Coast Line: Poetry Readings by Nin Andrews, Kisha Nicole Foster and Dave Lucas
Nin Andrews is the author of fourteen collections of poetry including Sleeping with Houdini, Why God Is a Woman and Southern Comfort. The recipient of two Ohio Arts Council grants, her poems have appeared in many literary reviews and anthologies including Ploughshares, the Paris Review, The Best of the Prose Poem and four volumes of Best American Poetry. Her book, Why God Is a Woman, won the Ohioana award in 2016. Her next full-length collection, Miss August, will be published by CavanKerry Press in 2017.
A nominee of the Cleveland Arts Prize, Kisha Nicole Foster is a poet, educator, coach and mentor. She studied English at Cleveland State University. Foster has represented Cleveland several times nationally, and the Poets and Writers League of Greater Cleveland (now the LIT) noted Foster as one of the Top 25 Writers of Greater Cleveland in 2006. In 2010, Foster produced her first one-woman show, “Remember Rebirth WeLive,” for Black Poetic Society at the Cleveland Museum of Art. After self-publishing three works, Foster was approached by Guide to Kulchur Press in 2015 to publish her first full length collection of poems, titled Poems: 1999-2014.
Dave Lucas was born and raised in Cleveland. He is the author of Weather, which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. The same year, Rita Dove named him as one of thirteen “young poets to watch.” He is a cofounder of Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery, and he teaches at Case Western Reserve University.