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Rachel McKibbens

You have my permission not to love me;
I am a cathedral of deadbolts
and I’d rather burn myself down
than change the locks.

— Rachel McKibbens, from “Letter From My Brain to My Heart,” Pink Elephants. (Cypher Books, December 1, 2009)   


Spotlight- Lancaster

Went to Wgan open mic. Bury open mic and Wigan stanza writing group, some time ago. Then on Friday 19th May to Spotlight Lancaster

Prefer an evening of just poetry. 176 more words

From My Shelves to Yours

My poor books. For the past year and a half – due to the confluence of an invasive raccoon, the life-changing of tidying up, an almost pathological inability to choose a paint color, and practically perpetual inertia – they’ve been held captive in cardboard boxes in undisclosed locations all over my house. 724 more words

Mimi Herman

WCW - Brandon Courtney

Wednesday, May 7, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor

Free… 210 more words


Awesome, just awesome!

Amazingly talented artists graced the Allsortz Open Mic stage on Sunday 16th April to share their inspiring talents… Nothing else to really add  – just watch the vids… 23 more words


Rachel McKibbens

A child came up to me in the park
and asked for a cigarette.
Her eyes were startled cats,
her voice, a chandelier.
I don’t smoke, I said. 69 more words


The Open Mic

Ten feet away, an idol stands at a microphone in front of her.

The idol announces that her turn is up in 3, and she isn’t sure… 167 more words