Poetry Open Mic Night

Join us for a fun evening of open mic poetry! We invite you to bring your own works and perform them in front of a supportive crowd. There's no better place to find your voice and share it with the world! 

The sign-up list opens at 6:30 pm in the upstairs cafe and the mic opens at 7:00pm.

  • Seating is first come, first served! 
  • Each open mic slot gets you about three minutes of stage time.
  • No need to memorize your work - just be comfortable and have fun!
  • If you read someone else’s work, give credit where due. 
  • Above all, show kindness to all. No hate speech, slurs, or sexually explicit language. 

Featured Poet: Summer J. Hart

Summer J. Hart is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Maine living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation. Her written and visual narratives are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by nature. Summer is the author of Boomhouse (2023, The 3rd Thing Press). She is a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Poetry and the recipient of the 2022 Hellen Ingram Plummer Fellowship at MacDowell. Her poetry can be found in Best Small Fictions 2023 (Alternating Current Press), BedfellowsHeavy Feather ReviewThe Massachusetts ReviewNorthern New England ReviewWaxwing, and elsewhere. Her mixed-media installations have been featured in shows and galleries including SPRING/BREAK, NYC; Pen + Brush, NYC; Gitana Rosa Gallery at Paterson Art Factory, Paterson, NJ; LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA; and The Parsonage Gallery, Searsport, ME.


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Event date: 
Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
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