A feature/open poetry reading in Cincinnati, Ohio. As ever, an intentional arc of both past and future utterance,
the last Sunday of every month at 6 p.m.
YALIE SAWEDA KAMARA is a Sierra Leonean-American writer, educator, and researcher from Oakland, California, and the 2022-2023 Cincinnati and Mercantile Library Poet Laureate. She is the author of A Brief Biography of My Name (2018) and When the Living Sing (2017). Kamara has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series competition and the Brunel International African Poetry Prize. She earned a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Cincinnati, an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University, Bloomington and an MA in French Culture and Civilization from Middlebury College. For more: www.yaylala.com
Word of Mouth was founded in 2014 by poets Mark Flanigan and Jim Palmarini, inspired by the late poet and co-conspirator Aralee Strange. Word of Mouth asks poets of all persuasion to show up, mouth off, and listen.