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POETRY READINGS


POETRY CONTESTS AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

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.


Mignon Ariel King is look submissions from Black women for venture MoJo. Check out Guidelines on the spiffy new site, then submit poetry or flash memoir for the Women's History Month issue to be posted March, 2015. You do not have to be previously published or even identify as a writer. The editor wants your personal opinion, not an objective, journalistic tone. https://mojowritersonline.wordpress.com/guidelines/ She is also publishing a print journal Tell-Tale Inklings #1 via my other small press. Flash fiction and narrative poems wanted. See: http://tell-talechapbooks.weebly.com/tell-tale-inklings.html


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 http://www.blindersjournal.org 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! https://hypothetical.submittable.com/submit


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 sleevelitmag@gmail.com
You can check out the full list of guidelines at http://sleevemagazine.weebly.com/submissions.html


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. https://minnesotareview.wordpress.com/…/minnesota-review-n…/. Submit here: http://theminnesotareview.submittable.com


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 http://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/. The other is Fine Linen, a quarterly print journal of flash fiction and art. Guidelines for Fine Linen are available at http://www.fl-mag.com/guidelines/ 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. https://barkingsycamores.wordpress.com/submission-guidelin…/


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 www.Off-The-Coast.com, 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 http://www.muddyriverpoetryreview.com/


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: http://www.mainstreetrag.com/PoBkCont.html


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 www.peacheslitmag.com 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: http://www.transcendencemagazine.com/#!apply/c1y8b


Still taking submissions for Strike #7. www.ccstrike.wordpress.co


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.
http://catchandrelease.columbiajournal.org/submit/


Beakful is looking for your work. Start submitting it. Who will be first? Send one-two poems, artwork, fiction, reviews, essays to mgversion2datura@gmail.com. Write your full name and submission type + beakful in the header of your email. Send all submissions in a txt, doc or odt file, attached to your mail....


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 www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the "Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please forward them to admin@goldenpoet.com. 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 potwanthology@gmail.com 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 http://www.idkmagazine.com.
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: http://oddvillepress.com/ 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: www.rulrul.4mg.com. Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstliteraryreview@yahoo.com. Thanks!


No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/


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 www.pitheadchapel.com 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! www.lyrelyre.com


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.

https://extracts.submittable.com/submit

Guidelines for Submission

Poetry
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.

Prose
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.

Haiku
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.”

Excerpts
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.

https://extracts.submittable.com/submit


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 Emil@zptheater.com.

For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at http://www.stagesource.org/postings/show/8733/


Poetry

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)

Parts/Attachments:
text/plain

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 mrpr@comcast.net 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: poptzine@gmail.com


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


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


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...
http://www.facebook.com/l/03282SNJ2faTKw-KVX690jbP44w/newwest.submishmash.com/Submit



MASSACHUSETTS READINGS:

Boston Skyline

 

Voices from the Community/Race and Equality Haiku Project, Poetry and Spoken Word



Writers Read Logo

Thursday, February 26th
at the Good Purpose Gallery
@ 5:30pm
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Welcome back to Writers Read!

Come hear two terrific poets from one family:

Kateri Kosek's work has appeared in Orion, Creative Nonfiction, Terrain.org, South Dakota Review, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals. Her poetry and personal essays lean toward environmentally-conscious, place-oriented writing inspired by the natural world. An avid birder, she also writes a birding column for the Poughkeepsie Journal. Kateri teaches English and writing at Marist College and Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and mentors in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University, where she received her MFA in the genre of creative nonfiction. Last summer she was the recipient of a writing residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska. She currently lives in Sheffield.

Raphael Kosek's poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines including Still Point Arts Quarterly, Commonweal, Big Muddy, The Chattahoochee Review, and is forthcoming in Catamaran. She is a life-long Hudson Valley resident where she graduated from Vassar College and now teaches American lit and creative writing at Marist College and SUNY Dutchess Community College. Arts Mid-Hudson has twice awarded her fellowships for her poetry, and her poems have placed first, second and been shortlisted in international contests. Her 2009 chapbook, Letting Go, was published by Finishing Line Press, and includes several O'Keeffe-inspired poems. She has written and published many ekphrastic poems, finding inspiration in the paintings of Homer, Rousseau, Inuit stone cut prints, and many others.

