Poetry Open Mic

poetry night EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

DISCUSSION GROUP

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY

6 PM TO 7 PM

ALL AGES WELCOME / FREE

Warm up for Open Mic and get to know some fellow poetry lovers as Mary Ann Rockwell of Saratoga Springs Public Library leads a conversation about the work of a particular poet. No advance preparation needed. Poems will be provided. SSPL will also display books from their poetry collection in Lena’s lobby and library card holders will be able to check them out on site.

December 5th Discussion Group

This month, so as to ‘lighten up’ in darkening weather, we’ll look at selections from the late Czeslaw Milosz’s wonderful anthology, A Book of Luminous Things.

POETRY OPEN MIC

SIGN-UP 7 PM / READINGS 7:30 – 9:30 PM

ADULTS $5 / STUDENTS FREE

HOSTED BY CAROL GRASER

Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.

A featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.

Featured Poets:

 

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December: Steven Huff

Steven Huff is the author of three collections of poetry, including A Fire in the Hill , new from Blue Horse Press, and two story collections, including  Blissful and Other Stories (Cosmographia, 2017). He is editor of Knowing Knott: Essays on an American Poet (Tiger Bark, 2017). Recent essays have appeared in The Gettysburg Review and the Solstice Literary Magazine. He is a Pushcart Prize winner in fiction and an O. Henry finalist. The Founding Publisher and Editor at Tiger Bark Press, he teaches creative writing at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College in Boston. He lives in Rochester NY.

January:  Mary Kathryn Jablonski & Laura Frare

Visual artist/poet Mary Kathryn Jablonski has been a contributor at Numero Cinq magazine and is author of “To the Husband I Have Not Yet Met.” Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including Beloit Poetry Journal, Blueline, Poetry Ireland Review, and Salmagundi. Her book “Sugar Maker Moon” is forthcoming from Dos Madres Press in 2019. Laura Frare is an artist and experimental filmmaker as well as a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, playing a variety of electronic and digital instruments, making audio field recordings, loops, and samples.