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

Nexus Poets is pleased to announce that after 18 months of meeting solely online, we’ve begun holding monthly hybrid meetings!

We’re now meeting both in-person AND online at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.


Please join us:

In-person at the UU Fellowship at 308 Meadows Street in New Bern, NC

OR via Zoom—mail us () for the link each month.


We begin each First Tuesday 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. (Email us at: .)

Click here to see our open mic guidelines.


We sincerely appreciate all who’ve attended via Zoom this past year and a half—both new friends and our regulars, both nearby and around the world. Thanks to poetry lovers in eastern North Carolina and around the world, Nexus Poets has been able to navigate this time without missing a single First Tuesday Open Mic! Vive la poetry!


To become a member of Nexus Poets, click here.

Contact 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 is also 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: .