"Poetry Through Sylvan Windows" features the original poetry of two of Columbus’ premier poets, Scott Woods and Jeremy Glazier. Woods and Glazier are critics as well, and their deep engagement with the arts in its many manifestations colors the complex, engaging, and far-reaching sensibility and insight of their poems. Poet Charlene Fix, of the House of Toast, will emcee this program.
Scott Woods is the author of Urban Contemporary History Month (2016, Brick Cave Books) and We Over Here Now (2013, Brick Cave Books), and has published or edited work in a variety of publications. He has often been featured in national press, including multiple appearances on National Public Radio. He was the President of Poetry Slam Inc. and emcees the Writers’ Block Poetry Night, an open mic series in Columbus, Ohio. In April of 2006, he became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading, a feat he bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.
Jeremy Glazier is a poet, essayist, and two-time recipient of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award in Criticism. He has written for Chicago Review and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where you can read his essays on contemporary poetry by Alex Dimitrov, Don Share, and others, as well as on new translations of the 19th century French poet Stéphane Mallarmé and the contemporary Russian novelist Vladimir Sorokin. His own poems have appeared in Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and many other journals, and his translation of a poem by the early 20th century Peruvian poet José González Prada appeared in Kenyon Review. He is Associate Professor of English at Ohio Dominican University. His poem “In the Age of Monsanto, Virgil Reconsiders the Conundrum of the Bees” was selected for inclusion in New Poetry From the Midwest 2016.