Poetry

Poetry

August Literary Artist of the Month – Ariel Alexander Fiore

Ariel Alexander Fiore is a Cleveland based poet currently in search of himself. Hopefully one day they will meet. With 20 years of writing experience, life is a story to be written. Ariel was a part of The People Poetry Slam scene…

Ekphrastacy : Artists Talk and Poets Respond to Members Show 2022

July 21, 2022   Poet Laureate Ray McNiece with local poets Suzanne Ondrus, Michelle Smith and Bill Newby (Heights Arts’ July 2022 literary Artist of the Month) will respond to the work of artist and non-artist members alike in an exhibition that…

ARTbar – Thursday, June 30, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

$20 Members $25 Non Members, 1 drinkminimum with small bites   Join Poet and Singer And Cleveland Height’s Poet Laureate Ray McNiece for Poetry and Jazz Set to the stylings of Reggie Redd on Sax, Leo Coach on Keys, and Nancy Redd…

EKPHRASTACY: ARTISTS TALK AND POETS RESPOND TO FIGURATIVE/ABSTRACT

April 21 2022 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM   Join us as poetry and visual art mingle, stirring dialogue between the visual artist members of Figurative/Abstract and a panel of carefully selected local poet performers. This free event occurs in response to each…

Ekphrastacy : Artists Talk and Poets Respond to RUST

February 17 2022 7:00pm – 8:30pm NOTICE: We will have audience seating and cannot guarantee the ability to be socially distanced. Therefore, for your safety, we will require proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours and that masks be worn…

Die-Hard Haiku

It’s cold in Cleveland Heights during the month of January after one of the first significant snowfalls of the season. Businesses are shutting down again due to a surging COVID variant and your pillow seems to stare at you with puppy dog…

Seasonal Hikes and Haikus

Imagine standing on an old sandstone bridge over a stream that bobbles limp leaves in bubbles of soda water. As you wait for more students to arrive wrapped in light jackets, fidgeting with pens that itch to scratch thoughts onto naked pages,…

Ekphrastacy- Artist Talk, Poets Respond to Printers Select 2021

  Our next Ekphrastacy poetry and artist talk series will be held on September 23, where several poets will write and recite poetry based off the Printers Select artwork. With the guidance of Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Ray McNiece, selected applicants are…

Join our upcoming Haiku Hikes with Poet-Laureate Ray McNiece

Join Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Ray McNiece on a seasonal morning ginkgo (haiku walk), learning and creating poetry according to centuries-old traditions. These customs cultivate a seasonal awareness that improves one’s powers of poetic and natural observation. Hikes will begin with a…