The Poetry Forum

Columbus, Ohio USA

Central Ohio’s 

original poetry series

Spreading the word since 1984

Featured Readers

+ open mic

Second Monday each month

@ 7 PM on Zoom

Information: 614/937-6744

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Annual Dead Poets reading!

Sunday, October 31, 7 PM

“With an Eye of Newt and the Wool of Bat….” 

A Halloween open mic

sponsored by The Poetry Forum 

and Ohio Poetry Association 

After being interred for 2 years, our annual Dead Poets reading returns

in cooperation with Ohio Poetry Association

 with an in-person event in a special location.

Join us at Greenlawn Cemetery’s Green Lawn Abbey mausoleum

for a celebratory evening of open-mic poetry to continue

Columbus’ original Dead Poets Reading & honor the Halloween season.

The Poetry Forum prefers readings of a dead poet’s work, so we hope you don the garb and see if others know who you are

(before you tell us a bit about your dead-poet self).

But this year we welcome your own poems that transcend the veil between the living and the dead and let us sink our teeth into

your spooktacular vernacular and hearse-worthy verse.

Some seating will be provided, but you may bring your own chair

to ensure a comfortable repose—er, seat.

Free Parking. Wine and water available for donation.

All proceeds from donations go to The Abbey.

COVID protocols will be observed, with masks required.

Event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.


Click here to register.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 30.

And don’t forget

The Poetry Forum continues to host its readings

as a monthly Zoom series.

Our next Zoom reading will be on

November 8 at 7 PM.


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