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

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

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

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

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

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 We are looking for previously unpublished articles, interviews, fiction and poetry (or mixed media) to publish which reflect this aim.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Still taking submissions for Strike #7.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit to Extract(s)

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

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

Guidelines for Submission

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

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

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

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

Zero Point

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

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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 Reading Series
April, 2015

Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, April 17 2015
7:00 pm
Vincent Katz and Mary Maxwell

Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, critic, and curator. He is the author of 12 books of poetry, including Swimming Home, just out from Nightboat Books. Katz is the author of The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Princeton, 2004), winner of the National Translation Award, and the editor of Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art (MIT, 2002; reprinted 2013). He was awarded a Rome Prize for literature and lives in New York City, where he curates the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series at Dia Chelsea.

The unconventional prosody of Mary Maxwell's most recent book of poems, inspired by the shape of New England's "nine over sixes" windows, pays homage to the elegiac stanzas of Vergil's Georgics. Though in their subject matter her lyrics relate the poet's daily encounter with Vergil's "country gods," their concerns, as she writes in a postscript, also overlap with contemporary issues of near-universal surveillance; true solitude, in all its painful yet pungent delicacy, is in terrible peril. What is heard, of course, is often limited by what has been listened for: Nature provides the increasingly rare luxury of quiet, the ability to hear oneself think.

Individual poems from Maxwell's poetry collections originally appeared in Agni, The New Republic, Paris Review, Provincetown Arts, Salmagundi, Southern Review, Slate and Yale Review, among other publications. Her essays and reviews have appeared in literary periodicals such as Arion, Boston Review, Partisan Review, Raritan and ThreepennyReview. She has been a winner of the 1990 "Discovery"/ The Nation Award; the recipient of a residential fellowship from the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France; and has also been a visiting artist and scholar at the American Academy in Rome.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
7:00 PM
Edwin Frank and Geoffrey O'Brien

Edwin Frank is the editor of NYRB Classics. His Snake Train: Poems 1984-2013 will be published in early 2015. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, in 1960 and educated at Harvard and Columbia University. He has published in The New York Review of Books and The Nation, among other journals, and is the author of two books of poetry, The Further Adventures of Pinocchio and Stack. Currently he is at work on a history of the twentieth-century novel. Poetry, Kabbalist hymns, a Futurist dragon, Wagnerian vaudeville, Virgil in India, and Pinocchio, in love and at a loss, among the philosophers, are among the mirrors and reflections found in Snake Train, a gathering of the poetic sequences and longer poems (plus one piece of prose) that Edwin Frank has published over the years in various journals and chapbooks. Though haunted by ghosts, this book of waiting and wanting is very much set among the shiny constructions and destroyed or abandoned spaces of today's continuous present, in which the lyric echoes from some past-or future-remove.

Geoffrey O'Brien is an American poet, editor, book and film critic, translator, and cultural historian. In 1992, he joined the staff of the Library of America as Executive Editor, becoming Editor-in-Chief in 1998. In a Mist is Geoffrey O'Brien's seventh collection of poems. It brings together scenes recovered from dream or experience, transmuted fragments of myth, passages retrieved from lost libraries and recollected conversations, the story lines of imaginary films, snapshots of lake and street corner and darkened construction site, the inventions of sleeplessness, transcriptions of chime tones and birdsong, and the memory of faces.

Friday, April 24th, 2015
7:00 pm
Frannie Lindsay and Joanna Fuhrman

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of Poetry collections Freud in Brooklyn (2000); Ugh Ugh Ocean (2003); Moraine ( 2006); Pageant (2009), winner of the Kinereth Gensler Prize from Alice James Books; the chapbook The Emotive Function (2011), and The year of Yellow Butterflies, (Hanging Loose Press, 2015) Her poetry is humorous and surreal, mining references from pop and high culture. Fuhrman has taught writing at Rutgers University and in public schools for the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She has been poetry editor for Boog City and curator of the reading series for the Saint Mark's Church Poetry Project in New York. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Frannie Lindsay's fourth volume, Our Vanishing (Red Hen Press, 2014), won the 2012 Benjamin Saltman Award. Her previous titles are Mayweed (Washington Prize, The Word Works, 2010); Lamb (Perugia Prize, Perugia Press, 2006); and Where She Always Was (May Swenson Award, Utah State University Press, 2004.) Her work appears in the Best American Poetry of 2014 and The Atlantic Monthly, The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, Shenandoah, The Journal, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, and many others, as well as on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, A Writer's Almanac, and American Life in Poetry. She is a previous winner of The Missouri Review Prize. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015
7:00 pm
Fanny Howe

