Reflective Readings: DIRGE Author Series

May 18, 2014 / 1:00pm

Free for MOCA Members; Free with Museum admission

In connection with the exhibition DIRGE: Reflections on [Life and] Death, MOCA Cleveland presents a series of live readings by local authors whose works address mortality, loss, grief, memory, and transcendence. Four Cleveland-based authors will lead intimate 30-45 minute readings for visitors. The featured authors include poets, playwrights, and novelists, giving visitors the opportunity to process and explore the exhibition themes through a variety of literary expressions. A Museum educator will lead a guided tour of the exhibition one hour before the readings. 
 
AUTHOR:
Susan Grimm
Instructor
Cleveland Institute of Art
 
AUTHOR BIO:
Susan Grimm’s poems have appeared in Cincinnati Poetry Review, Poetry East, The Journal, and other publications. Her chapbook, Almost Home, was published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 1997. Her book of poems, Lake Erie Blue, was published by BkMk Press in 2004. She also edited Ordering the Storm: How to Put Together a Book of Poems, published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2006. In 2010, she won the inaugural Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, and in 2011, she won the Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize (Tygerburning Literary Journal). Her chapbook Roughed Up by the Sun’s Mothering Tongue was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She blogs at The White Space Inside the Poem.
 
DIRGE is funded by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation with support from Lauren Rich Fine and Gary Giller.