Author Event – Women in Poetry Night

This evening will highlight the challenges of being a poet, a translator and a woman. The authors will discuss themes in their works, describe their writing and publishing processes, and read samples of their poems, Meditations in the Feminine translated from the original by Leanne Hoppe and They Were Bears by Sarah Marcus. Translator Leanne Hoppe holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University and works as a teacher, editor and translator in Cleveland. Her translations of the works of Italian poet Michela Zanarella were published as Meditations in the Feminine by Bordighera Press. They Were Bears drags us mercilessly back to our animal nature, honoring vulnerability and calling out sexual violence. Sarah Marcus teaches and writes in Cleveland. She is the author of two books of poetry and two chapbooks.