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 feature on September 26, 2017 is Steven Paul Lansky (Cincinnati, OH).
Steven Paul Lansky wrote Main St. (2002) and Eleven Word Title for Confessional Political Poetry Originally Composed for Radio (2009), two poetry chapbooks published by Seaweed Sideshow Circus. His audio-novel, Jack Acid (2004), has been available since 2012. His novel, the citizen, has been excerpted widely in both regional and national publications such as The Brooklyn Rail and CityBeat. Most recently, his novella, A Black Bird Fell Out of the Sky was published in spring 2017 on Seaweed Sideshow Circus.
Lansky taught English at Miami University from 1999-2014 as part of the Creative Writing Faculty. From 1989-1998, he worked as a Social Worker at CRI, while hosting Night Music, a weekly program of music and literary arts on 89.7 WNKU. He earned a MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from The University of Tampa’s Low-Residency program from 2013-2015. In 1984 and 1985, he won a neighborhood creative writing contest in the City of Cincinnati and was named Poet Laureate of Over-the-Rhine. He currently lives in Clifton, where he often sits on his porch drinking green tea from a Mason jar
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.