Ozark Poets & Writers Collective

The New Voice of Poetry

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By Ginny Masullo On the last Tuesday of every month (except December), the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective hosts a featured reader and open mic. At 7 p.m. this Tuesday, slam poet Houston Hughes is the feature, but he definitely will not be reading to the audience sitting in the Nightbird Books breezeway on Dickson…

Gift of Inspiration

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Photo Submitted Tom Andes

By Cat Donnelly “I usually write to a word count. When I do feel inspired, it’s a gift.” — Tom Andes Fiction writer Tom Andes will be featured at the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street. Andes graduated from Loyola University, New Orleans, and went…

OPWC Presents: Leah Gould

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By Ginny Masullo TFW Contributing Writer When performance poet Leah Gould recites her original poetry this Tuesday for the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective monthly reading at Nightbird Books, she’ll be playing a ukulele behind some of her verses. This dynamic, award-winning poet performs like a natural, but she hit the poetry slam scene reluctantly….

OPWC: Clayton Scott

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Staff Report Former Fayetteville Poet Laureate, Clayton Scott, will bring some heat to the OPWC’s poetry reading at Nightbird Books on Jan. 31. Author and former UA creative writing chairwoman, Molly Giles said of an earlier poetry performance by Scott, “I was blown away. His performance poetry is electrifying! His stage presence was professional and…

Gabrielle Idlet

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By Ginny Massulo Contributing Writer When Gabrielle Idlet steps up to the Ozark Poets and Writers’ mic at Nightbird Books at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, she’ll read from her wild yet accessible prose. Idlet teaches at Northwest Arkansas Community College and has been an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University and the Polytechnic Institute…

Featured Poet: Martha Silano

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Seattle poet Martha Silano will be the featured reader for Ozark Poets and Writers Collective. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird books on Dickson Street. Silano is an English instructor at Bellevue College in Seattle, Wash., and is the author of three books of poetry. She received her bachelor’s degree from Grinnell…