March 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm

New Poetry Series Debuts at Dairy Barn, March 15

Spoken & Heard graphic, poetry of departure and relevance

A new poetry series, Spoken & Heard: Poetry of Departure and Relevance, is debuting this year at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens.

The series will begin in March with poet Maggie Smith, author of the critically acclaimed collection Good Bones.

Opening for Smith will be Deni Naffziger, OHIO alum (’84) and adjunct instructor in OHIO’s English Department.

  • Thursday, March 15: Maggie Smith
    • Opening Poet: Deni Naffziger
  • Thursday, April 19: Stories of Mental Health
    • Opening Poet: Jean Mikhail
  • Thursday, May 24: Scott Woods
    • Opening Poet: Ivars Balkits
  • Thursday, June 14: Paulette Hansel and Roy Bentley
    • Opening Poet: Kari Gunter-Seymour

All events begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 9:00 p.m. Questions may be directed to


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