Join Fred Andrle and Charlene Fix for readings from their recent collections. Andrle’s new release is Rocking in the Cradle of the Moment, an assembly of small poems -- groupings in haiku and senryu form, with variations. The collection is voiced with a gentle passion and rooted in the goodness life provides. Fix’s latest collection is Taking a Walk in My Animal Hat, a gentle and humorous volume where the author goes beyond her animal subjects as representative to each creature's self and tells their inherent stories.
Fred Andrle is a poet, playwright, and journalist. His earlier poetry collection, What Counts, is also from XOXOX Press (2012). Andrle’s poetry was featured in the anthology Prayers to Protest: Poems that Center and Bless Us(Pudding House Press), and his poem "The Book," was read on the public radio series "The Writer's Almanac." Andrle has received playwriting and poetry fellowships from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. His one-act play, The Eternal Brunch, was staged by CATCO, the Contemporary American Theater Company. He is a member of the "House of Toast," a Columbus poetry writing and performance group. Andrle is a radio legend in Central Ohio, having hosted a popular talk show on WOSU, a National Public Radio affiliate in Columbus, for twenty years. He also served as Executive Producer for WOSU-TV and has received Ohio Public Broadcasting and Regional Emmy awards for his radio and television programs.
Charlene Fix is the author of fivepoetry collections, including Frankenstein's Flowersand a critical study, Harpo Marx as Trickster. She has received fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and has published poems in Poetry, Literary Imagination, Hotel Amerika, The Manhattan Review and others. Fix has received the Robert H. Winner Memorial Award and Louis Hammer memorial Awards from the Poetry Society of America.She is Emeritus Professor of Writing and Literature at Columbus College of Art and Design.