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The William N. Skirball Writer's Center is home to the Poetry Workshop at Cuyahoga County Public Library, one of the longest-running public poetry workshops in the country. In 2018, the Poetry Workshop is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

The poems of workshop participants are collected annually in chapbook format. Recent editions are available here, for your reading enjoyment. 

2017 Poetry Workshop Chapbook 
2016 Poetry Workshop Chapbook 
2015 Poetry Workshop Chapbook 
2014 Poetry Workshop Chapbook 
2013 Poetry Workshop Chapbook
 

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In his monthly column, "Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry," Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas explains how you can love poetry — without even realizing it.

SEPTEMBER 2018 COLUMN 
OCTOBER 2018 COLUMN 
NOVEMBER 2018 COLUMN
DECEMBER 2018 COLUMN
 

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‚ÄčEvery April (National Poetry Month), our READ + WRITE: 30 Days of Poetry project, presented in collaboration with Northeast Ohio poet Diane Kendig, seeks to connect readers with the poets and poetry of Northeast Ohio. Each day we share the work of Ohio's best poets and provide fun poetry writing exercises to spark your creativity. 

We thank all of the many talented writers who contributed their poetry to this project over the years, and invite readers to explore and enjoy their work. 

EXPLORE READ + WRITE

 
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