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White House Inn

Dear Friends of Colrain:

We are currently enrolling for our conference in Wilmington, Vermont at the gorgeous
White House Inn, July 25-28 and for our annual conference at the spectacular Truchas Peaks
Place in Truchas, New Mexico, September 19-22.

The Colrain Conference is the original, one-of-a-kind poetry manuscript conference designed for poets serious about book publication. There is no other conference in the nation (or world!) that provides this combination of in-depth analysis by poet-editors and real-time editorial response from top publishers.

Colrain conference faculty for 2014 are listed here.

For more information on our two upcoming conferences:
July 25-28 in Vermont
September 19-22 in New Mexico

All poets with a book-length or chapbook-length poetry manuscript in progress are welcome to apply.

Colrain is in its eighth year of guiding poets toward book publication in a wide variety of presses (over 120 manuscripts taken so far). I hope you will join us!

Concord Poetry Center & Colrain Conferences
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742



Submissions open June 1st for the (lucky) 13th annual Mom Egg Review!!! Send poetry, fiction, and art on the theme of mothers, and motherhood. There's also a special folio this year for poetry submissions on the theme: Compassionate Action.

So many of us are fighting a battle. Medical, financial, the struggles of our identity and society. From the invisible to the visible, from mental illness to cancer. Even more of us have lost someone and are now carrying on without them. We are doing more than that. Every day, we are surviving. Wicked Banshee Press is excited to announce that our Fall Issue theme will be Survival Through Art. While we do not want to shy away from the struggle, we would like this to be a celebratory issue. Tell us about the wins, the good times, your most defiant self. Give us your roar back, your refusal to be silent. Give us your survival, bleeding and alive.

While we will not exclude non-themed poems, make them damn good.
Submissions open June 1, 2014 and close August 15, 2014.
See our submission guidelines.

Our current need is for 200 word prose that is gripping and tightly written. We particularly enjoy pieces that employ active voice in works of memoir, fiction, or tiny essays.
Our cover gallery is here:

Are you in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse? Is someone you care about in recovery? Then, please consider submitting to the second issue of "peer review," a literary and art magazine for the recovery community. No reading or entry fees. Deadline September 1, 2014. Theme is "I." Please email me with subject "peer review" for more details.

charlottesville winter is looking for microfiction and short poetry submissions. there are no reading fees. no compensation other than work being shared with over a thousand readers. rolling deadline. open theme.

Have a peek at issue 5 and then promptly submit for issue 6! FAR ENOUGH EAST is now open for the summer issue!

Broken Pencil. Looking for fiction and non-fiction (max 3000 words). Paying market (varies depending on length and type of article). They suggest you read a copy before submitting. Accepting submissions until September 15.

ROOM magazine. Looking for submissions on the theme Lost in Translation. Deadline July 31.

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.

Beakful is looking for your work. Start submitting it. Who will be first? Send one-two poems, artwork, fiction, reviews, essays to 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 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.

Non-fiction essay contest. Theme is "rejection," something we can all relate to, as writers!

Hello! We are just starting up a new digital literary journal entitled Sketches Magazine and we are having our first open call for submissions. We would love to read your fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Since we are just starting up, you have a very good chance to get published in our debut issue! So submit today!!

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!

The Summer 2013 issue of drafthorse literary journal - a journal of work and no work - is now available online. The editors are now accepting submissions for the Winter 2014 issue.

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

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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


Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Poetry Discussion Friday, September 12th 7:00 p.m.

Adam Kirsch | Philip Nikolayev | Marjorie Perloff

Adam Kirsch was born in Los Angeles in 1976. He is the son of lawyer, author, and biblical scholar Jonathan Kirsch. He started writing poetry around the age of 14 after he read the poetry of T.S. Eliot, stating, "Eliot showed me the possibility of finding in poetry a source of complex intellectual and moral interest." In 1997, he graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in English. After graduation, he worked as the assistant literary editor for The New Republic. Next he worked as the editor for Lipper Publications. Over the course of his career, he has written reviews and feature articles on a diverse array of poets and novelists, including Charles Bukowski, Emily Dickinson, Kay Ryan, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Richard Wilbur, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Dylan Thomas, John Keats, Saul Bellow, John Updike, Hart Crane, and David Foster Wallace. He has also written articles on assorted cultural issues, covering topics like rap music, America and the Roman Empire, the relationship between conservative politics in America and the writings of Ayn Rand, and the importance of literary criticism. Adam Kirsch's The Modern Element: Essays on Contemporary Poetry (2008) is published by W.W. Norton. Kirsch has published two books of poems, The Thousand Wells and Invasions, as well as non-fiction books on Benjamin Disraeli and Lionel Trilling. The Thousand Wells won The New Criterion Poetry Prize in 2002. His poems have also appeared in many magazines including The Paris Review, Partisan Review, The Formalist, Harvard Review, and The New Criterion.

