aNCIENT CITY POETS SHOWCASE
FOLLOWED BY A POETRY OPEN MIC
Featuring Poets: Ben Atkinson, Cassandra DeGraff, Michael Henry Lee, Colleen Michele Jones, Jamie Lynn Stanish, Kimmy Van Kooten, Robert Waldner, and Lee Weaver.
Open Mic begins at 8:00pm.
The Ancient City Poets are a loosely knit patchwork of poets who have been gathering for monthly open mic poetry readings in St. Augustine on the last Sunday of each month, since August of 2009. In March of last year when the world was hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, they morphed into an online open mic happening, through zoom. Thanks to this technology, their readings were viewed internationally on Facebook Live. Edited versions of the gatherings are posted on their YouTube Channel. Their open microphone series offers poets of all skill levels an opportunity to share their poems with a loving and supportive audience. Month after month, poets new and seasoned, young and old, prove that poetry is alive in the Nation's Oldest City. Ancient City Poets currently gather inside at ArtBox located at 137 King Street. Their Sunday, September 26th reading will be the official local observation of the global event: "100 Thousand Poets for Change."