It costs money and time to keep the Gallery space open, lit, and warm (or air-conditioned), so Gallery personnel have asked that Writers Read ask a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. $1.00 will go to the gallery for expenses, and each reader will receive $1.00 also. I want to emphasize that this is a suggested donation.
Those who can't donate or can't donate $3 will not be turned away, frowned at, or cajoled. We want you to attend and enjoy the readings! Do what you can.

Readings will begin at 5:30pm, ON THURSDAYS, in the Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street Lee -right next to the Starving Artist Cafe.
Hope to see you at the readings!

Jessica (until David returns in May)
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, at davidgpoet@gmail.com



Grolier Poetry Reading Series In February

http://www.grolierpoetrybookshop.org/

Saturday, February 28th
5:00 pm
Sara White

Sarah White

Sarah White spent her early years in Albany, N.Y. For 23 years, she taught in the Department of French and Italian at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., occasionally publishing poems and stories. After retirement, she moved to Manhattan.

Sarah White's poems and translations have appeared in periodicals like The Paris Review, The Cortland Review, Hanging Loose, and Poetry Daily. Her books include Alice Ages and Ages, Cleopatra Haunts the Hudson and The Poem Has Reasons: A Story of Far Love. She lives, writes, and paints in New York City.

"Sarah White's poetry is shaped by the effortless elegance of rigor and erudition, in the best humanistic tradition. Yet, it radiates the warmth, humor and compassion of a tender heart. Her Gift-from the gods to her and through her to us-is grace.
-Enrique Hernandez


Donate to the Grolier Poetry Foundation
donations are tax deductible
visit our website

Grolier Poetry Book Shop | 6 Plympton Street | Cambridge | MA | 02128


 

Mike Amado

POETRY: THE ART OF WORDS
MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES

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

      MIKE AMADO


Sunday March 1, 2015: Mary Kane & Miriam O’Neal

Poetry Features

Mary Kane’s poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Hiram Poetry Review, The Prose Poem Project, Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Literature and Jazz and on Poetry Daily. She is the author of two chapbooks, "She Didn’t Float" (1995 Harlequin Ink) and "After We Talk About the Recent Deaths of Our Parents and about Compassion as Handled by Chekhov" (2012 Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press), as well as a full-length collection Door (2014 One Bird Books). She teaches writing at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Miriam O'Neal lives in Plymouth, MA. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Marlboro Review, AGNI, Southern Poetry Review, Blackbird Journal, The Guidebook, and online in PIF online and Ragazine as well as in many other journals. She also translates Italian poetry and was a 2007 Beginning Translation Fellow at the American Literary Translators Association 30th Anniversary Conference. She has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists' Grants and received a Cultural Council grant for her mixed forms and artists show, Awakenings, at the Richard Sparrow House in Plymouth. Her chapbook, Beginnings, is a product of that show. Two other manuscripts are currently seeking a home. She teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

MUSIC FEATURE/ SINGER/SONGWRITER JIM PALANA


Upcoming Readings



Apr 19 Mignon Ariel King & Jason Wright
May 3 Robert K. Johnson & Renee Summers
June 14 Terry Johnson & Nathaniel Mayes
Sept TBA 10th Poetry Showcase
Oct 11 Tomas O’Leay & Ellen Jane Powell

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

FREE REFRESHMENTS! More info:
johnscully36@yahoo.com
visit us on-line www.ptaow.com


“THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE PLYMOUTH CULTURAL COUNCIL, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY”



Cervena Barva Press Logo

ČERVENÁ BARVA PRESS STUDIO
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY

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


CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 7:00PM
Featuring: Irene Koronas | Anne Elezabeth Pluto

Irene Koronas is the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. She has three full length books, Portraits Drawn from Many, Ibbetson Street Press; Pentakomo Cyprus, Cervena Barva Press; and Turtle Grass; Muddy River Books. She has numerous chapbooks and poetry in many anthologies. She reviews poetry books for the small press community.

Anne Elezabeth Pluto is Professor of Literature and Theatre and Artistic Director of the Oxford Street Players at Lesley University. She was a member of the Boston small press scene in the late 1980s and started Commonthought Magazine at Lesley. Her latest work appears in Unlikely Stories:, Mat Hat Lit, Pirene's Fountain, and The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.


Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th, 7:00PM
Featuring: Harris Gardner | Doug Holder

Harris Gardner Credits: The Harvard Review; Midstream; Cool Plums; Rosebud; Fulcrum; Chest; The Aurorean; Ibbetson Street Journal. Main Street Rag; Vallum (Canada); Pemmican; WHL Review; Green Door; MRPR; and over fifty other publication credits. Three collections. Poet-in-Residence- Endicott College-2002-2005. Poetry Editor, Ibbetson Street: November, 2010 to present; co-founder of Tapestry of Voices and Boston National Poetry Month Festival (both, with Lainie Senechal). Member of three selection committees for Poet Laureate: Boston (2) and Somerville. (1).

Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press, and the arts editor of The Somerville Times. His work, both prose and poetry, has been in such publications as: Rattle, Cafe Review, The Boston Globe Magazine, Constellations, Poesy, Endicott Review, and many others. Holder teaches writing at Endicott College and Bunker Hill Community college, and for over 30 years has run poetry groups for psychiatric patients at McLean Hospital. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize by the organization's Board of Directors, and holds an M.A. in Literature from Harvard University.


Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

CERVENA BARVA PRESS READING SERIES
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 7:00PM
Featuring: Julia Lisella | Lisa Sewell

Julia Lisella is the author of Always (WordTech Editions 2014) and Terrain (WordTech Editions, 2007) and Love Song Hiroshima (Finishing Line Press, 2004), a chapbook. Her poems have been widely anthologized and appear in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Valparaiso, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, and on line at Antiphon, Literary Mama, Pebble Lake Review and other sites. She has received residencies from the Millay, Dorset and MacDowell Colonies for the arts and has held several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In addition to writing poetry she is a scholar of American modernism and teaches American literature and writing at Regis College.

Lisa Sewell is the author of several books, including Impossible Object, which won the 2014 Tenth Gate Prize and is forthcoming from Word Works Press. She is also co-editor,with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan 2007) and Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics Across North America (Wesleyan 2012). New work is appearing of forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review and Mead. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Villanova University.


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.




2015 Visual Inverse Program

Due to the uncertainty of the weather on Sunday and the problems with walking and parking Visual Inverse 2015 will be canceled until March 8. Sorry but safety first.
February 22 - March 29, 2015
http://www.plymouthguild.org
Opening Reception and Public Reading Saturday, February 22 @ 1 pm

Among the poets scheduled to read their original poems are regie o’hare gibson, Rene Schwiesow, Barbara Siegel Carlson, Harris Gardner, Miriam O’Neal and Tomas O’Leary.

Some of the artists whose paints and photography are being written about Edwina Caci, Vincent Crotty, Janice Palmer-Tarbox, Andrew Kusmin, Jill Voelker and Chuck R Sullivan.

2015 Visual Inverse Program
http://www.plymouthguild.org


Martha Collins/READINGS

Martha Collins will be reading from Day Unto Day—and also, briefly,
from Admit One: An American Scrapbook, forthcoming from Pittsburgh in early 2016

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 PM

Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge
with Jeffrey Harrison


Sunday, April 26, 4:00 PM

Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Street
Cohasset, MA
with Fred Marchant, Suzanne Berger, Nancy Hewitt


BLUE FRONT
Staged presentation by the Poets’ Theatre
March 26-April 10, 2015

Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street, Cambridge
Tickets not yet available, and dates may be incorrect, but see:
http://www.poetstheatre.org/blue-front/



CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES

LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

David Groff’s book of poems Clay was chosen by Michael Waters as winner of the Louise Bogan Award and published in 2013 by Trio House Press. His previous collection, Theory of Devolution, published in 2002 by the University of Illinois Press, was selected by Mark Doty for the National Poetry Series. Both books were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. David received his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and his MA in English from the University of Iowa. He is an independent book editor and teaches in the M.F.A. creative writing program of the City College of New York.

Audrey Henderson was a 2014 Hawthornden Fellow and a finalist for the 2014 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Her manuscript Airstream was published in November. Her poems have most recently appeared or are appearing in Magma, The Midwest Quarterly and Tar River Poetry. She was a finalist in the Indiana Review 1/2 K Award and won second place in the River Styx International Poetry Contest. She is a 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee and was a finalist the 2014 Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest. She is originally from Scotland where she was a contributor to BBC Radio Scotland.

Steven Riel is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Fellow Odd Fellow, published by Trio House Press in 2014, as well as three chapbooks: How to Dream, The Spirit Can Crest, and most recently, Postcard from P-town, which was selected as runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize and published by Seven Kitchens Press. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and in numerous periodicals, including The Minnesota Review and International Poetry Review. In 2005, Christopher Bursk named him the Robert Fraser Distinguished Visiting Poet at Bucks County (PA) Community College.

Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.)
Free refreshments are served.


Postponed until June 12, 2015 due to excessive snow
FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Susan Nisenbaum Becker’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Avatar, Phoebe, Salamander, Comstock Review, Poetry East, Wilderness House Literary Review, Consequence, Lumina, Slipstream, Calyx and Talking Writing among others. She is a playwright, actor and arts organizer for which she has received several Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants. She has been awarded residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and most recently, the Ragdale Foundation. Her work was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Susan's first full-length book of poems, Little Architects of Time and Space, was published by Word Press in 2013.

Holly Guran, author of two chapbooks, River Tracks (Poets Corner Press) and Mothers' Trails (Noctiluca Press), earned a Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award (2012), and is a member of Jamaica Pond Poets. River Full of Bones, a full-length collection, will soon be published by Iris Press. Her work has appeared in journals including Slipstream, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Hawai'i Pacific Review, U.S. Worksheets 1, Salamander, and Bryant Literary Review. She participates in the Rozzie Reads Poetry series sponsored by Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library.

George Kalogeris is the author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos (Antilever, 2012), and of a book of poems based on the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets (Pressed Wafer, 2006). His poems and translations were anthologized in Joining Music with Reason, edited by Christopher Ricks (Oxford, 2010). He teaches English Literature and Classics in Translation at Suffolk University.

Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.

Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is ample nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com or email dorothy.derifield@gmail.com or call 617-325-8388.



Out of the Blue Gallery

EVERY MONDAY NITE,
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: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com

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.

http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com/


Timothy Gager

TIMOTHY GAGER'S DIRE LITERARY SERIES /Out of the Blue Gallery/
1st Friday- Cambridge, MA


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

8 PM, 106 PROSPECT STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

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

www.timothygager.com


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
www.outoftheblueartgallery.com

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 ootb@att.net 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


NIGHT SLAM
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
http://brocktonarts.org/services/programming/night-slam/


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 cantab@slamnews.com if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685
Email: cantab@slamnews.com
(http://www.slamnews.com/)


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
617-547-0759


NEW YORK READINGS:

Manhattan Skyline

 

 

 

 

February Poetry Events

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

 

WINTER SIX-WEEK OPEN ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS

These poetry workshops give special focus to the relationship between reading and writing poetry. Open to all levels, six-week courses are offered on a wide variety of topics. Register early – first come, first served; Fee:$325

Brainlingo: Writing the Voice of the Body with Edwin Torres
6 Wednesdays, February 18 to March 25, 6:00-8:30pm

Edwin Torres

Edwin Torres

We create our own communication. How we listen affects how we speak. How we see our language affects how our voice is heard. Where the senses meet each other is where poetry can begin. Is it possible to allow the body its place in writing? Using exercises of space, sound, performance, theater, collage, and page as a guide, this workshop will be a creative laboratory that explores how we communicate by exercising the languages inside us. Over six weeks, work will be created, discarded, and renewed in an active writing workshop where movement ignites the process.

Click here to register


Poems from Late Empire with Scott Hightower
6 Thursdays, February 19 to March 26, 6:00-8:30pm

Scott Hightower

Scott Hightower

This is a workshop about writing poems from the post September 11th, post Madrid train bombing, post Charlie Hebdo world. The Muse and the Banshee are both welcomed. We will be looking at both historical and contemporary poems—like those of Andy Young, Cynthia Hogue, Gregory Pardlo, Peter Covino, and Steve Fellner—and considering notions of Gaston Bachelard's "The Poetics of Space" and the poem as a place for the imagination to dwell.

Click here to register


A Pattern of Behavior: Serial Poems with Krystal Languell
6 Saturdays, February 21 to April 4 (skipping March 14), 11:30am-2:00pm

Krystal Languell

Krystal Languell

How can we create momentum across a series of poems while holding onto the original big idea? A linked sequence creates its own terms for existence, and those terms may be formal, rhetorical, metrical, emotional, or a combination—or something else! This workshop will engage in exercises designed to develop and sustain a serial poem. Possible course texts include readings from Alice Notley, Dawn Lundy Martin, Roland Barthes, and Rickey Laurentiis. Students will emerge from this workshop with a draft of a six-poem sequence.