Philip Nikolayev was Born in Moscow and raised in Russia and Moldova. He grew up speaking both English and Russian and immigrated to the United States in 1990. Nikolayev earned a BA and an MA at Harvard University and a PhD at Boston University. His poetry collections include Dusk Raga (1998), Monkey Time (2003), which won a Verse prize, and Letters From Aldenderry (2006). In his poems, Nikolayev pairs philosophical questions with daily life, frequently combining formal and experimental approaches. In an interview with Jack Alun for The Argotist Online, Nikolayev stated, "Writing is largely spontaneous for me and improvisation and self-surprise are important parts of it. ... I write in hopes that what moves or interests or surprises me may also cause a similar response in someone else-the providential reader, in Mandelstam's phrase, if you will. Often I don't know exactly where a poem-a certain kind of poem-leads me until the very end, where with some luck everything just happens to click sharply into focus." Nikolayev is one of the founding editors of Fulcrum, "an annual of poetry and aesthetics," and his work has been featured in 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Marjorie Perloff teaches courses and writes on twentieth and now twenty-first century poetry and poetics, both Anglo-American and from a Comparatist perspective, as well as on intermedia and the visual arts. She is Professor Emerita of English at Stanford University and Florence R. Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of Southern California. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Her publications include: Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (University of Chicago Press, 1991), The Dance of the Intellect: Studies in the Poetry of the Pound Tradition (Northwestern University Press, 1996), Frank O'Hara: Poet Among Painters (University of Chicago Press, 1998), Poetry On and Off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasions (Northwestern University Press, 1998), The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant Guerre, and the Language of Rupture, with a New Preface (University of Chicago Press, 2003), Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy (University of Alabama Press, 2004), Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and forthcoming Poetics in a New Key: Interviews and Essays (University of Chicago Press, fall 2014).

Save the Dates

September 26th, 7:00 pm
Umit Singh Dhuga
Ben Mazer
Todd Swift

In November
Ewa Chrusciel
date to be announced

and many more fine poets in the Fall

Please visit us on Grolierpoetrybookshop

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


Mike Amado


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


9th Annual Poetry Showcase
In Conjunction with the Annual Plymouth Juried Art Show

Sunday September 14, 2012 @1PM
The Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth off Rt 3A

Come view and admire the art of local artists and listen to the art of the spoken word.

Featuring the words of

9th Annual Poetry Showcase

Upcoming Readings

Oct 12 January O’Neil & Louise Dery Wells
Nov Elizabeth McKim & Barbara S Carlson
Dec 14 Vincent Dorio & Denise Rainey
Jan 11 Winston Bolton & Kate Mc Cann

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

visit us on-line



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

Grey Held

Grey Held is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. His first book of poems, Two-Star General was published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2012. His second book of poems Spilled Milk was published by Word Press in 2013.

Sue Owen

Sue Owen is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Devil's Cookbook, from Louisiana State University Press. Her poems have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Southern Review. She taught as the Poet-in-Residence at LSU before she retired to Cambridge. In 2013, she won the Gretchen Warren Award for the best poem published by a member of the New England Poetry Club.

Gary Whited

Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. His book titled, Having Listened, was selected as the winner of the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest. It has recently received a Benjamin Franklin Book Award, and one of the poems from the book has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Having Listened offers a collection of poems that speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie remembered and an encounter with the haunting voice of the Greek thinker, Parmenides, echoing across 2500 years.

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.


Your Hosts: Roger and Nancy Boucher


SEPT. 17 Preston H Hood

Preston H. Hood was born in Fall River, MA and grew up in Swansea. He was a 1970 Vietnam SEALS. Preston has been a Member of the Veterans for Peace for 15 years. A retired teacher and administrator, he now lives in Lyman, ME. His poetry has been widely published. His chapbook The Hallelujah of Listening won the2012 Maine Literary Awards.


