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“What potent blood hath modest May” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

After all of the planning that went on in April, we are deep into May’s events. And the sun is shining on a beautiful Toledo. At 4pm today, we share the Toledo sun with visiting poets Jeremy Jusek, John Freeman and Justin Hamm at Uncloistered Poetry Live at The Attic on Adams. Join in on one of Toledo's best ever open mics!


Tomorrow, we celebrate Mother’s Day and women’s ability to choose motherhood by joining together for Mother’s Day March for Choice at noon. And later, we share women’s words with an incredible line-up of poets for Uncloistered Poetry Online at 6pm. Be sure to register for the Zoom link to hear featured poets Madeline Artenberg, Stephanie Kendrick, Shei Sanchez, and Carolyn Lee Wright. Virtual open mic follows the features.


And next weekend, Toledo gets to host Ohio’s incredible Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour at the book launch & reading of “I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing” at 2pm in the McMaster Center at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library downtown. This anthology, edited by Ohio’s Poet Laureate, is made possible by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Bringing together poets from across the state, the anthology speaks honestly and proudly of Ohio’s Appalachia. Uncloistered Poetry is honored to be a part of this incredible project. All of these events are free and open to all.




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