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Writing and Editing Poetry Workshop

Session 2: The Soul of the Poem
Saturday 10/10/15, 10AM - 12PM

Ames Free Library/Queset House,
51 Main St., N. Easton, MA , 2nd Fl Conf Rm

Series: 2nd Sat/Month, Sept – May
Dates: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12,
Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14

Instructors: George Comeaux & Rich Berg

Session 2: The Soul of the Poem
Discussion: Imagery, walking into a poem
Connecting complex emotions
How a poem feeds us
Editing Techniques: Fonts & Versions
Read your poem, hear your poem read (both optional)

Haiku Workshops

Cape Cod Poetry Group Workshop with Barry Hellman
Poems About Aging

Wellfleet Library
55 West Main Street
Wellfleet, MA
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1-2:30 pm
In the Conference Room

This workshop is free, and open to poets and non-poets alike.

A reading and discussion of poems that explore how aging is experienced in later life at mental, emotional, physical, interpersonal, and spiritual levels.

The discussion will be based on the work of a variety of poets.

Optional: if you'd like, bring 12 copies of a poem (yours, or one published by someone else) on this theme and we'll discuss it along with the group of sample poems provided.

We'll talk about the poems in terms of content, art, and craft- and there'll be the option of writing a first draft of a poem about aging and presenting it for discussion and feedback.

Barry Hellman is a clinical psychologist who founded, curates, and hosts The Cape Cod Poetry Group Poetry & Music Series, publishes the Cape Cod Poetry Group page on Facebook at , and leads workshops in the art, craft, and performance of poetry.

Previously he co-curated and hosted The Poets Corner Poetry & Music Open Mic at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in S. Yarmouth, and The Poetry, Music, & Workshop Series at the Chapel In The Pines in Eastham. His poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, broadsides, playbills, and in a chapbook, The King Of Newark, published by Finishing Line Press.

His poems often explore internal landscapes and interpersonal relationships and many are about aging, most recently three in You Must Remember This: An Anthology of Poems on Aging and Memory to be published by the New Hampshire Poetry Society in November, 2015.



Most of these submissions I get are from a Facebook Group called ‘Call for Submission,’ so join to get daily updates. There will only be 7-10 submission notices per month beginning this month and in the further.

Submissions will soon be open for the third volume of the Cape Cod Poetry Review, beginning April 1st through May 15th. Check out the guidelines on their website, before sending up to three poems or 4500 words of prose by email to

Off The Coast, Maine's International Poetry Journal, published by friends and former Mass residents Valerie Lawson and Michael Brown deadline for submissions are March 15, June 15, Sept 15 and Dec 15. Check them out at, this is a printed journal.

Another good friend Zvi A Sesling is the publisher of the Muddy River Poetry Review an online journal out of Brookline Ma. The reading periods for this ezine are Dec 1 to March 1 and June 1 to Sept 1, they are located at

Semaphore Magazine is looking submissions of Poetry and Short Fiction. We are a small literary magazine out of Mansfield, Ohio. Please visit our website for information on how to submit.

WORDPEACE is a new quarterly online journal of literary response to world events in the spirit of promoting peace and hope for all people. We are looking for previously unpublished articles, interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim. We want work that asks for positive change and is forward thinking. We publish writing that takes a stand against corruption and greed, brutality, genocide, and oligarchy. Submissions are accepted through Submittable at

THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED POETICS: We're excited to announce that Issue 11 will be released Wednesday, April 15. We're currently reading submissions for Issue 12. You can send your poems and essays to SUBMISSIONS@POETX.ORG or submit via our submission manager: No fees, and all published poems and essays are considered for end-of-year $$$ prize

Share please…/the-spectrum-poetry-by-jonat…/ "Jonathans work examines the relationship between mental health and disability. We would love to publish more work whether creative work for our magazine or opinion pieces to our blog that focus on mental health but examine its intersection with other oppressions such as disability, race, gender, sexuality or class. You can email submissions to If you wish to make creative work to be published in the magazine (poetry, art, prose, photography etc), the deadline is April 25. The blog mainly looks for articles, opinion pieces or videos on a rolling basis"

Hi, writey friends. I'm just starting up a new online literary journal devoted to poetry and short prose (fiction/nonfiction, >1000 words) inspired by comics, anime, manga, cosplay, and other aspects of geek culture. I can't pay, but there's no submission fee either. I'm accepting submissions for the first issue until Sept. 1. I'd love to see some of your work!