Fanny Howe is the author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, including Come and See, The Lyrics, and The Winter Sun: Notes on a vocation. "If someone is alone reading my poems, I hope it would be like reading someone's notebook. A record. Of a place, beauty, difficulty. A familiar daily struggle," Fanny Howe explained in a 2004 interview with the Kenyon Review.

She has won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, an award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, the Gold Medal for Poetry for Poetry from the commonwealth Club of California, and Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Foundation. She lives in New England.

Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Mike Amado


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


We are having a party and you are invited.
Help us celebrate National Poetry Month and our 7th Anniversary [2008-2015]
Mignon Ariel King & Jason Wright

Refreshments including anniversary cake and everyone present will receive a gift from us

Poetry Features

Mignon Ariel King was born in Boston City Hospital, a third generation New England book nut. She holds a Master of Arts in English degree from Simmons College. She is the publisher of Hidden Charm Press and Tell-Tale Chapbooks. Her poetry has been published in various journals, and four books from her multi-genre autobiography are currently in print. She is writing a book of poems based on "Moby-Dick" and will soon publish a book of 27 modern women's fables, "Ramshackled...

Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. He has been published in the Somerville Scout, Fox Chase Review, Wilderness Review, Stones Throw, Somerville Times and other places as well. He was selected to read at Boston City Hall for his poem Strong as the Boston Skyline on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon, Oddball Magazine was featured at Massachusetts Poetry Festival in 2014.He has read at the Cambridge River Festival for 4 consecutive years. He was given a Certificate of Achievement by former Poet Populist Toni Bee as well as the English Department Award of Achievement at Bunker Hill Community College. He studied under Lloyd Schwartz at Umass Boston as well as Joe Torra. He earned his Literary Publishing certificate in 2010 by Gian Lombardo, Editor/Founder of Quale Press. He has worked with Gloria MIndock of Cervena Barva Press as well and has had success with his own venture Oddball Magazine. He is a regular at Stone Soup in Cambridge, and can also be found every Tuesday in his column Jagged Thoughts at

MUSIC FEATURE/ Brian Noguerira

Upcoming Readings

May 3 Robert K. Johnson & Renee Summers
June 14 Terry Johnson & Nathaniel Mayes
Sept 27 10th Poetry Showcase with Elizabeth Hanson, Philip Hasouris, Robert Knox, Moria Linehan, Mary Picard & Rich Wiley
Oct 18 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.

visit us on-line


Concord Academy Chapel

This is to let you know that CPC members
Joan Houlihan, Julia Lisella, Kathy Nilsson and Cammy Thomas
will be reading from their new books this Sunday, April 19, 3-4pm
in Concord Academy Chapel, 166 Main Street, Concord, MA.

This event is free and is co-sponsored by the Concord Poetry Center and the Concord Academy Poetry Club.

Please join us in celebrating the long-awaited New England spring with poetry!

Joan Houlihan is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Ay (Tupelo Press, 2014). Her previous books are: The Us, named a must-read book of 2009 by Massachusetts Center for the Book, The Mending Worm, winner of the Green Rose Award from New Issues Press, and Hand-Held Executions: Poems & Essays. In addition to publishing in a wide array of leading journals, including Poetry, Boston Review, Harvard Review and Gulf Coast, she has served as critic and editor at a series of online magazines, most recently Contemporary Poetry Review. Her critical essays are archived online at Her work has been anthologized in The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries (University of Iowa Press) and The Book of Irish-American Poetry--Eighteenth Century to Present (University of Notre Dame Press). She is the founder and director of the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference and she currently teaches part-time at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and serves on the faculty of Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA program in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Julia Lisella is the author of Always and Terrain (both from WordTech Editions) and Love Song Hiroshima (Finishing Line Press), a chapbook. You can find her poems online and in print at such places as Ocean State Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Literary Mama, Salamander, and Prairie Schooner and others. She is Associate Professor of English at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts where she teaches courses on American literature and writing.

