The Poet’s Haven presents… “Words and Wildflowers” by T.M. Göttl and Zach

T.M. Göttl was the Vice-President of the Ohio Poetry Association and is a member of the Buffalo ZEF Creative Community. She has received a Wayne College Regional Writing Award, a Franklin-Christoph Award, and several Ohio Poetry Day awards. She won first place the first time she competed in a poetry slam, and she is currently competing for a place on the Lake Effect Poetry Slam Team. She has also been heard on 91.3 WAPS and 89.7 WOSU radio. Her work has appeared online and in print, in publications such as Pudding Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Common Threads, The Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology, Opium Press, The Poet's Haven, Deep Cleveland, The Mill, Waynessence, and others. Her first full-length collection, "Stretching the Window," was published in 2008. Her most recent chapbook is "A Hurricane of Moths," published by NightBallet Press. She lives somewhere between Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, where she writes, performs, eats vegan food, and fosters an affinity for fluffy rodents and birds. (

Zach started on the path of music after a near-death bout of appendicitis when he was 16. Since then, the Cleveland, Ohio native has toured the US (averaging over 200 shows a year), released 12 CDs, and shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Neil Young, the Gin Blossoms, Rusted Root, Blessid Union of Souls, and many more. Armed with a powerful backing band, his inspirational message and exciting stage shows always get the audience moved and uplifted. Zach co-founded the Akron Peace Project and heads the Love Initiative movement. (

Recorded March 2010 in Akron, OH

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