Have you ever, as a new writer, felt intimidated by the contributor bios you read in the back of your favorite magazines? Have you ever, as a well-established writer, wondered how well your manuscripts would fare if they were separated from your name and list of previous publications? We here at Blinders Literary Journal hope that we have found a solution for writers and poets, new and advanced. We never want to see your cover letter, only your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork.

Blinders Journal is taking submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art for its third issue until April 15, 2015. Please visit to view our latest issue or our submission guidelines.

Hi all, I'm the editor of Hypothetical: A Review of Everything Imaginable, an online literary magazine of prose, poetry and conversations (aka interviews) with creators. We are currently taking submissions for Issue Three (Spring 2015) and would love to read your work. Please read our inaugural and second issue for a sense of what we are loking for, as well as our Creed. Translations into English from other languages are especially welcome. Please forward!

Sleeve is a brand new lit mag dedicated to publishing short, yet emotionally charged poetry. We are open for submissions! Send up to 5 poems in the body of an email with a short bio to
You can check out the full list of guidelines at

Hello! I'm the editor of the Minnesota Review. We're looking for excellent poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction. When it comes to prose, we are especially interested in flash pieces.…/minnesota-review-n…/. Submit here:

Hi all - I'm an editor on two new literary journals. One, the Gyroscope Review, is a quarterly digital poetry journal currently accepting contemporary poetry submissions. Guidelines are available at The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art. Guidelines for Fine Linen are available at and we are now reading for our spring issue.

Barking Sycamores seeks poetry, artwork, and short fiction (1,000 words or less) for its unthemed Issue 5. Deadline: 3/19/15. Sycamores is a literary journal primarily featuring neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, bipolar, dyslexic, etc.) writers and artists, however anyone may submit. Please review our guidelines before submitting.…/

Please visit the Website of GNOSIS (An International Journal of English Language and Literature). The last date for submission of Research Papers, Poems, Short Stories, Book Reviews, Plays etc. for April 2015 Issue is February 28, 2015.

Got a full-length collection of poetry ready to go? Submissions are now open for the 2015 Main Street Rag Publishing Company Poetry Book Award contest. First prize wins $1200 and fifty books. Postmark deadline January 31, 2015. $25 reading fee. Full details:

Peacheslitmag, a literary and visual arts online magazine wants your original Flash Fiction/non fiction, poetry, visual arts/photography, grocery lists, personal essays, diary entries and interesting forms of media for our inaugural issue! Peaches is a literary and visual online arts magazine about PLAY! We love to accept work from artists and authors who push the boundaries. We search for both clarity and ambiguity, and believe the two make beautiful babies together. Above all, it is curiousness that we search, for from chaos comes new order and from audacity comes discoveries. Please visit for submission details. Deadline is February 25!

Transcendence is seeking dedicated, passionate individuals to join their staff. Positions are available in poetry, prose, and art, and people aged 16 and older of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Deadline January 15th. More details can be found on the website:!apply/c1y8b

Still taking submissions for Strike #7.

Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program, is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews. Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading your work.

Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art. You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you do. If you're interested, please visit and click on the "Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please forward them to Thanks.

Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at between now and September 15. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost.

Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995), but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture. Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on IDK's website at
No submission fees and no payment for publication.

The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try. You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East. Guidelines at website: Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to Thanks!

No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies-

Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction. We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that move. Please visit us at to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.

Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and send us your work!

Submit to Extract(s)

Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.

If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal query to us here.

Guidelines for Submission

Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.

Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh, well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.

Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”

Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.

Zero Point

We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry. Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston. E-mail it too

For more info visit or email Read the rest of the posting at


Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)


The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.

Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines

Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.

  • 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
  • 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
  • 3. Prefer free verse.
  • 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
  • 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
  • 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
  • 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
  • 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
  • 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
  • 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
  • 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
  • 12. Submit all poems to only. All rights revert to author upon publication.

What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know! Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address:

Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines, please see

The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for more information

New West Submissions

I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers. Please check out the submission guidelines here...