Kathy Nilsson earned a BA from Mount Holyoke College and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her book, The Infant Scholar, was published by Tupelo Press in January 2015 and won Honorable Mention, Berkshire Prize for a first or second book chosen by Tupelo Press Editors. Her chapbook, The Abattoir, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008, and in 2011 she received the Poetry Society of America's Robert H. Winner Award. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and son.

Cammy Thomas' first book of poems, Cathedral of Wish, received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her second book, Inscriptions, has just come out. Both are published by Four Way Books. Her poems have recently appeared in Appalachia, Bateau, The Classical Outlook, The Healing Muse, and Spillway. A fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation helped her complete her new book. After growing up on Long Island, New York, Thomas was educated primarily in California, writing her PhD dissertation at Berkeley on the poetry of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. An MFA in poetry followed, from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and teaches literature and writing at Concord Academy.

VOL: 5, No. 54, DATE: APRIL, 2015


SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 @ 3PM




Bits and Pieces

We laugh,
We cry,
We write poetry,
The world smiles…

Happy National Poetry Month

Visual Inverse 2015 was a great success, great art, great poems and great people.

On April 6, 2008 with 10 people in the Children’s Room at the Plymouth Guilds for the Arts, welcomed by the late Mike Amado was the start of POETRY: The Art of Words. David Surette was the feature poet and Bob Bergman, Rene Schwiesow and Frank Miller were on the open-mic program. So join us on April 19 at 12 noon as we begin year seven when our feature poets will Mignon Ariel King and Jason Wright and our musical feature will be Brian Noguerira. As usual free refreshments, have a piece of anniversary cake and all in attendance will receive a surprise gift.

Rich Berg tells me that, For The Love of Words, are changing both their venue date and location. It will now be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at ECAT Studios 50 Oliver St 2nd Floor, N Easton, MA, seating is limited so if you are planning on attend notify Rich Berg @

Another change Poetry at the Blackthorne in North Easton will have a 4 PM starting time.

Cervena Barva Press will be having a 10th anniversary reading on April 16 at 7 PM. I will be part of the program reading two of Mike Amado poems, one from “Stunted Inner Child Shot the TV” and the other from “Book of Arrows” his poetry edited by Nancy Brady Cunningham and myself. Cervena Barva Press has published over 82 chapbooks, over 52 full-length books, and 7 e-books. (Postcards too!) Not a bad history for a Small Press publisher, congratulations Gloria Mindock and Bill Kelle.

Writing & Editing Poetry Workshop, Session 8

Saturday April 11th 2015, 10AM - 12PM

Laugh: Poetry is funny stuff , Word Sense: Emotion, Sound and Expression Read your poem (optional), Hear your poem read (optional)

Series: 2nd Saturday/Month, Sept – May, Instructors: Poets George Comeaux & Rich Berg Writing samples at any stage of completeness encouraged. Workshops, free & intended for adults at any writing level.

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

‘A poem lives forever, make it your best’


For Submissions click here or scroll up.

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


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

Kirk Etherton

Kirk Etherton won the Ibbetson Street Press Poetry Award in 2009 for "Georgia, 1963," about his aunt's experiences in the Civil Rights movement. He writes poetry and songs on topics ranging from Zen Buddhism to pre-historic fish. He's performed poetry, music, and stand-up comedy at venues in New England and California.

Tim Suermondt

Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections of poems: TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE (The Backwaters Press, 2007) and JUST BEAUTIFUL (New York Quarterly Books, 2010.) He has poems published and forthcoming in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Blackbird, Able Muse, Prairie Schooner, PANK, Bellevue Literary Review, Plume Poetry Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, Mudlark, december magazine, Ploughshares, and Stand Magazine in England. He lives in Cambridge (MA) with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.

Pui Ying Wong

Pui Ying Wong was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of a full length book of poetry Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), two chapbooks: Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007), Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008) and her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Southampton Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review among others. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt.

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.

Revolutionary Voices: Victory over the Sun
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Victory over the Sun

Few theatrical creations of the 20th century are as mythically iconoclastic as Victory Over the Sun. Concocted by the trans-rational poet Aleksey Kruchenykh, the messiah of painterly abstraction Kazimir Malevich, and the avant-garde composer-painter Mikhail Matiushin, Victory was nominally called an opera. In fact, it was an anti-operatic, anti-theatrical, anti-literary piece of performance art, intended to topple aesthetic and intellectual hierarchies and idols. Please join us for a performance of this seminal early achievement of Russian Futurism that spanned many art forms, including poetry, art, music and theater, and a discussion exploring what it can tell us about the connections among art, technology, and the humanities today.

