Poetry Plus Presents Kerry Trautman

Category: Poetry & Literature

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Art on Madison
13703 Madison
Lakewood, OH 44107

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Art on Madison is pleased to present Kerry Trautman as the featured reader for the POETRY + reading series on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Each month Art on Madison features a different writer or poet to present an extended reading at the gallery. The aim of this reading series is to shine the spotlight on a single writer, providing them with the platform and time necessary to present a body of work and to connect with their audience.

Kerry Trautman is a founder/admin for ToledoPoet.com and the “Toledo Poetry Museum” Facebook page. She is a poetry editor for "Red Fez," and she participates in events such as Artomatic 419, Back to Jack, and the Columbus Arts Festival. Her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies and journals, including "Midwestern Gothic," "Alimentum," "The Coe Review," "Five2One," "Naugatuck River Review," and "Third Wednesday." Kerry was a finalist for the "Slippery Elm" poetry prize in 2015, 2016 & 2017, placed three times in the Toledo Museum of Art’s annual Ekphrastic Poetry contest, and won 1st-place Adult Category in "Mock Turtle Zine"’s poetry contest in 2013, 2014, and 2017. In 2015, one of Kerry’s unpublished collections, "Leaning into it," was a finalist for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Stevens Award, and was a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard Series 1st Book Award. Her second poetry chapbook, "To Have Hoped," is available now here. Her third chapbook "Artifacts," was recently published by NightBallet Press in December 2017.

POETRY + is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm. Readings begin at 7:30pm.

More information and how to submit to POETRY + can be found here or via email at [email protected]com.

Art on Madison is the studio and gallery of artist, Ivan Kende, Founder and Vanessa Wright, Director. The gallery’s mission is to support emerging and mid-career regional and national artists and writers. Art on Madison seeks to present thought-provoking work and to provide a space which encourages creativity, cultivates new ideas, and promotes compelling dialogue. 

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