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Wed, Mar. 28th, 2007, 09:49 am

i don't want to believe that poetry is a dead, lost art. i have so little to convince me otherwise.

where are the open mics?

where is the living word (a beautiful sequence of eloquence or the spewings of rotting minds)?

i don't take myself so seriously... are poets today required to be pretentious?

tell me where to go to read and hear poems worthy of an ear!

Thu, Mar. 29th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)

never fear, you've just been looking in the wrong places!

There're two weekly open mics that I recommend- Tuesdays at Alberta St. Public House, Mondays at Tony's Tavern on W Burnside. Then there is one that happens sometimes at Proper Eats in St. Johns, but you have to sign up for that in advance with Dan Raphael. There's a regular reading at the NW Library, and a second-Monday reading at Borders.

They don't call Portland "Poetland" for nothing.

Thu, Mar. 29th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)

around what hours do these shindigs begin? the monday/ tuesday ones you mentioned. i'm not good for signing up in advance *smile* ...

Thu, Mar. 29th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)

Monday at tony's starts around 8 (officially), but always starts late and goes late. Alberta St on Tuesday, sign up is at 7, and they start promptly at 7:30.

Hope you come! It's loads of fun and everyone is a blast to be with :) Plus, there's mighty fine pomes...