Location: Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery, 154 W Main St, Mesa, Arizona, 85201
Bring your holiday haikus, Krampus contos, dark carols, solstice sonnets, Chanukah stanzas, Christmas canzones, spoken word sestinas, Kwanzaa tankas, Diwali rondeaus, New Year senryus, Epiphany epigrams, Three Kings quatrains, Festivus terza rimas, or you know, some free verse shenanigans.
New Poem Challenge! Prepare a “cracked Carol” to read! Take your favorite (or not so favorite) holiday song/Carol and fracture and reimagine it as only you can!
White Elephant Exchange: Bring an item that cost you NO money (and you didn’t make) – something you found, something you were given – we’ll do some kind of ridiculous exchange and be sure to send you home with something even less valuable than when you showed up (I’m looking at you, Snooki Ornament).
Location: Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery, 154 W Main St., AZ, 85201
Event Description: Join us in September for an all-open mic poetry evening! Bring friends and work you’ve had under construction that needs to be performed! We’ll do rounds from each poet — no strict limit. See you there!
Join us for an open mic and our July feature, Jonathan Oak!
Boy golly, it’s hot outside. We know that. You’d think the constant calefaction we experience every day is enough of a reminder. But no. You have to talk about it!
Well, bring your mid-summer fever dreams, your hot-takes, your barely-humid literary spit, your scalding burns, and your thoroughly baked-and-heated-to-an-internal-temperature-of-165-degrees-for-at-least-three-minutes-poetry.
We like cool places. We like cool people, we like to hear new voices. Come join us in July for our Third Thursday poetry reading — open mic! Bring your poetry and spoken word pieces that you’ve been working on to read for a fantastic group of people. We’ll see you there!