Sam Love reading from his new book at monthly poetry open mic

Nexus Poets meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Thanks to poetry lovers in eastern North Carolina—and around the world—Nexus Poets has been able to navigate the past year and some without missing a single First Tuesday Open Mic!

Although we’re still meeting via Zoom for the time being...

We’re now exploring avenues for resuming live meetings in New Bern, North Carolina while continuing to broadcast online in order to include out-of-towners who’ve joined us since 2020 and those unable to attend in person.

We sincerely appreciate all who’ve attended via Zoom this past year—both new friends and our regulars, and look forward to being live again, hopefully very soon.

If you’d like to join us on Zoom, email us:

We begin at 7 p.m. with a reading from our Featured Poet, followed by an open mic.

All are welcome, poets and non-poets alike.

If you’re interested in reading for the open mic portion, polish up a poem and add your name to the month’s list of readers. (Just email us at the address above!)

Click here to see our open mic guidelines.

To become a member of Nexus Poets, click here.

Contact if you’d like to be added to be invited by email to our event each month (and kept up to date on our annual contest, too).

Visit us on Facebook to learn about each month’s Featured Poet and more.



Please donate here if you’d like to support us. We typically “pass the hat” when we’re live each month, and your electronic financial support in the meantime is very helpful.

If you’re donating $20 or more, click here to become a Nexus Poets member.

You may use your debit or credit card, or PayPal.


All site photos by Jeanne Julian, Sam Love, Alan Welch, and various Nexus Poets members.

New Bern skyline photo by Sue Williams: .