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Open Mic Night with featured reader, Phil Linz
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
The Newark Arts Alliance holds a monthly Open Mic Night dedicated to poetry, prose, and performance. For now, we are meeting on Zoom. Traditional poetry, spoken word, haiku, experimental verse – all are welcome! Short-shorts of fiction and memoir – tell us your stories! A performance piece? An acoustic music performance? Go for it!
Join us at the mic or just zoom in to listen and support the arts. Our hosts are Robin Hill-Page Glanden, Maria Masington and Terry Foreman.
Please email Terry Foreman to ask to be added to the Open Mic Audience list. Her email is: email@example.com. Your email will be added to the Open Mic Audience Address book and you will be sent updates and the zoom links each month.
Once you sign in at the zoom meeting time, you can then ask to be added to the readers list for that evening.
Free ($5 suggested donation or whatever you can do) and open to the public.
Our featured reader for February 7th is: Phil Linz
Phil Linz was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has lived in New Orleans, Tucson, Los Angeles, New York City’s East Village, Morrisville, PA, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, and Pooler, GA; since 2011 he’s lived in Wilmington, DE. He’s been writing poetry since 1971, and is the founder and publisher of Fierce Grace Press, specializing in chapbooks & believing in the concept of “Publishing Under the Radar.”
After self-publishing eight chapbooks of his own work, these and more recent poems were re-organized and published as The Chapbooks: Collected Poems (2019), available online.
Primarily self-taught, he’s read widely, focusing especially on the literature of the Beat Generation and related artists (particularly Kerouac, Ginsberg, Snyder, O’Hara, Lew Welch, WC Williams, Whitman, Ted Berrigan, Ferlinghetti, Edward Field, Anne Waldman, et al.). He is a frequent reader at Wilmington’s Second Saturday Poets and Brooklyn’s Brownstone Poets. He is a member of the American Academy of Poets, the Mad Poets Society, and the Beat Museum.
See jerryjazzmusician.com for several of his online poems. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.