Boston Skyline


Trailerville by John Dufresne
Theatre - Performance

Directed by Linda Oroszko
October 9, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Trailerville by John Dufresne

Fridays Oct 9 & 16 at 8pm
Thursday Oct 15 at 8pm
Saturdays Oct 10 & 17 at 8pm
Sundays Oct 11 & 18 at 2pm

Acclaimed novelist and Worcester native John Dufresne has selected WCLOC for his first play's New England premiere. Full of memorable characters and set in a mobile park over Labor Day weekend, Trailerville follows Merdelle Harris who is stuck in a love triangle with her Alzheimer's stricken husband of 41 years and her flirtatious neighbor. Trailerville is a story of love, family, obligation, and desire.

It's Labor Day weekend at the Trailerville Mobile Home Park in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Merdelle Harris's husband of forty-one years is rapidly deteriorating with Alzheimer's. She is determined to care for him, to save him if she can. In saving Bobby she's saving her own life, she believes. There are days he doesn't know her, doesn't know himself. Arlis Bryant lives in the trailer next door with his daughter, her three kids, and her beer-drinking, hot-tempered boyfriend. It's awful crowded in there, and the boyfriend thinks someone needs to go. Arlis has fallen for Merdelle, and his attentions are both a comfort and a torment to her. She has to choose between the man who loved her once and the man who loves her now, between the past and the future.

Trailerville, the first play by novelist John Dufresne, is all about love, in all its flavors: first love, unrequited love, unbridled passion, doomed young love, the love of parents for an adult child they don't really understand, the love that grows over time in a marriage, love that is blind to the beloved's faults (even if no one else is), and ultimately, what it means to love yourself. This may sound like a recipe for heartwarming romantic comedy, so let me note that one of Dufresne's strengths as a novelist is his ability to undercut sentimentality with black humor; that talent is in evidence here as well. But Trailerville is also a very sad play, because it acknowledges that love is messy and complicated and often hurts as much as—or more than—it heals.
—Loren Noveck,

Trailerville delivers big laughs and a bittersweet glow.

Worcester County Light Opera Company
WCLOC at the Grandview Playhouse
21 Grandview Ave.
Worcester, MA 01603

Cost: General Admission $20 - Seniors & Students $17
Public Woo Card: $2 discount off General Admission
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School

Phone: 508-853-3147



















For Submissions click here or scroll up.

Any suggestions, additions or subtractions please feel free to send me a note.


Artist Interviews & Performances
A monthly arts program dedicated Poets & Musicians
3rd Thursday Every Month, 7-9pm

October 15th 2015

Poetry Artist: Marlon Carey
Music Artist: Duo - Susan Lee Anderson & Jake Garrels

Filmed at ECAT Studios 50 Oliver St, N. Easton, MA
To be a part of the studio audience email Doors open 6:30pm

Hosts: Alan Howarth, George Comeaux, John Holgerson & Rich Berg


Mike Amado


Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]


Sunday OCTOBER 18, 2015 @ 12 NOON
Tomas O’Leary & Ellen Jane Powell

Poetry Features

Ellen Jane Powers has poems in Inspirit, The Deronda Review, Kerem, Sufi, and in the anthology Do Not Give Me Things Unbroken. She is on the Editorial Review Board of the Maine journal Off the Coast, where her book reviews regularly appear. Her first poetry collection, Celestial Navigation (Cherry Grove) and chapbook, Toward the Beloved (Finishing Line Press), came out in 2013. She lives in the North Shore/Cape Ann area.

Tomas O'Leary -- poet, translator, music-maker, singer, artist and expressive therapist -- has a book just out from Lynx House Press: "In the Wellspring of the Ear." His previous volumes of poetry are "Fool at the Funeral," "The Devil Take a Crooked House," and "A Prayer for Everyone." He has taught at various levels: college, high school, elementary, adult ed, etc. For years he's led regular group meetings with folks who have Alzheimer's, most of whom get pretty lively with his squeezebox and the old songs.

MUSIC FEATURE/ Born in Somerset, MA currently living in Plymouth, singer/ songwriter Nanci Hobson

Upcoming Readings

Nov 15 Nicole Terez Dutton & Michael Lynch
Dec 13 Daniel Bouchard & Chris Warner

Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.

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The Brookline Poetry Series is proud to present

Kirun Kapur with Florence Ladd for our October reading.

