Baker-Nord Center to host afternoon of poetry April 6

Nationally recognized poets will provide their concepts of the “Nature of Nature” during Case Western Reserve University’s Poetry in the Museum program.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Registration is required for free admission to the museum.

Featured poets include:

  • M. L. Smoker, the pen name for Mandy Broaddus, director of Indian Education for the Montana Office of Public Instruction and a educator, poet and member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes in Montana.
  • David Hassler, award-winning author and poet and director of Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center.
  • Emily Wilson, designer and printer of letterpress books for Spurwink Press. She also has published two poetry books of her own.

During the event, the 2014 Poetry in the Museum contest winners will be announced.  The winners will read their poems.

The event is sponsored by Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the event, call Maggie Kaminski from the Baker-Nord Center at 216.368.2242 or visit