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Cleveland Public Poetry Begins 2019 Season with Poet E. F. Schraeder

Cleveland Public Library Literature Department, 2nd Floor Main Library, 325 Superior Ave. Saturday, January 19, 2018 | 12:00 PM Join us as we begin our public poetry readings for 2019. On Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Poetry open mic poetry reading series will feature E. F. Schraeder. After a Q&A, the mic …

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Doerr, Anthony

Born: October 27, 1973 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Anthony Doerr, also known as Tony Doerr, was born October 27, 1973, in Cleveland, Ohio. In high school, he developed an interest in writing, and by the time he was in his mid-twenties, Doerr was submitting his work to magazines for publication. Although his mother was a high school …

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Greene, Bob

Born: March 10, 1947  Ohio connection: Birth  Columbus Robert Bernard Greene, Jr., son of Robert Bernard and Phyllis Ann (Harmon) Greene, was born in 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Journalism from Northwestern University in 1969. He married Susan Bonet Koebel in 1971, and they have two children. Greene worked as a reporter for …

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Foster, Linda Nemec

Born: May 29, 1950 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Linda Nemec Foster is the granddaughter of Polish immigrants, a fact that informs her poetry in the volume Amber Necklace from Gdansk. In 2003 Foster was named the first poet laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in honor of her body of work and her efforts to promote a love of …

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Drew, Elizabeth

Born: November 16, 1935 Ohio connection: Birth Cincinnati Elizabeth Drew was born Elizabeth Brenner, daughter of William J. and Estelle (Jacobs) Brenner, in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1957. In 1964 she married J. Patterson Drew, and also began doing freelance writing. She became the Washington editor for the Atlantic Monthly in …

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Fleming, Denise

Born: January 31, 1950 Ohio connection: Birth Toledo Denise Fleming was born on January 31, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio, to Frank and Inez Campbell Fleming. She grew up in a comfortable middle-class family. Her father spent his free time building furniture, her mother was very active in local theater. As a child, Fleming enjoyed making things out …

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Guild, Nicholas

Born: November 5, 1944 Ohio connection: Former Resident Columbus Nicholas Guild, son of Walter Francis and Gertrude (Mowry) Guild, was born in 1944 in California. He received a B.A. from Occidental College in 1966, followed by an M.A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1972, both from The University of California, Berkeley. He married Suzanne Weil on …

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Grimm, Susan

Born: June 29, 1952 Ohio connection: Birth Cleveland Susan Grimm was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up on the west side of the city until age thirteen, when her family moved to Brecksville, Ohio.  Grimm, who has a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in English from Cleveland State University, did not pursue writing …

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