Sunday, October 18, 2-4pm

Brookline Public Library Main Branch, 2nd floor
361 Washington St
Brookline Village

The reading will be followed by our open mike.


7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock

Karen Locascio

Karen Locascio is a graduate of the MFA program at UMass-Boston, where she won an Academy of American Poets prize. Her work has appeared in Hanging Loose, Paper Nautilus, Window Cat Press and Ibbetson Street, among others. She loves Boston and makes Dorchester her home, but she will always be a Jersey girl at heart.

Dick Lourie

Dick Lourie's poems have been published widely. His book and CD, If the Delta Was the Sea, explores his experiences as writer and blues sax player visiting and performing in the Mississippi Delta since 1987. A veteran of small press publishing, he is co-founder and still co-editor of Hanging Loose press, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Photo: Jimdad Kenney

Mark Pawlak

Mark Pawlak's ninth poetry collection Reconnaissance: New and Selected Poems 2005-2015 will be published in Spring. His most recent books are Natural Histories (Cervena Barva Press, 2015) and Go to the Pine (Plein Air Editions/Bootstrap Press, 2012). His poems have appeared widely in such places as The Best American Poetry, New American Writing, Mother Jones, Solstice and The World.

The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

~Writers Read Monthly Reading Series~

Writers Read Logo
100 Main St, Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-0385
@ 5:30pm
SPECIAL EVENT: Four Poets from Slate Roof Press
each reading for 15 minutes

Slate Roof description:
Now in our 11th year, Slate Roof Press is a member-run, not-for-profit poetry collaborative originally established as a resource for western Massachusetts poets outside of established venues. Since then we have expanded to serve the entire state as well as neighboring regions. We publish hand-sewn, limited-edition, art-quality chapbooks with letterpress covers and featuring the artwork of local regional artists. Members participate in all aspects of publishing, including selection, editing, book design, production, marketing and distribution; each poet works closely with master printer Ed Rayher of Swamp Press on design, typography, paper, and binding for his or her book. Look for our upcoming 2016 Slate Roof Chapbook Contest on and on facebook

Abbot Cutler has published three collections of poems: 1843 Rebecca 1847 (Rowan Tree Press), The Dog Isn't Going Anywhere (Mad River Press), and Say Dance, Say Night (Slate Roof Press). His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Orion Magazine, Ploughshares, and Blue Sofa Review; and in several anthologies, among them: What Have You Lost, edited by Naomi Shihab Nye, and Under One Roof, edited by Barry Sternlieb. He recently retired from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where he taught creative writing and literature.

Janet MacFadyen is the author of three works of poetry, including two chapbooks (In the Provincelands, Slate Roof 2012, and In Defense of Stones, Heatherstone Press, 1998), and a full-length work, A Newfoundland Journal (Killick Press 2009). A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has published widely including in Poetry, The Atlantic, The Southern Poetry Review, Rosebud, Malahat, and elsewhere. Janet has held a seven-month residential fellowship at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, as well as writing residencies at Cill Rialaig (County Kerry, Ireland), and at the Fowler and C-Scape dune shacks in Provincetown.

Dennis Pollock has lived in a 1750 farmhouse in Hinsdale, MA, for nearly 40 years; Frozen Rope (Slate Roof 2015) is his first book of poetry. His work has been anthologized in Holding True, edited by Barry Sternlieb, and in the First and Second Berkshire Anthologies. Other poems have appeared in Appalachia, Blue Line, Potlatch I and II, Our Place, and October Mountain.

Cindy Snow's writing has appeared in the Massachusetts Review, Peace Review, Worcester Review, Sahara and elsewhere. She has been a writing fellow at, Cill Rialaig, Ireland, a Platte Clove Artist in Residence, and the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Writing Residency. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart; her chapbook is due out from Slate Roof Press in 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Lee Library’s schedule of events, Writers Read has had to move to TUESDAYS. The Lee Library Board does not accept donations during public events, so our readings our now free. To help support the authors, I urge members of the audience to purchase a copy of any reader’s books or other publications available at the time of the readings.

