After the featured reader at 7:00, musician Shiloh Hawkins will take the stage, followed by an open mic emceed by neighborhood developer Thomas Hetrick.
Lit Youngstown welcomes poet and scholar Philip Metres, professor of English at John Carroll University. His numerous books of poetry and translation are Sand Opera (2015), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (2015), Compleat Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Poetic Texts of Lev Rubinstein (2014), Concordance of Leaves (2013), abu ghraib arias (2011), Ode to Oil (2011), To See the Earth (2008), Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 (2007), Instants (2006), Primer for Non-Native Speakers (2004), Catalogue of Comedic Novelties: Selected Poems of Lev Rubinstein (2004), and A Kindred Orphanhood: Selected Poems of Sergey Gandlevsky (2003).
Philip will be reading from his most recent book, Sand Opera, which has won awards and national acclaim. According to the publisher, “Philip Metres exposes our common humanity while investigating the dehumanizing perils of war and its lasting effect on our culture.”