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Strolling on Coventry Crosswalks in Poetography

Notre Dame English Professor Dr. Amy Kesegich is one of 10 poets whose work has been published in “Poetography,” a book that pairs poetry with photography.

Dr. Amy Kesegich“Poetography” is the idea of Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Gail Bellamy and facilitated by Heights Arts. Ten poets and 10 photographers were invited to work together in randomly-assigned pairs to create poems and photographs about some aspect of Coventry Village. Their chosen subject matter ranged from the closing of Vidstar Video to back-alley fire escapes to love and loss.

In her poem “Coventry Crosswalks,” Dr. Kesegich takes readers on a stroll on Coventry Road, from Tommy’s and Jimmy John’s to Big Fun and the Grog Shop. She will read her poem along with the other artists at Mac’s Backs Paperbacks at 1820 Coventry Road on Saturday, April 10. There will be a reading and discussion at 3 p.m. Posters of the 10 paired poems and photographs will be on display right next door at Tommy’s and in selected Coventry storefronts in April, which is National Poetry Month.

Heights Arts is celebrating its 10th year of arts in the city with a variety of arts programs, from visual to musical. “Poetography” is sponsored by local stores, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Select this link to view a copy of “Poetography” and read Dr. Kesegich’s poem “Coventry Crosswalks.”