Poetry Open Mic Night ft. Krystyna Dąbrowska

Krystyna Dąbrowska is the author of four books of poetry, as well as essays and translations, and the winner of two of Poland’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Wisława Szymborska Award and the Kościelski Award. English translations of her work have been published in numerous U.S. literary journals, including Harper’s, The Harvard Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere, and she has been translated into sixteen other languages. She lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Co-translator Karen Kovacik’s translation of Aperture, by Jacek Dehnel (Zephyr Press, 2018), was a finalist for the 2019 PEN Poetry in Translation Award. She edited Scattering the Dark, an anthology of Polish women poets (White Pine, 2016), and her translations have appeared widely, including in the Boston Review, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, Trafika Europe, Two Lines, and World Literature Today. She was Indiana’s Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014 and is the author of the collections Metropolis Burning and Beyond the Velvet Curtain. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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. 

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Event date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Tideline (New Polish Writing) By Krystyna Dąbrowska, Karen Kovacik (Translator), Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator) Cover Image
By Krystyna Dąbrowska, Karen Kovacik (Translator), Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator)
ISBN: 9781938890888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now for Store Pickup
Published: Zephyr Press - April 19th, 2022

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