Step up to the mic and share two or three of your polished poems or bust out some fresh ink from your notebook. Invite a friend or two or three to view the livestream on FB Live to cheer you on. In observation of the holiday season, please share words about this time of the year. Maybe you would like to compose a break-up letter to 2020. How about a poem the shouts about the joy of this year, amongst all the heartache and misfortune that the pandemic brought. Bottom line, 12 months ago no one could have possibly dreamed what the new year was going to bring us. We should definitely throw away our 2021 prediction lists. This year is proof that we can not accurately predict anything. Reflect, yes. Predict, no.
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 let us know through our website. We will email you the Zoom Meeting ID and any Passcode that might be needed. We have space 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.
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. Enjoy this video from back in the day when poets gathered in the flesh, and hugged, and saliva droplets bounced off the microphone, and life was grand.
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.