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

Corona Virus/COVID-19 update:

Our monthly open mic will be held online for the time being. Contact if you’d like to be added to our mailing list and invited to our online open mic (via Zoom).

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

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

Join us via Zoom!

Nexus Poets meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

As a consequence of the corona virus, we’re temporarily meeting via Zoom each month, rather than in person—we hope to resume live monthly meetings as soon as we are able!

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


We begin 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, polish up a poem or two and add your name to each month’s list of readers.

Click here to see our open mic guidelines.

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

To become a member of Nexus Poets, click here.

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

New Bern skyline photo by Sue Williams: .