Poets Conor Bracken and Laura Grace Weldon will read on Thursday, July 29th at 7 p.m outdoors in the park in front of the Coventry branch of the CH-UH Public LIbrary, 1925 Coventry Rd in Cleveland Heights.
Conor's debut collection The Enemy of My Enemy is Me, has just been published and won the 2020 Diode Editions Book Prize. His poems and translations have earned him fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Community of Writers, The Frost Place, Inprint, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
A chapbook, Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour, was published by Bull City Press in 2017 and his translation of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s Scorpionic Sun (CSU Poetry Center, 2019) was the first English translation of the avant-garde Moroccan writer’s work.
Laura Grace Weldon works as an editor and leads workshops on memoir, poetry, and creative thinking. She’s the author of four books. The poetry collections Portals (Middle Creek, 2021), Blackbird (Grayson Books, 2019), and Tending (Aldrich, 2013), along with a handbook of natural education titled Free Range Learning (Hohm Press, 2010). Laura was the 2019 Ohio Poet of the Year. One of her favorite current gigs is serving as editor of Braided Way magazine. Laura’s background includes teaching nonviolence, writing collaborative poetry with nursing home residents, facilitating support groups for abuse survivors, and writing sardonic greeting cards. She lives on a small Ohio homestead where she and her husband host the occasional house concert. Connect with her at lauragraceweldon.com