I just accepted an invitation to be the featured speaker at the Skazat! poetry series in Ann Arbor on October 22nd. This reading series takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The open mic list opens at 7pm. They typically begin the open mic at 7:15, take a 10 minute break around 7:50, then introduce their feature poet around 8:00 for a ~25 minute set.
Their open mic welcomes all kinds of poets — previous readers have ranged from 8 to 80 years old, publishing poets and performing poets and people reading for the first time in public — and their crowd is welcoming and chill. Their phenomenal roster of features has included Tarfia Faizullah, A Van Jordan, Airea D. Matthews, Thylias Moss, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Marcus Wicker, and many other nationally and locally recognized poets.
This reading will be held at Sweetwaters Cafe at 123 W Washington St, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I’ll be bringing copies of my new book, Before We Remember We Dream from Sahtu Press with me that week.