Readings begin at 5:30pm at the Lee Library Association, 100 Main Street, Lee –parking at the library. If you have questions and/or are interested in reading in the series, though we can make no promises initially, please email David Giannini, coordinator of the WRITERS READ series,

David Giannini
P.O. Box 562
Becket, MA 01223

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston (Green Line B, Pleasant St.)

Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m.
AGNI celebrates its EIGHTY-SECOND issue with readings by:
  • Gjertrud Schnackenberg:       Winner of the Rome Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; author of six poetry collections, including most recently Heavenly Questions.

  • Nicole Terez Dutton:       Author of the collection If One of Us Should Fall, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and the inaugural poet laureate of Somerville.

  • Sándor Jászberényi:       Hungarian fiction writer and war correspondent, visiting from his home in Cairo; author of the story collection The Devil Is a Black Dog.

  • Richard Hoffman:       Author of the acclaimed memoir Half the House, just reissued in a twentieth-anniversary edition; poet, fiction writer, and past chair of PEN New England.

and the opening of a new dimension: our music host, Mali Sastri—lead of the avant-chamber-rock band Jaggery—will present a Boston-area act to play two original songs for us.

All of this to herald the 82nd print issue from one of the country’s finest and most productively restless literary magazines. The new fall issue features stories by Malerie Willens, Ihab Hassan, and Colin Fleming; poems by Kathleen Graber, Julia Hartwig, and Bob Hicok; essays by Andrea Barrett and Susan McCallum-Smith; an abstract comic by Rosaire Appel; and much more. Buy it in person on October 20th, or subscribe now to receive your copy in the mail.

Gjertrud Schnackenberg is the author of Supernatural Love: Poems 1973–1992; the book-length poem The Throne of Labdacus (2000), named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry; and her sixth collection, Heavenly Questions (2011), which won the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She has also been awarded the Rome Prize of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Nicole Terez Dutton’s work has appeared in Callaloo, 32 Poems, Salt Hill Journal, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall, was selected as the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She lives in Somerville, where she serves as the city's inaugural poet laureate, and teaches in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program.

Sándor Jászberényi is a writer and Middle East correspondent who has covered the Darfur crisis, the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, the Gaza War, and the Huthi uprising in Yemen. His first collection of stories, The Devil Is a Black Dog, was published in late 2013 in Hungary and Italy. Born in Hungary, he now lives in Cairo, working as a correspondent for Egypt Independent and Hungarian newspapers.

Richard Hoffman is the author, most recently, of the memoir Love & Fury, finalist for the New England Book Award from the New England Independent Booksellers Association; also Half the House: a Memoir, just reissued in a twentieth-anniversary edition; the poetry collections Without Paradise, Gold Star Road, and Emblem; and a collection of short fiction, Interference & Other Stories. A past chair of PEN New England, he is senior writer in residence at Emerson College.

This high-value event is free and open to the public. For further information contact AGNI Senior Editor William Pierce at or (617) 353-7135 or visit AGNI Online at

AGNI Magazine
Sven Birkerts, Editor
William Pierce, Senior Editor

"New fiction, poetry, and essays posted biweekly at AGNI Online, which the blog Three Quarks Daily calls “one of the best online journals in America.

Read essays about the mag life by signing up for our email newsletter, contribute to the conversation at the AGNI blog, or stay in touch via Twitter and Facebook.

Support our efforts with a tax-deductible donation. AGNI is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that relies on additional support from Boston University, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and a committed roster of individual donors. We thank them for keeping AGNI at the frontiers of literature.

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Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00PM

LUCILLE LANG DAY has published nine previous poetry collections and chapbooks, including The Curvature of Blue, Wild One, and Infinities. Her first poetry collection, Self-Portrait with Hand Microscope, received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, and her latest chapbook, Dreaming of Sunflowers: Museum Poems, won the 2014 Blue Light Poetry Prize. Day is also the author of a children's book, Chain Letter, and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story, which received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award and was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her poems, short stories, and essays have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she holds an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University and a PhD in science/mathematics education from UC Berkeley. Website:

RICHARD MICHAEL LEVINE has written magazine articles for many national publications, including Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, New York, The New York Times Magazine and Esquire, where he was a contributing editor and wrote a monthly column on the media for a number of years. He has been a staff writer and editor at Newsweek and The Saturday Review, received an Alicia Patterson fellowship, and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His bestselling non-fiction book, Bad Blood: A Family Murder in Marin County, was published by Random House and the Penguin Group and has been translated into several languages. His poetry has been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies and collected in Catch and Other Poems. His short story collection, The Man Who Gave Away His Organs: Love and Obsession at Midlife, will be released on July 10, 2015, by Capra Press.