Victory over the Sun
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Boston University Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 206
(MBTA Green Line “B” to BU Central or “C” to St. Mary’s St.)
Free and open to the public | Reception & book-signing to follow

The evening will open with an experimental production of Victory Over the Sun, directed by Anna Winestein, followed by comments by historian Harlow Robinson, a panel discussion with scholars and the creative participants in the production, and a book signing with the author of the newly re-issued translation of Victory, Larissa Shmailo.

Our digital-humanities interpretation of Victory will feature music composed and digitally mastered by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, choreography by Rebecca Rice, voice performance by Larissa Shmailo (alongside digital voices synthesized by Kervinen), and digital projections created in collaboration with the BU Computer Science Department that respond to the movement of the dancers.

The Revolutionary Voices project is directed by Yuri Corrigan, Assistant Professor of Russian & Comparative Literature, and Minou Arjomand, Assistant Professor of English, in collaboration with the Center the Study of Europe.

Sponsored by the Boston University Center for Humanities, the Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Provost Arts Initiative, and the Center for the Study of Europe. Presented in collaboration with the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative and Cervena Barva Press.

Four Jamaica Pond Poets to Read on Shared Themes

Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
(5:30 p.m. to join the poets for a light dinner)
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury Street, Boston

It's not every day that four poets from the same neighborhood and the same poetry workshop get the first full-length collections of their work published within two years of each other. That's what Jamaica Plain residents who are long-time members of Jamaica Pond Poets — Audrey Henderson, Jennifer Markell, Sandra Storey and Gary Whited — have done.

The poets are also taking an unusual approach to this event at Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Rather than read from their books one at a time, they will take turns reading poems based on selected themes.

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.

Jennifer Markell's first book of poetry, Samsara, was published by the Turning Point imprint of WordTech Communications in April, 2014. Her poems have been published in journals nationally and internationally, including The Aurorean (Featured Poet), The Comstock Review (Special Merit Finalist, annual awards 2000), Consequence, The Hawaii Pacific Review, Rhino, and The Women's Review of Books (forthcoming). Her work has been anthologized in Carapace 100 (South Africa) and Poetry from Sojourner, A Feminist Anthology. Markell's poetry has been displayed at Boston City Hall. She is the author of an award-winning chapbook, Leaving the Green Elm Market (Sheltering Pines Press, 2005).

Sandra Storey's first full-length collection, Every State Has Its Own Light, a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award, was published by the Word Poetry imprint of WordTech Communications in November. Her poems have appeared in various literary magazines, including the New York Quarterly, Friction (UK), THEMA and New Millennium Writings as well as an elevator lobby of Boston City Hall. Storey lived in Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1972. Founder and formerly editor and publisher of the Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill Gazettes, she is now a newspaper columnist. Her website is

Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. He grew up on the plains of eastern Montana, and a strong sense of place pervades his poems, whether that place is the prairie, the city or the inner spaces we inhabit. His book Having Listened, was selected as the winner of the 2013 Homebound Publications Poetry Contest. It recently received a Benjamin Franklin Book Award, and one of the poems from the book was nominated for a Pushcart prize. His poems have appeared in several journals, including Salamander, Plainsongs, The Aurorean, Atlanta Review, and Comstock Review.

Trident is near Prudential and Hynes Auditorium stops on the T and Back Bay Station.
Phone: 617-267-8688

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

Sunday, April 26, 4:00 PM

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

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:

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

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.


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 or email or call 617-325-8388.

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





March Poetry Events

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


Maxine Hong Kingston

Saturday, April 18, 3:00pm
A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, author of the renowned 1976 work The Woman Warrior, and the daughter of illegal Chinese immigrants, Maxine Hong Kingston discusses the real-life politics of genre - how protecting her parents and family meant designating their personal histories as fiction.

Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members

In addition, Kingston presents a reading and talk on Monday, April 20, at 6:15pm at Columbia University. Visit for more information.

Both programs cosponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University Writing Lives Series and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race's Artist at the Center Series.

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...



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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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