The City Club of Cleveland

login Create an Account

private events

Not a Member?

Our members are champions of free speech. Join today!


Account Login


Forgot Password? Create an Account

Forgot Password

submit Cancel

Update Password


Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Arts & Culture

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry

Friday, August 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Add to Favorites

Share This

"We have been taught that poems are riddles meant to be solved, rather than songs meant to heard." – Dave Lucas

Clevelander Dave Lucas became the Ohio Poet Laureate in January 2018. Lucas succeeds Dr. Amit Majmudar of Columbus, the state's first poet laureate after Governor Kasich created the position in 2014.

As poet laureate, part of Lucas' mission is to advocate for a broadening of our understanding of poetry, so we might come to see its presence in the everyday—in slang, jargon, song lyrics, our own emails, and maybe even our shopping lists. Maybe that last one is a stretch. But, during his two-year term, he will traverse the state encouraging Ohioans to read, write, and experience poetry.

The co-founder of the successful writers’ events Brews + Prose, Lucas will talk about why poetry matters, how it makes us human, and even if you’re not convinced of those first two, how it can at least be fun.

Want to know who is speaking next at the City Club? Sign up here.

Slice 1 Created with Sketch.

Our New Address

1317 Euclid Avenue, Suite 100
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

The City Club of Cleveland building

Photo Gallery

1 of 22