets at OSU Medical Center, and activist for peace and justice, Charlene is mother of three and grandmother of two. Her website is charlenefix.com.

Jacquelin Smith won the Chiron Review Chapbook Contest in 2000 for My G-Rated Life.  She has been published in a variety of literary magazines. Jacquelin has given readings and taught classes on creativity and poetry at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center as well as at local bookstores.

MJ Abell is a catalyst for personal growth and creativity, drawing on her experience as a poet, SoulCollage® facilitator and leader of professional development workshops.  She has received an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship for Poetry and won the Thurber House humorous essay contest.

Jack Burgess has been a soldier, secondary teacher of English & social studies, labor relations practitioner, political organizer, pre-history researcher, political consultant,  and writer whose columns on education, politics, and government appear in The Chillicothe Gazette and other Ohio newspapers, as well as online. He believes poetry should be, like government, democratic and accessible. His chapbook entitled It’s Always Gettysburg was published by Pudding House.

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Phone: 614-231-2793

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About the branch

Bexley Public Library was founded in 1924 and first housed in Bexley High School, now Montrose Elementary School. The present building opened in 1929 and was designed by architects O.C. Miller and R.R. Reeves who drew upon French and Italian architecture from the 17th century for the design.

The library is located at 2411 East Main Street, at the intersection of East Main Street and Cassady Avenue. Parking is available in our parking lot on Euclaire Avenue and in front of the library on Main Street. Main Street is a No Parking Tow Zone from 4:00-6:00 p.m. weekdays.

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