Tom Chandler is poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus. He has been named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University and has been a featured poet at the Library of Congress and the Robert Frost homestead. His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio on several occasions. He has written commissioned poems for The State of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and Waterfire, and has twice been named inaugural poet for Providence mayoral inaugurations. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bryant University, and the founder and editor of the Bryant Literary Review. His latest book of new & selected poems is Guitars of the Stars.

NOV. 19 Marybeth Rua-Larsen

Marybeth Rua-Larsen teaches at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Raintown Review, Angle, Cleaver, The Poetry Bus, Measure and Unsplendid. She won the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in Poetry in Galway, Ireland. Her chapbook Nothing In-Between was recently published by Barefoot Muse Press.

Nancy & Roger

Cervena Barva Press Logo


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

Featuring: Anne Harding Woodworth | Ruth Foley
Herding by Anne Harding Woodworth

Anne Harding Woodworth is the author of Herding, a new chapbook just released by Cervena Barva Press, 3 chapbooks and 5 books. She lived on a farm in New York State during much of her childhood, where her fondness for cows began. It has stayed with her in spite of living in New York City; Detroit; Athens, Greece; and Frankfurt, Germany. She now divides her time between a cabin in the mountains of Western North Carolina and a home in Washington, D.C., where she is a member of the Poetry Board at the Folger Shakespeare Library. (
Order Herding Here...

Ruth Foley lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches English for Wheaton College. Her recent work has appeared in Redheaded Stepchild, The Bellingham Review, Yemassee, and Sou'wester, among others, and her chapbook Dear Turquoise is available from Dancing Girl Press. She serves as Managing Editor for Cider Press Review.

Admission is $3.00. Refreshments served.

Featuring: Andrea Cohen | Gail Mazur | Lloyd Schwartz

Andrea Cohen's poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and elsewhere. Her next poetry collections, Furs Not Mine and Branch Water, will be published by Four Way Books. Other collections include Kentucky Derby, Long Division, and The Cartographer's Vacation. She directs the Writers House at Merrimack College and the Blacksmith House Poetry Series.

Gail Mazur is author of 6 books of poems, including They Can't Take That Away from Me, finalist for the National Book Award; Zeppo's First Wife: New and Selected Poems, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, and Figures in a Landscape published in 20l1. She is the founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, a center for the poetry community since 1973 and Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Emerson College Graduate Writing Program. On the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she has twice been a Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute.

Lloyd Schwartz is the Troy Professor of English at UMass Boston and teaches in the MFA Program. His poems have been selected for The Pushcart Prize, Best American Poetry, and Best of the Best American Poetry. His publications include the Library of America's Elizabeth Bishop edition and Music In-and On-the Air, a collection of his reviews for NPR's Fresh Air. He received the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

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.

The Brockton Poetry Series at the Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
For directions see

See our website: and click on "Brockton Poetry" to see our current poets of the month and upcoming features.

Upcoming Features: Saturday, September 20th
Jason Tandon & Nancy Esposito

Jason Tandon is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Quality of Life (2013). His poetry and reviews have appeared in such journals and magazines as AGNI Online, Boston Review, Esquire, Harvard Review Online, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and Spoon River Poetry Review. His poems have also been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. He teaches in the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.

Nancy Esposito’s first book of poems was Changing Hands (Quarterly Review of Literature Contemporary Poetry Series). Mêm’ Rain, a winner of the National Looking Glass Poetry Chapbook Competition, was published in 2002 by Pudding House Publications, which also published Greatest Hits 1978-2001 in 2003. She received the Discovery/The Nation Award (now Discovery), Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, the Colladay Award, Poetry Society of America Gordon Barber Memorial Award, a Fulbright Grant to Egypt, and grants to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos as well as an NEH to study the Vietnam War. She has lived in Mexico and Nicaragua in the 1980s where she translated contemporary Nicaraguan poets. Sections from that manuscript were published as a supplement in American Poetry Review and Delos. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines such as The Nation, Southwest Review, American Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, and the Harvard Business Review as well as anthologies.

We meet downstairs in the artKitchen Café.

12:00 - 2:00 Poetry Workshop (offered at no charge to the public)
1:30 - 2:00 Sign up for Open-Mic Reading
2:15 - 3:15 Open-Mic Reading
3:30 - 4:30 Feature Poets

Sheila Mullen Twyman
Brockton Poetry Series

at the Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak St. Brockton, MA








For Submissions click here or scroll up.

