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Meter, Metaphor | Measure, Melody

  • Kafe Kerouac 2250 North High Street Columbus, OH, 43201 United States (map)

A night of spoken word and intimate music from a few accomplished and talented performers. A poet will read and then a songwriter will perform. The works should complement each other, teasing out the relationship between the two art forms. 

Admission is $5.


Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (forthcoming in 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and is a winner of the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship.

Keith Leonard's first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2016. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.


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