Give us two or three of your polished poems or share fresh ink from your notebook. Invite a friend or two or three to view the livestream on FB Live to cheer you on.
The FB Live feed will appear on the following site:
We have been gathering for free open mic poetry reading since August of 2009.
A sign-up sheet will be available at 2:30 and the open mic will start at 3:00 pm.
If you would like to share a poem, please send an email to the email address in the "Contact Us" tab on this site. We will email you the Meeting ID and any Passcode that might be needed. We have room on the list for 15 poets at 5 minutes each. Readers will be called to the virtual podium in the order their names appear on the list.
SUPPORT OUR READING VENUE
As soon as social distancing is a memory, we will return to the Corazon, located at 36 Granada Street in Saint Augustine, Florida. The Corazon is open most evenings. All staff members wear masks. We do ask that you patronize them and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art.
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PLEASE CALL THEM BEFORE YOU GO TO CONFIRM THEIR HOURS
ANCIENT CITY POETS ON YOUTUBE
Two years ago, for National Poetry Month, we launched a YouTube Channel to preserve our past. We always encourage video students and volunteers with cameras to help us document the Saint Augustine poetry scene.
Subscribe to our channel so you can get notified whenever new footage is added.
PAM JAM UPDATE
Back in August of last year, The Butterfield and the Ancient City Poets partnered to form a project named PAM Jam – Poets, Artists, and Musicians Spreading Joy. The inspiration was a project that featured 9 poets collaborating with one artist: Anna Miller. The show was called “Refractions”, and it was on display from January 15 to March 15, 2019, at the St. Johns County Administrative Building Rotunda.
This year, fine artists from the Butterfield Gallery were paired with a poet partner from Ancient City Poets. The deadline for the finished poem and artwork from each paired collaboration team was April 1st of this year – right in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak. PAM Jam became the perfect pandemic project. In isolation, writers and artists got to know each other through emails, text messages, zoom meetings, and late-night phone calls. Writers and artists bonded together, built new relationships with each other, and learned to ride out the new normal. When the poems and paintings were completed, musicians were brought in to add another layer to the collaboration process.
Go see the show that is up during the entire month of November at the Butterfield Garage Gallery.