Join us for the Inkwell Open Mic and Reading Series, happening every second Monday of the month at Urban Artifact. The show starts with an open mic, followed this month by our feature performer Matt Hart.
This all-ages event has a suggested $2 cover to help support feature artists, but no one will be turned away at the door. Bring your words (up to two poems and five minutes total per performer) to share, or just come enjoy some of Cincinnati's finest craft beer and listen.
About the feature:
Matt Hart is the author of five books of poems: Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006), Wolf Face (H_NGM_N BKS, 2010), Light-Headed (BlazeVOX, 2011), and Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2012), and Debacle Debacle (H_NGM_N BKS, 2013). Additionally, his poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Big Bell, Cincinnati Review, Coldfront, Columbia Poetry Review, H_NGM_N, Harvard Review, jubilat, Lungfull!, and Post Road, among others.
Hart's awards include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band TRAVEL.