Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery is a monthly literary series featuring readings by established and emerging authors in one of Cleveland’s most popular places to eat and drink.
Panelists: Marianne Boruch, Sumita Chakrabortty, Deborah Landau, Robin Beth Schaer, Don Share
The revolutionary space in contemporary long poems can sustain innovative explorations of gender, race, family, ecology, and the tradition of poetry itself. Inspired by the recent resurgence of long and book-length poems, this panel asks how the form advances experimental voices and unlocks multifarious possibilities. How are contemporary writers forging a new, expansive epic that is both intimate and universal? When is the wild and impractical venture of a long poem exactly right for the job?
Panelists: Rosebud Ben-Oni, Joy Katz, Erika Meitner, Sam Sax, Robin Beth Schaer
Dating back 2000 years, the concept of Tikkun Olam conveys a responsibility among Jews to help repair the world. This panel will explore how Jewish poets interpret that ethical commandment in their work and balance the solitude of writing with social engagement and activism. Panelists will discuss the particular ways poetry can (and can’t) respond to cultural and environmental crisis, and how writers can, as Grace Paley exhorts, “go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.”