Click here to register


Thursday February 26, 3:00-8:15pm
John Berryman at 100: A Day-long celebration at Columbia University

John Berryman

John Berryman (1914-1972)

Distinguished contemporary poets and scholars including April Bernard, Henri Cole, Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas, Saskia Hamilton, Cathy Park Hong, A. Van Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Edward Mendelson, Patrick Rosal, Evie Shockley, Daniel Swift, Kevin Young, and Rachel Zucker will commemorate John Berryman's life and work in a day-long celebration featuring afternoon panels and an evening reading, in honor of the poet's centenary.

Click here for full schedule and more details

Location: Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University
(Barnard Hall is located just inside Barnard College's 117th Street and Broadway entrance)

Admission: Free

Cosponsored by The Poetry Society of America; School of the Arts, Columbia University; Barnard Women Poets; Heyman Center for the Humanities; and Poets House


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: downtownny.com.

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 www.poetshouse.org. Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

www.poetshouse.org

Avant-garde Theater and Poetry: Victory over the Sun

Cornelia Street Café
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
(212) 989-9319

New York City. Iconoclastic Russian theater and poetry of the Russian Silver age will be celebrated at the Cornelia Street Café March 11 with a star-studded program of new translations and original poetry.


Noted poet David Lehman (Best American Poetry, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/david-lehman) opens the bill with translations of Futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and new original verse. Poet and translator Ilya Bernstein will then read from his new book of translations of the master Silver Age poet Osip Mandelstam (http://www.mgraphics-publishing.com/catalog/194022018/194022018.html)

Victory over the Sun

The final event of the evening is a staged reading of part of Larissa Shmailo’s (www.larissashmailo.com) translation of the libretto of Victory over the Sun by Aleksei Kruchenych. Now in print from Cervená Barva Press, www.thelostbookshelf.com/cervenabooks.html#Victory%20over%20the%20Sun)

Shmailo's translation was used for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's famous reconstruction of the opera in 1980. The libretto has been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Smithsonian, and recently at the Garage Museum of Moscow for its retrospective of Russian performative art.



The cast of the Victory staged reading is headed by oral poet Bob Holman (Language Matters PBS series) and includes National Endowment of the Art translation award winner Alex Cigale, Compass Russian poetry translation honoree Misha Semenov, and Victory translator Shmailo. The staged reading will be preceded by original poetry celebrating Russian Futurism by Gritsman, Cigale, Semenov, poet and translator and founder of the Compass Award Irina Mashinski http://www.stosvet.net/compass/ArsenyTarkovsky/Tarkovsky.html and Elizabeth Hodges, editor of the St. Petersburg Review (www.stpetersburgreview.com). Original music by Finnish composer Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (http://jukkapekkakervinen.blogspot.com based on Mikhail Matiushin's partially lost score for the original 1913 production will accompany the staged reading.



LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM

HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST

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:

Thirteen
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677
Bar13.com


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)
at:
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 598-9126
OneandOneNY.com


92nd Street Y Reading Series

Main Reading Series

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

 


New Jersey:


 

 

John Petrolino
Presents
The Frank Talk Reading Series

Frank Talk

A New Poetry Reading Series
at
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

jpetrolinoiii@yahoo.com


Pennsylvania:

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;
http://www.lulu.com/drni;
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drni

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
http://www.lulu.com/drni
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drni


1ST FRIDAYS ON VINE
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: www.Josesebourne.com


Pacific Northwest:

 

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

Visit the POETSWEST Website for more readings...
http://www.poetswest.com/venues.htm

 


CALIFORNIA:

Golden Gate Bridge

 

Southern California Open Readings

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTIES

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, www.beyondbaroque.org.


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, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.


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, www.dapoetrylounge.com.


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 @ aol.com.


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


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, www.gypsyden.com.


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 @ charter.net, emergingurbanpoets.blogspot.com.


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, www.moondaypoetry.com, or pero @ earthlink.net.


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, www.avenue50studio.com.


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, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.


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, www.rappsaloon.com.


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, www.redondopoets.com.


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, www.tebotbach.org.


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, www.tiachucha.com.


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, www.poetryidiots.com.


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, www.theworldstage.org.


SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES

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 @ gmail.com.


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.


SAN DIEGO AREA

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, www.bluestockingbooks.com.


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, www.lestats.com.


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, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.


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, www.DimeStories.org.


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, sandiegowriters.org.


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


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, www.kbgressitt.com/fallbrooks-writers-read.


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, www.myspace.com/thevesselmovement.


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, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.


SAN LUIS OBISPO/SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA

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, www.bellartsfactory.com.


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, www.languageofthesoul.org.


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 @ verizon.net.


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


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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