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Classic Poetry Open Mic
July 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Keats and Rilke and Donne and Wordsworth and Angelou and Plath and Yeats and Browning and Dickinson, oh my!
Bring your favorite old poems to OSLS’s first ever Classic Poetry Open Mic, co-hosted with Rose City Book Pub. This is a time to gather together to enjoy classic poetry from around the world. Memorization/recitation is highly encouraged, but you can also read from a digital/hard copy. This is not a time to share your own writing–there are lots of open mics for that! This is a time for poetry lovers to share and discuss favorite old poems that inspire and delight.
Need some ideas? Check out this article about great poems that work well for recitation: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/lesson/committed-memory