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Mindful Poetry Moments at the Merc

Mindful Poetry Moments at the Merc

Mercantile Library 414 Walnut St. #1100
Cincinnati , OH 45202

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Join us for two spirited, free evening events at The Mercantile Library to celebrate Mindful Poetry Moments, our collaboration with The On Being Project for National Poetry Month.

Troy Bronsink, from The Hive, and Stacy Sims, of The Well, will be joined by representatives of WordPlay and other poetry luminaries, including Cincinnati Poet Laureate, Manuel Iris, for an evening of contemplation, sharing and responses to this year's Mindful Poetry Month selections, including:

Brad Aaron Modlin - "What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade"
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - "On Listening to Your Teacher Take Attendance"
Naomi Shihab Nye - "Alive"
Carrie Newcomer - "Three Gratitudes"
Gregory Orr - "Let's Remake the World with Words"

Wednesday, April 1st: 5:30 pm reception, 6-7:30 pm gathering.

Wednesday, April 15th: 5:30 pm reception, 6-7:30 pm gathering.

Guests also receive access to our Mindful Poetry Moments web app for daily listening. We will celebrate a couple of poems at each event.