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Upcoming Events
Thu, Feb 20
Gathering Volumes
Cocklebur Press Monthly Reading Ft Adrian Lime & Jonie McIntire
Two crazy old cats sharing love poems!
Sat, Mar 21
Main Street Books
Borderlands Poetry Reading
Featured readers for March are Jonie McIntire and Adrian Lime from Toledo, Ohio!

About Me

My name is Jonie McIntire and I’m a poet. Becoming a part of the Toledo, Ohio literary community has given me room to grow my passion for literary arts. Giving back to that community is just as important to me as pushing my own craft forward.


My most recent chapbook, Semidomesticated (working title) will be coming out from NightBallet Press in early Summer 2020. My first two chapbooks were Beyond the Sidewalk (NightBallet Press, 2017) and Not All Who Are Lost Wander (Finishing Line Press, 2016). I host two monthly poetry reading series, Uncloistered Poetry and Art & Performance Poetry, and have been the poetry editor for Springboard, a teen literary journal, for the past three years. A recipient of an Arts Commission Accelerator Grant, I 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.


Upcoming Events I Will Host:

Saturday, February 15 from 1pm-3pm at

Art & Performance Center of West Toledo:

WritersShop open writing workshop

Tuesday, February 18 from 6pm to 7pm at

Main Library (Community Room):

Zipcode Ode Writing Workshop

Saturday, February 22 from 11am to noon at

Point Place Library:

Zipcode Ode Writing Workshop

Saturday, February 22 from 4pm to 5pm at

King Road Library:

Zipcode Ode Writing Workshop

Friday, February 28 at 6pm at

Art & Performance Center of West Toledo:

Art & Performance Poetry with featured readers Rebel Jones and Jodie Summers

Saturday, February 29 from 1pm-3pm at

Art & Performance Center of West Toledo:

WritersShop open writing workshop

Sunday, March 8 at 6pm at Calvino’s

Restaurant and Wine Bar:  Uncloistered Poetry with featured readers Sam Wright and John Burroughs


"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"

Henry David Thoreau


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Toledo, OH, USA