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.
Our feature on June 26, 2018 is Jeremy Paden (Lexington, KY).
Jeremy Paden was born in Milan, Italy and raised in Central America and the Caribbean. He is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and the author of several chapbooks of poems in English: Broken Tulips (Accents Press, 2013), ruina montium (Broadstone Books, 2016), and prison recipes (Broadstone Books, 2018). He also has a chapbook of translated poems: Delicate Matters (Winged City Press, 2016) and is co-editor of an anthology of Affrilachian poetry, Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets (University of Kentucky Press, 2018). His collection ruina montium has recently come out in Spanish (Valparaiso Ediciones, 2018).
Jeremy’s poems and translations have appeared in such places as: Asymptote Journal, Beloit Poetry Journal, California Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Cortland Review, Louisville Review, Rattle, Words Without Borders, and other places. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.