Tributary Reader Launch Party
Saturday, July 3 at 5pm EST
Hosted by Tributary Reader
Outdoor event at Mansfield Art Center
in Mansfield, Ohio
Black Lives reading and open mic
Saturday, July 10 at 7pm EST
featuring poets published in Black Lives book
(handmade by Jonie McIntire as part of
Pop-Up Poetry Series)
Sign up at 6pm, reading starts at 7pm
at The Trunk, 3353 Franklin Ave, Toledo, Ohio
Sunday, July 11 at 6pm EST
Featured readers: Kay Renee, Selene Frost, Melvin Douglas Johnson, Paula Lambert
Features followed by open mic
Poetry in the Park
Friday, July 16 at 5pm CST
A dozen featured readers from around the US
including Jonie McIntire, Adrian Lime and Kerry Trautman from Toledo, Ohio area
Tower Grove Park, Roman Pavilion
St. Louis, Missouri
Barb’s Books Presents:
No Zoom Saturday
Saturday, July 17 at 4pm CST
Fourteen featured readers from around the US
including Jonie McIntire, Adrian Lime, Dan Denton and Kerry Trautman from Toledo, Ohio area
314 S. Alvarado Ave, Belle, Missouri
Welcome to the website of Jonie McIntire, a writer/poet in Northwest Ohio.
First thing you need to know, other than it’s lovely that you’ve landed here, is how important building literary community is to me.
When I came to Toledo in my early twenties, I found a community that felt closed. One that had hidden cultures you had to seek out. In finding the feminist community, the anarchist community, the literary community, I started to see how desperately people needed to connect to and support each other. In the poetry community, particularly, I found intersections of all groups and people – the academic, the homeless, all races and sexes and identities, different abilities and political notions. Everything interwoven.
So my important work became creating platforms for area artists, finding venues for their poetry and workshops to help them grow. And by bringing artists from around the country to share their craft, by being challenged by the artists here in Toledo, my craft has grown and been refined. The growth and maturity of Toledo poetry mirrors my own, in some ways. We hit dry spells, we reinvent ourselves, we have boon years of frantic activity. We keep trying. We do better together.
My first two chapbooks were Beyond the Sidewalk (NightBallet Press, 2017) and Not All Who Are Lost Wander (Finishing Line Press, 2016). My third chapbook, Semidomesticated, was the winner of the Red Flag Poetry 2020 Chapbook contest and was released in March 2021. I host a monthly poetry reading series, Uncloistered Poetry, and have been the poetry editor for Springboard, a teen literary journal, for the past three years. My current project, called PopUp Printing, involves creating small chapbooks to raise funds for immediate needs in Northwest Ohio. Not only have I led countless writing workshops and poetry events, I also have poems published in journals across the country and even stamped into cement in Toledo, Ohio as part of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Sidewalk Poetry series.
Publications for sale:
Beyond the Sidewalk
Not All Who Are Lost Wander: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/not-all-who-are-lost-wander-by-jonie-mcintire/
Gasconade Review 2
Gasconade Review: Ladies Night