Poetry Reading with Jeanne Bryner, Pauletta Hansel and Jeremy Jusek

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Poets Jeanne Bryner, Pauletta Hansel and Jeremy Jusek will read on the B-Side patio on Saturday, June 4th at 6 p.m.

Jeanne Bryner was born in Appalachia and her family was part of the outmigration. A graduate of Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Kent State University’s Honors College, she has several books in print. Her poetry has been adapted for the stage performed nationally and at the 2004 Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has received writing fellowships from Bucknell, the Ohio Arts Council and Vermont Studio Center. She lives with her husband near an Ohio dairy farm.

Pauletta Hansel’s nine poetry collections include Heartbreak Tree, a poetic exploration of the intersection of gender and place in Appalachia, published in 2022 by Madville Publishing. She has also published Friend, Coal Town Photograph and Palindrome, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry, all from Dos Madres Press. She is 2022 Writer-in-Residence for The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Her writing has been featured in Oxford American,Rattle, Appalachian Journal, The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, American Life in Poetry, Verse Daily and Poetry Daily, among others.

Jeremy Jusek is the inaugural poet laureate of Parma, Ohio. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University and is the author of We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns (2019). He hosts the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast Poetry Spotlight, runs the West Side Poetry Workshop he created in 2015, and founded the Flamingo Writers Guild in 2021. He is the philanthropy director and board member for the nonprofit Young Professionals of Parma, and he started the Creative Writing Mentorship Fellowship through Marietta College. 


Event address: 
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Both Shoes Off: Poems Cover Image
By Jeanne Bryner, Judy Ward (Artist)
ISBN: 9781933964843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bottom Dog Press - March 30th, 2016

Heartbreak Tree: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948692885
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Published: Madville Publishing - March 17th, 2022

We Grow Tomatoes in Tiny Towns Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947021747
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Published: Unsolicited Press - April 16th, 2019