Can a poem listen as well as speak? Poets Dave Lucas and Lucy Biederman will attempt to answer that question by considering when, why, and how poems incorporate languages, voices, and words other than those of the poet. Q & A to follow.
Dave Lucas is the author of Weather (Georgia, 2011), which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Named by Rita Dove as one of thirteen “young poets to watch,” he has also received a “Discovery/The Nation Prize and a Cleveland Arts Prize. In 2018, he was named the second Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. A co-founder of Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery and Cleveland Book Week, he teaches at Case Western Reserve University and lives in Cleveland, where he was born and raised.
Lucy Diamond Biederman is a Lecturer in English at Case Western Reserve University and an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where she specialized in creative writing and American literature. Her first book, The Walmart Book of the Dead, won the 2017 Vine Leaves Press Vignette Award.
Part of Lit Cleveland's Between the Lines Series, taking place the third Wednesday of every other month at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern.
The Language of Listening is FREE and takes place Weds. 4/18 from 7-9p at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern.
Register & learn more: litcleveland.org/the-language-of-listening.html