The Poetry Forum

Columbus, Ohio USA

Central Ohio’s 

original poetry series

Spreading the word since 1984

Featured readers + open mic

Every Monday night

@ 7 PM 

Information: 614/937-6744

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The Poetry Forum resumes live readings

at Bossy Grrls Pin-Up Joint,

2598 North High Street in Old North Columbus,

on January 16, 2023, with featured reader


Ruth Awad 


Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet, 2021 NEA Poetry Fellow, and the author of Set to Music a Wildfire, winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Alongside Rachel Mennies, she is the co-editor of The Familiar Wild: On Dogs & Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2020 and 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her work appears in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Believer, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.  Her last appearance at The Poetry Forum was stunning, and we’re assuming no less as Ruth launches our live readings again.


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