Poets John Burroughs, Victor Clevenger, John Dorsey, Nicole Hennessy and Russ Vidrick will read on Thursday, April 7th at 6 p.m. at the B-Side, Euclid Heights Blvd. in Cleveland Heights.
John Burroughs served as the 2019 to 2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the state of Ohio. A nationally touring writer and performer, Burroughs' most recent poetry collections include Sliver Juice [2022, Between Shadows Press] and Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019 [2019, Venetian Spider Press]. Since 2008, he has curated several reading series across northeast Ohio and served as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press, publishing well over one hundred books by poets from around the world.
Victor Clevenger is the author of several collections of poetry including Sandpaper Lovin’ (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017), A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Poetry, 2018), Corned Beef Hash By Candlelight (Luchador Press, 2019), A Wildflower In Blood (Roaring Junior Press, 2020), and Scratching to Get By (Between Shadows Press, 2021). Together with American poet John Dorsey, they run River Dog Press.. He can be reached at: email@example.com
John Dorsey lived for many years in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw's Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010), Tombstone Factory, (Epic Rites Press, 2013), Appalachian Frankenstein (GTK Press, 2015) Being the Fire (Tangerine Press, 2016) and Shoot the Messenger (Red Flag Poetry, 2017),Your Daughter's Country (Blue Horse Press, 2019), Which Way to the River: Selected Poems 2016-2020 (OAC Books, 2020), Afterlife Karaoke (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2021) and Sundown at the Redneck Carnival, (Spartan Press, 2022).. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize. He was the winner of the 2019 Terri Award given out at the Poetry Rendezvous. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Hennessy is a Cleveland poet. You might find her overdressed somewhere, telling loud, elaborate jokes and referring to her work as lower-middle-class West Side mysticism. Nicole has been writing for most of her life, and has been active in the local poetry scene for over a decade. Her publications include Gypsy Queen and Black Rabbit, a nonfiction profile of poet and artist Tom Kryss. Nicole also co-founded the underground art and literary bimonthly, Miser Magazine;
Russell Vidrick is a Cleveland poet, holy man & seer.