Upcoming Events:

Uncloistered Online - 

Sunday, January 9 at 6pm EST

Featured Readers: Kayla Marie Williams,

La Kata EK, and John Dorroh

Features followed by open mic.

The Poetry Forum presents

Jonie McIntire

Monday, January 10 at 7pm EST

Hosted by Steve Abbott

Feature followed by open mic

check here for the Zoom link or Facebook Live

Mike Hackney & Friends

Poetry Reading

Thursday, January 20 at 6pm EST

Poetry by Michael Hackney, followed by open mic

Gathering Volumes 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551


About Me

Welcome to the website of Jonie McIntire, Poet Laureate of Lucas County, Ohio

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.


My poetry has been published in Waterwheel Review, North of Oxford, Gasconade Review, Khroma, Malarkey Books, Dissonance Magazine, Women Speak - Women of Appalachia Anthology, and in many other journals and collections. My work has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize. 


I am the poetry editor for Of Rust and Glass and serve as the Membership Chair for the Ohio Poetry Association. I host a monthly poetry reading series, Uncloistered Poetry, which has been going for six years and currently runs in-person and on-line events each month.


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.


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