Logan in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tessa Sweazy Webb
Founder of Ohio Poetry Day
Erected 2008 by Hocking County Historical Society, Logan-Holl Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-37.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Logan OH 43138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hocking County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Worthington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hocking County Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hocking County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hocking County Iraqi Freedom Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hocking County Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nils Louis Christian Kachelmacher (approx. 0.6 miles away); Falls Mill Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
Also see . . .
1. Biographical Sketch of Tessa Sweazy Webb. by Sandrda Cummins. It excerpts two short poems by Ms. Webb. (Submitted on August 30, 2008.)
2. Tessa's Legacy Lives on. As a lover of poetry for over forty years. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mrs. Webb’s Legacy is alive and well in the organization that she co-founded nearly 80 years ago.
Originally known as the Verse Writers Guild, her poetry group incorporated as The Ohio Poetry Association years ago. It is not only active, but
The association welcomes poets and lovers of poetry at all levels. From PhDs to grade school writers or those who love to hear or critique poetry. There is a place for everyone!
Current President Doug Rutledge donates meeting space for the Columbus group to meet every quarter at his wonderful Areopagitica bookstore in Clintonville a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The OPA is associated with the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and represents Ohio Poets at the National Convention annually. All are welcome to join.
Ohio Poetry Day weekend in 2008 will be held on October 17th and 18th in Troy, Ohio. The event welcomes authors to display, sign and sell their books at no cost other than to the Troy Hayner Center. Other events will take place including seminars, workshops, open mike and poet networking.
More information and membership applications are available at this link. (Submitted on September 17, 2008, by Michael L. Schurch of Marion, Ohio.)
3. 2009 Ohio Poetry Day. Ohio Poetry Day weekend in 2009 will be held on October 16th and 17th in Mt. Union, Ohio at Mt. Union Colleges.
The event welcomes poets & poetry lovers to particpate in writing exercises, poetry workshops and open mic sessions. Co-poets of the year were named as Terry Hermsen and Stephen Haven. Poet Steven Hayen will be the keynote speaker. Poet Hermsen will not be able to join us as he will be in Chili as a resident poet there. Authors are able to display, sign and sell their books at no cost to the author. (Submitted on August 31, 2009, by Michael L. Schurch of Marion, Ohio.)
4. Tessa Sweazy Webb "Storm". A short poem by Tessa Sweazy Webb (Submitted on April 30, 2013, by Joe Todd Fraker of Lancaster, Ohio.)
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