Open Mic Guidelines

Diane at open mic

• All levels of experience are welcome, both experienced poets and new poets.

• Your original poetry is strongly encouraged.

• One poem under four minutes, please, even if it means a partial reading of your piece.

• In the interest of time, please limit your introductory remarks.

• Colorful language is fine–gratuitous shock language is not.

• Be considerate of others in subject matter and terminology.

• Be respectful toward those listening, both online, in person, and to our recordings.

• Must sign in to read. Spaces are limited.