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Emily Dickinson Hope Is the Thing With Feathers This Month At The Café The Bowtie Café is holding a special series of events this year involving poetry

We still have food to eat between the hours of 4pm and 12am, from Monday to

readings of the more famous poet(s). Such poets include: Edgar Allen Poe, Emily

Sunday as usual. We have a variety of food ranging from beer, burgers, brats,

Dickinson, Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and many more!

fries, and nachos to mutton. We have it all! We even have a special, month-long

Each month, we will have the main act recite poems by a specific poet. (See the

April Fool’s day theme to the décor. We will also have a raffle for 50% discount

monthly schedule at the bottom.) And that isn’t even the best part- you too can

tickets for King’s Island! One may ask, “How much would an event with such

do the readings of your favorite poets, or write your own! Just come up to the

famous actors cost and such good prizes?” Well, there is no reason to fear,

stage and write down your name and poem. Also, the poems will be centered on

because it will only cost you $5. That’s right, just five dollars. All profits from this

the idea of the joke. So make the poems as crude as you like.

event will go to UNICEF this month. So, come down to Mt. Airy, and join in on this fantastic opportunity.

Speaking of which, you may be wondering who will be doing the readings this month, along with their interpretations of the piece’s meaning/purpose. Well, we have the honor of having our main acts this April read by none other than John Stewart, Steve Colbert, and Robin Williams. Something new will be happening this April. After the main acts recite their selected works by the selected poets, before you come to take the stage, they will do bits of stand-up in celebration of April Fool’s day.

1101 Saint Gregory Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

About The Bow Tie Café The Bow Tie Café is located in Mount Adams, in Cincinnati, Ohio. We were

We are built for all seasons, so don’t be afraid to come buy and eat or drink

founded by Dhani Makalani Jones in 2010, a former linebacker for the Cincinnati

regardless of the time of year. We have a superior heating and cooling system to

Bengals. We sell everything from coffee to sandwhiches to wine and beer with

accomodate your needs. We have large tables with plenty of outlets for people

a modern flare and lively atmosphere. We are coffee fanatics, and anyone who

who need to do work in a comfortable, friendly environment as well. In our comfy

can appreciate our Intelligentsia or Tanzania Peaberry will love it. We often have

establishment, we also have free, safe Wi-Fi to cater to your needs. Lastly, our

seasonal and new coffee flavors come in for your enjoyment. We also have a

café donates some of our profits to a number of charities each month. This year

terrific bakery that sells a wide variety of sweets. You can enjoy them near the

we are doing something a little different than the occasional open-mic night. We

stage, at the bar, or on the patio when it’s nice and warm. We are built to house all

are having nightly poetry readings with monthly changes, as you may have read.

who enter with singe, mulitple, and couple’s seating areas.

So, come by for a drink and a bite! Enjoy our family-friendly, cozy atmosphere and some poetry readings.

About Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born December 10, 1830, and died on May 15, 1886. She was not appreciated as an American poet until the 20th century because of her unique and irregular writing style. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts to very successful, but not rich, parents. The family was well-invested in the community, but she had always been an introvert, usually contacting and maintaining friendships via written sentiments. Dickinson attended the Amherst Academy for seven years, where she gained an interest in botany, English, classical literature, and death. Dickinson was traumatized when her second cousin, and close friend Sophia died due to disease. She grew melancholic and was sent to Boston until she recovered from her depression. After her return, she made many life-long friends, and was enlightened by a religious revival in Amherst. After her graduation from the academy, and her friendship with Leonard Humphrey, the newer principal at

Next Months At The Café

the time, she moved on to a seminary for females. She disliked the disciplinarian


style of the institution, and returned home to Amherst.

Next month, we will have a spring-based décor and spring-based poetry readings to warm your spirits after

Benjamin Newton was one of the first major influences on Dickinson, and she

such a cold season.

considered him to be her master and tutor. After a time of writing and living in Amherst, Leonard Humphrey died, forcing her into another depression. She


took a trip to Washington and Philadelphia, where she met Charles Wadsworth.

The next month? We will host summertime related poems

After the trip, Dickinson’s mother became chronically ill and placed a heavy

to your warm hearts, just in time for the summer! So be

strain on her life, becoming her care-taker. A few works were published after

prepared for a case of the fuzzies.

her befriending of Samuel Bowles shortly after. Another influence comes from Thomas Higginson, an abolitionist and radical that Dickinson wrote to in order to have him rate her skills. After the death of her favorite dog, she began to stop appearing in public. She began to write less and less upon her decline, and became known as the woman in white, though she did write occasional poetry regarding plants that she had hard-pressed into albums or sent to friends in her letters. In 1874, her father died of a stroke. She showed little reaction, and soon after her mother died from a stroke as well. A couple of years later, she had a romantic period with Otis Lord, a judge. However, he died ten years later, along with Charles Wadsworth two years prior. She slowly became completely secluded and kept to herself and only contacted close friends and family until her death. She never married, and she had written over 1800 poems, with less than a dozen officially published.

Where We Are Our establishment resides off of St. Gregory Street, near the intersection of St. Gregory and Pavillion Street. There is plenty of street and garage parking nearby, so do not fret! We are accessible via State Route 42, 22, and 50 (Columbia Parkway). There are also a couple of alternate routes that are also accessible. If you are using a GPS to get here, our address is as follows: 1101 Saint Gregory Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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February: Poe, Shakespeare, and Frost.

4pm–7pm: Main Act

March: Dickinson, Hughes, and Whitman.

7pm–9pm: Public Poem Recitals

April: Cummings, Caroll, Blake, and Frost.

9pm–11pm: Second Round of the Main Act

May: Poe, Brooks, Shakespeare, and Wilde.

11pm–12am: Meet the Main Act/Autographs

June: Poe and Frost.

12am–1am: The café will stay open, to

July: Cummings, Dickinson, and Whitman.

provide a safe place, for any stragglers to find

August – September: Poe, Frost, and Caroll.

a cab or to wrap up any special events.

October – November: Visitor’s Choice. December – January: Poe, Frost, Brooks,

Photos courtesy of

Anderson, Blake, Wilde, and Austin.

Monastery St

Pavillion St

Fuller St

Monthly Poet Schedule

St. Gregory St

Weekly/Nightly Schedule

Belvedeere St

Event Schedule

Bow Tie Cafe Posters  
Bow Tie Cafe Posters  

The point of this project was to create a series of posters based on selected poems for The Bow Tie Café that share a similar theme. These p...