Fred Andrle

Fred Andrle

Fred Andrle is the author of two poetry collections,  “Love Life,” ( XOXOX Press, Gambier, 2008), and “What Counts,” ( XOXOX, 2012).  Fred was Executive Producer and Host of “Open Line,” a daily public affairs radio talk show heard for more than 20 years over WOSU, the radio station of the Ohio State University in Columbus. He is currently an Associate at the OSU Humanities Institute.



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Poetry from the Heart

Here’s poetry that’s inspiring, amusing, thought-provoking, challenging, fun. Fred reads poetry that’s sure to engage your audience, and leads a conversation about the value of poetry in our lives. Among the possible selections: the best of Ohio poets, including James Wright and Rita Dove. Inspirational poems from Rumi, humorous poems from Ogden Nash. Poems from all-time favorites like Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson. And the best of contemporary American poetry including best-selling poets Billy Collins and Mary Oliver.

Poetry from the Heart can be tailored to your time and event needs, from twenty or thirty minutes to a full hour.


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Non-profit organizations with an annual budget under $150,000 pay a fee of $50.00

Non-profit organizations with an annual budget over $150,000 pay a fee of $250.00

Schools (including colleges or universities) and corporate or private entities pay a fee of $400.00