Monthly Poetry and Featured Poets

First Tuesdays Each and Every Month!

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

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(Note: In the event of a major holiday, we may move to the second Tuesday. See our Facebook page for updates.)

Our monthly event begins with a reading from our featured poet, and is followed by an open mic, where we welcome poets who would like to read one original poem. Read our open-mic guidelines here.

There is no charge for our event.

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Calendar of Featured Poet

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May 2, 2023: Regina Yvette Carter Garcia

April 4, 2023: Chris Abbate

March 7, 2023: Lynne Schmidt

February 7, 2023: Janis Harrington

January 3, 2023: Jose Hernandez Diaz + winners of the 4th Annual Robert Golden Poetry Contest

December 6, 2022: M. Scott Douglass

November 1, 2022: Joan Barasovska

October 4, 2022: Kristie L. Williams

September 6, 2022: Suzannah L. Cockerille

August 2, 2022: Aruna Gurumurthy

July 5, 2022: Lisa Creech Bledsoe

June 7, 2022: Joe Mills

May 3, 2022: Paul Jones

April 5, 2022: Sam Love

March 1, 2022: Regina Garcia

February 1, 2022: Sam Barbee

January 4, 2022: Pat Riviere-Seel

December 7, 2021: Melinda Thomsen

November 2, 2021: Gideon Young

October 5, 2021: Priscilla Webster-Williams

September 7, 2021: C.J. Suitt

August 3, 2021: Jacinta V. White

July 6, 2021: Jonathan Giles

June 1, 2021: Elaine Nadal

May 4, 2021: Kezzabelle

April 6, 2021: Catherine Carter

March 2, 2021: Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown

February 2, 2021: Amber Flora Thomas

January 5, 2021: Lisa Pursley

December 1, 2020: Adrian Rice

November 3, 2020: Suzannah Lynn Cockerille

October 6, 2020: Joseph Kerschbaum

September 1, 2020: Paul Jones

August 4, 2020: Malaika King Albrecht

July 7, 2020: Maureen Sherbondy

June 2, 2020: Phillip Shabazz

May 4, 2020: Dannye Powell

April 7, 2020: Kathy Ackerman

March 3, 2020: Sam Love

February 4, 2020: Ellen Fitzpatrick

January 7, 2020: Katie Bowler Young

December 3, 2019: General Open Mic

November 5, 2019: Donna Wallace

October 1, 2019: David Spence

September 3, 2019: Jeanne Julian

August 6, 2019: Robin Greene

July 2, 2019: Celestine Davis

June 4, 2019: Joan Barasovska

May7, 2019: Valerie Nieman

April 2, 2019: Melinda Thomsen

March 5, 2019: Gideon Young

February 5, 2019: Felicia and Alicia Watkins

January 8, 2019: Jo Ann Hoffman

December 2018: Jaki Shelton Green

November 2018: Craven Early College Poetry Out Loud students

October 2018: Amber Flora Thomas

September 2018: Marty Silverthorne

August 2018: Joe Mills

July 2018: Beth Copeland

June 2018: Katie Bowler Young

May 2018: Zachary Lundgren

April 2018: Debra Kaufman

March 2018: Jonathan Clayborne

February 2018: Barbara Hall

January 2018: Sam Love

December 2017: David Spence

November 2017: Ann and Freddy Sorocki

October 2017: Malaika King Albrecht

September 2017: Ross White

August 2017: Sam Barbee

Some of Our Featured Poets: