Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mac's will host a hybrid poetry event on Saturday, April 1st at 7 pm for Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems published by University of Akron Press in 2023.

Co-editor Virginia Konchan and contributor Phil Metres will be at Mac's and the other poets will be zooming in on a big screen. All the bios are below. You are welcome to join us in person and the zoom link is this:

Annie Finch is the author of six books of poetry, including Eve, Calendars, and Spells: New and Selected Poems, as well as the epic poem Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams. Finch’s poetry has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, The New York Times, and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry and been translated into a dozen languages including Russian and Farsi. Her other books include The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self, The Ghost of Meter, eight edited and coedited anthologies of poetics including A Formal Feeling Comes, Villanelles, and Measure for Measure, the poetry textbook A Poet’s Craft, and Choice Words. She is the Founder and Director of, where she teaches poetry, meter, scansion, and magic.

H. L. Hix’s recent books include a novel, The Death of H. L. Hix; an edition and translation of The Gospel that merges canonical with noncanonical sources in a single narrative, and refers to God and Jesus without assigning them gender; a poetry collection, How It Is That We; an edition, with Julie Kane, of selected poems by contemporary Lithuanian poet Tautvyda Marcinkevičiūtė, called Terribly In Love; an essay collection, Demonstrategy; and an anthology of “poets and poetries, talking back,” Counterclaims. He professes philosophy and creative writing at a university in “one of those square states.”

Karyna McGlynn is a writer, professor, and collagist. She is the author of three poetry collections from Sarabande Books: 50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me About the Multiverse (2022), Hothouse (2017), and I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (2009). Recent honors include a New York Times Editor's Choice, the Rumi Prize for Poetry, and the Florida Review Editors' Award in Fiction. With Erika Jo Brown and Sasha Debevec-McKenney, she's co-editing the anthology Clever Girl: Witty Poetry by Women. She's also designing a collaged tarot deck called Paper Arcana. Karyna is Director of Creative Writing at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (2020), The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (2018), Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015), and others. His work has garnered the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship, two NEAs, seven Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Adrienne Rich Award, three Arab American Book Awards, the Watson Fellowship, the Lyric Poetry Prize, Creative Workforce Fellowship, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University, and Core Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Christopher Salerno is the author of five books of poetry. His most recent book, The Man Grave, won the Lexi Rudnitsky Award from Persea Books. Previous books include Sun & Urn (UGA Poetry Prize), ATM (Georgetown Poetry Prize), Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize), and Whirligig. His trade book, How to Write Poetry: A Guided Journal, is available from Calisto Media. His work has received the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, The Founders Prize from RHINO Magazine, the Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Award, the Laurel Review Chapbook Prize, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship. His poems have appeared in New York Times Magazine, New Republic, American Poetry Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA program at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where he serves as Director of Writing Across the Curriculum.

Alyse Knorr is an associate professor of English at Regis University and co-editor of Switchback Books. She is the author of the poetry collections Mega-City Redux (Green Mountains Review 2017); Copper Mother (Switchback Books 2016) and Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books 2013); the non-fiction book Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books 2016); and four poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Republic, Poetry Magazine,Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Georgia Review, among others. She received her MFA from George Mason University.

Diane Seuss is the author of five books of poetry. Her most recent collection is frank: sonnets (Graywolf Press, 2021), winner of the PEN/ Voelcker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Seuss is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. She received the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2021. Her next collection of poems, Modern Poetry, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2024. She was raised by a single mother in rural Michigan, which she continues to call home.

Heather Treseler is the author of Parturition (2020), which won the international chapbook award from the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, and the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Her poems appear in The American Scholar, Cincinnati Review, PN Review, and The Iowa Review, among other journals, and her essays appear in eight books about modernist and contemporary poetry as well as in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Harvard Review, and Boston Review. She is a professor of English and Presidential Fellow in the Arts at Worcester State University and a resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

Virginia Konchan is the author of the poetry collections Bel Canto (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2022), Hallelujah Time (Véhicule Press, 2021), Any God Will Do, and The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2020 and 2018), and a short story collection, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New RepublicYale Review, Boston Review, and The Believer.

Sarah Giragosian is the author of the poetry collection Queer Fish, a winner of the American Poetry Journal Book Prize (Dream Horse Press, 2017) and The Death Spiral (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). Sarah's writing has appeared in such journals as Orion, Ecotone, The Missouri ReviewTin House, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She teaches at the University at Albany-SUNY.

Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems By Virginia Konchan (Editor), Sarah Giragosian (Editor) Cover Image
By Virginia Konchan (Editor), Sarah Giragosian (Editor)
ISBN: 9781629222547
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Published: University of Akron Press - March 7th, 2023

The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells By Annie Finch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780819579102
Published: Wesleyan University Press - August 6th, 2019

Counterclaims: Poets and Poetries, Talking Back (Dalkey Archive Scholarly) By H. L. Hix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781628973310
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - May 26th, 2020

50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me about the Multiverse By Karyna McGlynn Cover Image
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Published: Sarabande Books - April 26th, 2022

Shrapnel Maps By Philip Metres Cover Image
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 24th, 2020

SKU: MAC0401232

SKU: MAC0401233

frank: sonnets By Diane Seuss Cover Image
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 2nd, 2021

Parturition By Heather Treseler Cover Image
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Published: Southword Editions - February 21st, 2020

SKU: MAC040123