Poet Steve Brightman has written a poem every day since January 1, 2010. Brightman will talk about his poem-a-day project, what drew him to poetry, and read some of his works. A selection of his poetry will be available for purchase.
Steve lives in Akron with his wife and their parrot. He has recently had work included in the Words Made Visible collaboration of Ohio-affiliated authors and Youngstown State University students/educators. His full length collection, The Wild Gospel Of Careening And Other Sermons From The Rumble Strip was released in 2015. His most recent chapbooks are History, Too, Is A Simple Machine and 13 Ways Of Looking At Lou Reed. He is currently working on another full-length manuscript, tentatively titled The Triptych Where I Was Born.