Pop-up poetry comes to the Heights
Once again, Heights Arts is bringing art into the community. This time it’s Pop-Up Poetry, in which some of the region's most interesting and provocative poets stage one-time-only public poetry happenings.
The poets will be popping up in a portable booth created by architect Theodore Ferringer and furniture designer Patrick Doran. In a radical update of Lucy's "Psychiatric Help 5 cents" booth, the Pop-Up Poetry booth sets up, unfolds, and the poet is in business. Look for the sign that says, "The Poet is IN" at the events listed below. If you step up to the Pop-Up Poetry booth, the poet-in-temporary-residence there might write a poem just for you, do a rap, or help you write a love poem. You never know.
Saturday, July 14, 1–4 p.m.
Alma Theatre Courtyard in Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, with Cindy Washabaugh
Tuesday, July 17, 2–5 p.m.
Noble Neighborhood Library atrium, 2800 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights, with Shelley Chernin & Friends
Sunday, August 12, 12–1:30 p.m.
Discover Cedar Fairmount Arts Festival, at Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, with Cavana Faithwalker
Wednesday, August 22, 12–2 p.m.
Shaker Lakes Nature Center, 2600 South Park Boulevard, Cleveland, with Kathleen Cerveny
For more information, visit www.heightsarts.org, or call Heights Arts at 216-371-3457.
Meredith Holmes is a freelance writer-editor and a 30-year resident of Cleveland Heights. Active in HeightsArts and a member of the HeightsWrites committee, Holmes was Cleveland Heights's first poet laureate.