ADNAN ADAM ONART lives in Boston, MA. His work appeared in Prairie Schooner, Colere Magazine, Red Wheel Barrow, The Massachusetts Review, among others. His first poetry collection, The Passport You Asked For, has been published by The Aeolos Press, together with Kenneth Rosen's Cyprus' Bad Period. He earned the honorable mention of the 2007 New England Poetry Club Erikan Mumford Award. He is one of the winners of 2011 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition.

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Directions & parking:
The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

Inside the Armory:
Go inside main doors and walk straight ahead about 30 feet, look for the door on the right to the stairs down to the basement. (There is an elevator just after the stairs.) Once in the basement walk through the basement lobby straight ahead about 20 feet, first door on the right is the Červená Barva Press Studio.

Rozzie Reads Poetry: Featured Poets and Open Mic

Thursday, October 22, 2015
7 pm to 9 pm
Roslindale House, Community Room, 120 Poplar Street

Sponsored by Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library, a free event, contributions voluntary, refreshments provided Parking on Hawthorne and Poplar streets, in unnumbered spaces, and at rear of building.

Michelle A. Gabow is a playwright honored to be named the Roxbury Repertory Theatre’s playwright laureate in 2011. Ten of her full-length plays have been produced in Boston. She lives in Jamaica Plain with Stella (her ornery but wise cat), Stanley (her inspiration), and her love, Michelle Baxter. God Is A Dog: Lost & Found in Paris is her first book of short stories. It is about allowing ourselves, no matter what age, to be lost in order to be found.

Holly Guran, author of River of Bones (Iris Press) and the chapbooks River Tracks (Poets Corner Press) and Mothers' Trails (Noctiluca Press), earned a Massachusetts Cultural Council award (2012). Publications include Poet Lore, San Pedro River Review, Worcester Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Salamander, and Borderlands. Holly is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.

***Jorie Graham has postponed her reading until
further notice

Fall Schedule
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Save the dates for
November Readings:

November 7th 7:00 pm
Book Launch for spoKe 3

November 14th 7:00 pm
Poetry Reading
Robert Archambeau
Ben Mazer
Stephen Sturgeon

visit our website

Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Poetry in the Village

Rehoboth Blanding Library, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA

Coming Features:
November 18 - David R. Surette

Hosted by Roger and Nancy Boucher

Out of the Blue Gallery

Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau), a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.

Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA
Host: Chad Parenteau

Visit the Stone Soup web site:

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

Timothy Gager

1st Friday- Cambridge, MA

(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM


For more info and to get on the mailing list: EMAIL

USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host: Nola, poems/prose.

OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,

Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!

Debbe Priestly with Earth Goddess

Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139

Every Saturday Nite

Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:

Time: 8PM into the night! Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)

Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell (Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287 and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!

Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11 (eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name. Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!

Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
phone: 617-354-5287

Every 2nd Thursday

Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College, Little Theater (Fine Arts building)

6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam

Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100

Brockton Arts/Night Slam website

The Boston Poetry Slam Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge

every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.

There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round. Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien. Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).

Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly, so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes.

After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour. Click here to see our schedule of features.

The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights, we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.

The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all other shows.) Feel free to email us at if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue,

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!

Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138


Manhattan Skyline





All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St. ) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. Directions are below.


Coming up

Tuesday, October 13, 7:00pm
Words of War, Words of Loss
with Robyn Creswell & Dunya Mikhail

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Auditorium (Atrium Terrace Level, Second Floor)
180 Greenwich St, New York

Poetry is central to Arabic cultural expression. Contemporary Arabic poetry reflects the whirl of events sweeping across the Middle East—mourning tragedy, criticizing societal expectations, and engaging fierce political discourse. Robyn Creswell, scholar of the poetry and intellectual history of the Middle East, and Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, recipient of the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing, discuss poetry as a way to understand contemporary Arab society.

