Cleveland Literary Legend Steven B. Smith Holds Court at Art on Madison’s Poetry +

Tue 2/19 @ 7-9PM

Poet/publisher/memoirist/event creator/world traveler Steve B. Smith is one of Cleveland’s legendary literary characters.

He’s been part of virtually every underground literary scene/event in town for decades. From 1986-2006 he was the publisher of Artcrimes, featuring 57 poets and artists during its run. The most recent works in his copious catalog are his 2012 memoir Stations of the Lost & Found, a True Tale of Armed Robbery, Stolen Cars, Outsider Art, Mutant Poetry, Underground Publishing, Robbing the Cradle, and Leaving the Country and 2018’s Where Never Was Already Is featuring 244 poems and 29 collages spanning 54 years of his work.

When he comes to Art on Madison as the presenter of its monthly Poetry + program, which gives one writer the stage for a full evening, he’ll be reading from both. He describes his 45-minute program as having four parts: “Recitation, Collaboration, Audience Participation, Summation.” It will be followed by a Q&A.

Poetry + is free and open at the public.


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