Maj Ragain and Nicole Robinson Poetry, Birthday Celebration and BBQ Saturday Sept. 15th at 3 p.m.

Russell Vidrick and Brandt Gallery presents poetry by Maj Ragain and Nicole Robinson.

Longtime friends of Russell’s and Brandt Gallery, Maj and Nikki will be featured readers with an open mic to follow. The grill will be lit, some burgers (beef and veggie) will be provided. Potluck encouraged!!

Maj Ragain was born on a Saturday morning, September 15, 1940 in Olney, a small farming community in southeastern Illinois. He holds a Phd from Kent State University where he has taught poetry, off and on, since 1969. He is the author of numerous books of poetry including The Oleny Dreadnot Book, Twist the Axe, Fresh Oil Loose Gravel, and A Hungry Ghost Surrenders His Tacklebox. Ragain lives in Kent, Ohio with his wife LuAnn Csernotta and serves as host to the open poetry readings at Last Exit Bookstore and the annual Jawbone Poetry Festival.

Nicole Robinson is the outreach coordinator for Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. She is the author of the chapbook, The Slop of Giving In, The Melt of Letting Go and her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Literary Imagination, The Louisville Review, Spillway, and elsewhere. She lives in Kent, Ohio with her partner Deb, and their two greyhounds, Bill & Betty.

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