Free and open to the public, reservation required: click here to register

Trevor Winkfield: The Collaborator

John Ashbery (2014, acrylic on linen) ©Trevor Winkfield

Best known for his paintings, Trevor Winkfield enjoys a parallel career as a book cover designer. This exhibition, spanning a thirty year period, showcases his visionary contributions to the over-all aesthetic of poetry publishing. Featured works include recent portraits of John Ashbery, Douglas Crase, Peter Gizzi, and Ron Padgett, and a selection of drawings and painted studies. The exhibition underscores the artist’s significant connection to such New York School poets as Miles Champion, Larry Fagin, Barbara Guest, Harry Mathews, Charles North, and others.

On view September 29, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Free and open to the public during regular library hours

John Ashbery (2014, acrylic on linen) ©Trevor Winkfield

Poets House is located at 10 River Terrace at the corner of Murray Street in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.

Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C subway to Chambers Street. Walk west on Chambers Street (past West Street) all the way to its end at River Terrace. Turn left and walk two blocks south to 10 River Terrace (at the corner of River Terrace and Murray Street). The M22 bus runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 bus travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit:

All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (212) 431-7920 or visit Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Rosalie Calabrese Poetry Readings October 2015

Sunday, October 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Phoenix Reading Series @ Left Bank Books
17 8th Ave. near West 12th St., NYC 10014
Open mic if time allows

$5.00 Contribution Requested
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, A or C to 14th St;

Saturday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m.

The Brownstone Poets 2015 Anthology Reading
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Free Admission -- Limited Open Mic
A or C to High St.; 2 or 3 to Clark St.
R to Court St.; 4 or 5 to Borough Hall

At The Inkwell: POETRY OF WITNESS film screening
(The Kraine Theater at KGB, Nov. 10)


When: Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 8 PM
Where: The Kraine Theater (KGB), 1st floor, 85 E. 4th Street, NYC
Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
Purchase online:

At The Inkwell is proud to sponsor POETRY OF WITNESS, a film documentary of interviews, with poets and scholars, that sheds light upon those who have chosen poetry to preserve the memories of war, torture, exile and repression.

Presented by Icon Independent Films, the screening be followed by Q:A with directors Anthony Cirilo and Billy Tooma and poet Claudia Serea. You don't want to miss this special world premiere.

Monique Antonette Lewis
Founder, At The Inkwell



Lalita Java
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)

Every Monday: Louder Arts presents...

louder arts

"The Slam"
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.

Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:

35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677

Every Thursday Mike Geffner presents...

the inspired word

The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
every Thursday

featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 598-9126

92nd Street Y Reading Series

Main Reading Series

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


New Jersey:



John Petrolino
The Frank Talk Reading Series

Frank Talk

A New Poetry Reading Series
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore

Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series

Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org

Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

$5.00 Cover
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)

Open Mic after the Feature

Contact: John Petrolino

John Petrolino


Old Town Philadelphia


"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)

Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.

Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998

Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;;

One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show Readers: International internet radio listeners

Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Hosted by Aziza Kintehg

Every First Friday of the Month

Be part of an Art Extravaganza * Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike

Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover

Contact info:
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
Aziza Kintehg(215)668-4500
Email: azizalockdiva@...

or check out the website:

Pacific Northwest:


Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest

Visit the POETSWEST Website for more readings...



Golden Gate Bridge


Southern California Open Readings


Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45. Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006,

Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday, featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45, free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.), (818) 348-3789,

Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd. near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must,

Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble, 16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @

Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @

Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday, sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840,

Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday, including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena, kingfisher1031 @,

Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly, come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063,, or pero @

La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, (323) 258-1435,

Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon, please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas, (909) 394-1964,

Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover. Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.

The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots, free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel, 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica,

Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel, 1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554,

Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00. Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach,

Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome. Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar, (818) 896-1489,

Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610,

World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session, followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05. Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA, (323) 293-2451,


Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00. Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725. Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @

A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.


Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts, or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego, (619) 296-1424,

Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00. Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego, (619) 282-0437,

The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction. Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego, (619) 284-FOOD,

Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00. Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego, (619) 299-7372,

Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds. Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego, (619) 284-FOOD,

Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00. Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or

Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month, usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes, 103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064,

the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover. Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos,

Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola. Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego, (619) 222-6822,


Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep. The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.

Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30. Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura,

Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00. Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318,

Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own, hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @

Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free, 896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878,

Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00. Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost, (805) 252-1655.

Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura, between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.

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