Readers are encouraged to present poems that relate to the the season of renewal and change. The rites (and wrongs) of spring, if you will. Did you get a message from the Action Man? Write it down and share it.
The theme is meant as a writing prompt and it is your choice if you want to follow the theme or not. Give us two or three of your polished poems or share fresh ink from your notebook. Invite a friend or two or three to cheer you on.
A sign-up sheet will be available at 2:30 and the open mic will start at 3:00 pm. Readers will be called to the podium in the order their names appear on the list. The mic will be turned off at 4:30 to allow the last 30 minutes for a meet and greet and networking. In order to keep these gatherings free of charge, we do ask that you patronize the Corazon and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art. Their full cafe menu will be available during the event so please come prepared to buy a sandwich, beverage, or sweet treat. Here is the menu: http://www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com/menu.html
HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE ANCIENT CITY POETS As a community of poets and poetry lovers, we have been gathering on the last Sunday of the month in Saint Augustine, Florida since August of 2009. If you have ever gone to one of our monthly readings over the last nine years, you should Invite your friends to come and check it out. Just go to the event link and click that you are interested or attending and also invite a few friends while you are at it.
SUPPORT OUR READING VENUE In order to keep these gatherings free of charge, we do ask that you patronize the Corazon and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art. Their full cafe menu will be available during the event so please come prepared to buy a sandwich, beverage, or sweet treat. Here is the menu:
ANCIENT CITY POETS ON YOUTUBE We have been working hard to document the local poetry scene here in Saint Augustine. We are always looking for college students and videographers with equipment who are interested in shooting footage at the readings. Here is a clip of Karl Dean reading his poem "my lady malady" at our February 2019 gathering. It was shot by Chris Bodor. We launched the Ancient City Poets Youtube Channel in April of 2018 for National Poetry Month. Subscribe to our channel so you can get notified whenever new footage is added.
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.