Poet Susan Grimm to lead BAYarts' next Storytellers session

Susan Grimm is the author of "Roughed Up by the Sun's Mothering Tongue."

The next BAYarts Storytellers Series hosts Cleveland poet Susan Grimm. The session, which will take place on Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., will incorporate a reading of her own poetry along with time for questions. This is free event will take place in the Fuller House on the BAYarts campus, 28795 Lake Road.

Susan Grimm is the author of "Almost Home," "Lake Erie Blue" and "Roughed Up by the Sun’s Mothering Tongue." Her work has appeared in Blackbird, The Journal, The Cortland Review, Seneca Review and Tar River Poetry.

She earned an MFA in poetry through the Northeast Ohio MFA consortium and teaches creative writing part-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She also occasionally teaches classes for Literary Cleveland.

In review of her work, critic David Citino says, "Susan Grimm has created a vibrant and haunted city of desire lying along a great lake that ripples with mystery. She sings of the one place we know more and less about than any other: home." 

Below is an excerpt from "Drinking Up Darkness" in "Roughed Up by the Sun’s Mothering Tongue" by Susan Grimm:

The street is a dusky
vision – rationalities of candles, every porch


filled. Here on the edge of day, our eyes jitter
to admit more light, the trees blotting up
darkness, the leaves rising and turning


like birds.

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale is the Marketing Manager at BAYarts.

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