Poetry Readings and Open Mic

Poet, punk singer, and editor Matt Hart is the author of nine books of poems, including Everything Breaking/for Good (YesYes Books, 2019) and The Obliterations (Pickpocket Books, 2019). Additionally, his poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Columbia Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Big BellCincinnati ReviewColdfrontKenyon Review online, and POETRY. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band NEVERNEW: www.nevernew.net.

Poet and educator Russell Dillon is the author of the full-length poetry collection Eternal Patrol and the chapbook Secret Damage, both from Forklift Books. His work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Bright Pink Mosquito, Coldfront Magazine5am; Forklift, Ohio; and Green Mountains Review. A graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, he is also a co-editor of Big Bell Magazine.


We will have an open mic for students following the readings.