Word of Mouth Cincinnati (WoMC), a literary event consisting of both an Open Mic and a Feature Performance, runs the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. upstairs at MOTR Pub.
Word of Mouth Cincinnati, which began in January 2014, is co-hosted by fellow writers Jim Palmarini and Mark Flanigan. It was founded in memory of the late Aralee Strange who, after many years living, writing and producing work in the Cincinnati area, moved to Athens, Georgia where she co-founded Athens Word of Mouth.
Our featured readers on October 31, 2017 are Richard Hague and Pauletta Hansel.
Richard Hague is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, most recently Studied Days: Poems Early and Late in Appalachia (Dos Madres Press, 2017), which explores the geographical, cultural, social and artistic contexts of his Appalachian life. Dick taught for forty-five years at an inner-city high school in Cincinnati, and is now Writer-in-Residence at Thomas More College.
Pauletta Hansel is Cincinnati’s Poet Laureate. Her most recent book is Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017), a collection of poems and prose pieces written in response to her mother’s dementia. Pauletta is managing editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative.
Publication of both Studied Days and Palindrome were funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council.
WoMC is an intentional arc of both past and future utterance, inspired by our most revered voice, with a nod to her Athens, GA compatriots. Word of Mouth asks poets to Show Up, Mouth Off and Pay Attention.