Artist of the Month: Literary

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For the month of June, our literary artist of the month is Cathy Barber. Cathy Barber’s work has been widely published. A partial list of publications includes The San Francisco Bay Guardian, West Trestle Review, Kestrel, Literary Mama, paper wasp, Presence, Sierra Nevada College Review, AIM, Concho River Review, SLAB, Ballyhoo Stories, The Dos Passos […]

Ekphrastacy: Members Show 2020, “Indigo Beach”

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Messages in a Bottle by Amanda Stovicek D’Alessandro after Indigo Beach by Paula Blackman   I. Night takes you like an infection. The sky with her small virions, the as above so below of everyday philosophy–even the iris has mountains from a different angle. Hold this lens carefully to your eye. What you see becomes […]

Ekphrastacy: Members Show 2020, “Three Letter Word for “Cool Looking”

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Three Letter Word for “Cool Looking” by Marion Starling Boyer after Fly by Juli Edberg   In the 1920s they were the plague of librarians, circling, swarming, pestering the reference desk for dictionaries, zipping to the shelves for encyclopedias, whizzing through the pages. They were crazed crossword puzzlers on the hunt.   Simon and Schuster […]

Heights Arts Says Goodbye To Cleveland Heights’ 9th Poet Laureate, Damien McClendon

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As Heights Arts welcomes Ray McNiece as Cleveland Heights’ 10th Poet Laureate, we say “well done” to our most recent wordsmith extraordinaire, Damien McClendon. A modern-day griot, Damien is known across the city – and nation – for his ability to illustrate the highs and lows of this country’s most marginalized communities through poetry. During […]

Random Acts of Art: Poetry- Ray McNiece performs “Adam’s Alzheimer’s”

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Please enjoy this poetry reading of Adam’s Alzheimer’s by the 2020-2022 Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Ray McNiece.   Would you like to contribute to Heights Arts’ Random Acts of Art, initiative? Click Here for more information. To View all contributions to Random Acts of Art, Click Here To learn more about our Literary programs, Click […]

Heights Arts Names Ray McNiece as 10th Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate

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Heights Arts Welcomes New Poet Laureate By Amanda Bohn The Heights Writes Community Team of Heights Arts has chosen Ray McNiece as the next Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate. The two-year appointment begins this month. Says executive director Rachel Bernstein, “The Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate was, for many years, the only poet laureateship in the state […]