Pauletta Hansel & Marjorie Maddox (June 1)

Updated: Jul 31



First Wednesday features poets Pauletta Hansel of Cincinnati and Marjorie Maddox of Williamsport, Pa. Open mic to follow. Erica Putro will co-host. We will also be celebrating National Hazelnut Cake Day.


Pauletta Hansel’s books include Heartbreak Tree, Friend, Coal Town Photograph and Palindrome, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for Appalachian poetry; her writing was featured in Oxford American, Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. Pauletta was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate and past managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel.


Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published 13 collections of poetry—including Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation; Begin with a Question; the ekphrastic collaboration Heart Speaks, Is Spoken ForWhat She Was Saying (stories), and 4 children’s books. In the Museum of My Daughter’s Mind is forthcoming in 2023.

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