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

Brookline Poetry Series

Brookline Public Library Main Branch
361 Washington St.
Brookline Village

Sunday, September 21, 2-4pm

Readers: Jeffrey Harrison, with Joshua Morgan Folmar
Open mike will follow the reading.

NEPC Fall Series begins on Monday, September 8th at 7:00 PM

Harvard-Yenching Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (off Kirkland, near Memorial Hall)

NEPC fall series continues:

Monday, October 6th, 7:00 PM
Members with new books

Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM
NEPC Contest Winners

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 PM
NEPC Contest Winners

Fall series readings take place at
Harvard-Yenching Library, Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (off Kirkland, near Memorial Hall)

Founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken

* Free and open to the public *
* For information, please call 617-744-6034 *
* NEPC website *

For the Love of Words Listing Detail

For the Love of Words
Season Opening
Tuesday Sept. 2nd

Your story needs to be told
7:00-9:30pm Doors Open 7pm
Unity Church 13 Main St. N. Easton, MA

Oct. 7th Jack Scully & Nancy Cunningham

Hosted by: George Comeaux & Rich Berg


Andrew Lewis
Astrid Drew
Chris Johnson
Chris Kain
Dana Rowe
Glenn Furman
Jack Scully
Kim Hill
Laura Brown Lavoie
Linda Thayer
Marguerite Bouvard
Michael Quigg
Nancy Cunningham
Philip Hasouris
Renee Summers
Ron Cummings
Tom Daley
Tom Slavin

info: email Rich at

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





Poets House Fall Season Opens September 23

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


Eleni Sikelianos, Valeria Luiselli, Stephen Burt, Marilyn Nelson
Eleni Sikelianos, Valeria Luiselli, Stephen Burt, Marilyn Nelson

For the Fall 2014 season, Poets House invites you to explore poetry’s complex relationship with fiction, memoir, essay and more through talks, seminars, and workshops presented by leading cross-genre writers. Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres traces the poet’s ability to infuse, implore, recall, and awaken new possibilities in language across the arts from page to paint to stage and beyond. This remarkable series begins Tuesday, September 23 with Mutants & Hybrids: Mixing Genres with poet and memoirist Eleni Sikelianos.

    Programs in the series include:
  • Natasha Sajé on the Prose Poem
  • Stephen Burt on Poetry & Criticism
  • Laynie Browne on The Poet’s Novel
  • Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso & Megan O’Rourke
  • Art & Climate Change with Alison Hawthorne Deming
  • Architecture & Archives with poet and novelist Valeria Luiselli
  • J.D. McClatchy on transforming The Leopard from novel to opera libretto
  • Matthea Harvey & Marilyn Nelson on Writing Poetry for Children & Young Adults
  • Poetry & Reportage with Eliza Griswold
  • Transgenres with Vijay Seshadri

In addition to Other Impulses, Poets House will celebrate the centennials of poets Octavio Paz, with a gathering of Mexican and American poets reading from his work (Tuesday, October 7), and John Berryman, with a seminar with scholar Daniel Swift (Thursday, October 23).

The highly regarded exhibition, A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman has been extended and will conclude with a seminar on artistic collaboration with exhibition curator Bill Berkson on Saturday, November 15. Celebrate the holidays with us on Tuesday, December 2 for the opening of Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets. For an additional holiday treat join us at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for Get Wrapped Up: The Poetry of the Kimono on Friday, December 12.

There are open-enrollment courses ranging from one day to six weeks, master classes, as well as a one-day High School Poetry Workshop for teens with Farrah Field (Saturday, October 11). Visit our Workshops, Classes and Residencies page for a full list of this season's offerings.

Our Children's season kicks off with Our Earth, Our Sky: A Celebration of the Poetry of Childhood with Richard Lewis and The Touchstone Center Theater Ensemble(Saturday, September 27). Those interested in learning more about creating verse for children should not miss Evoking the Poetic Worlds of Childhood: A program for educators and adults (Saturday, September 27).

Hard copies of our fall calendar of events will be arriving in your mail box shortly. Titles related to the fall season from our 60,000 volume Reed Foundation Library are now on display in the Margo Viscusi Reading Room at Poets House. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please Sign up here.

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.



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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