8/12 The Kozo Reading Series @ The Morgan Conservatory

7:30 THIS FRIDAY in Cleveland…

Parking is off E 45th Street. This is an exhibit opening night. More info, including feature bios, future feature lineups and events, can be found at the reading series’ homepage at burningriver.info.

Author publications will also be on hand.

See you there!
Jonie McIntire is the Poetry Editor of the Toledo Streets Newspaper and coordinator of the annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change events in Toledo. Her work has been published in the online journal Red Fez, in the anthology /Sam & Andy’s Uptown Café,/ as well as other collections. Her poem “Work Night” won 2nd place in the Toledo City Paper Poetry Contest in 2015. And her poems have even been stamped into cement as part of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Sidewalk Poetry series. She is the author of “Not All Who Are Lost Wander,” a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press and lives in Toledo, Ohio with her husband, two children, two dogs and, occasionally, some goldfish.

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. He also manages Caliban Book Shop in Oakland (and owns Desolation Row Records located inside). Collins is the former co-director of the TNY Presents Performance Series and was the managing editor of The New Yinzer online literary journal from 2005-09. A book of his poems entitled King Everything was published in 2007 by Six Gallery Press, and The Liturgy of Streets was published by them in 2009. The chapbook Last Call was published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010. Pennsylvania Welcomes You (2013) was followed by his latest poetry collection Local Conditions in 2015. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their three cats.

Jason Baldinger has spent a life in odd jobs, if only poetry was the strangest of them he’d have far less to talk about. He’s traveled the country and written a few books, the latest of which are The Lower 48 (Six Gallery Press) and The Studs Terkel Blues (Night Ballet Press). A short litany of publishing credits include Blast Furnace, The Glassblock, Lilliput Review, Green Panda Press, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can hear audio versions of some poems on Bandcamp, just type in his name.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals including Kitchen Sink, Third Coast, Nerve Cowboy, and the Free State Review. He is the author of two poetry collections: Unattended Fire (Six Gallery Press, 2012) and The River Underneath the City (Low Ghost Press, 2013). He was also a finalist for the Cultural Weekly’s 2014 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He is currently at work on a new collection of poems.

Milenko (Miles) Budimir is the author of two chapbooks; Departures (Burning River) and Rustbelt Romance (deep cleveland), and mini chapbooks Zdravox (Language Foundry) and Missing Albertly (Green Panda). His poems have appeared in a variety of small press publications including most recently Great Lakes Review, Guide to Kulchur Quarterly, and PoetryBay among others. He works as a philosophy lecturer and technical writer and editor in the Cleveland area.

Cindy Bosley grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa, and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1991. After leaving her tenured teaching job in Toledo to be an at-home parent to daughters who are regular inspirations in the form of Emma, Isabel, and Molly, Cindy Bosley is now a substitute teacher who also quilts and creates dollhouse miniatures. Bosley’s poetry has appeared in a number of academic and literary journals, and she has two non-fiction essays in a college composition textbook.

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