Open mic sign up: Starts at 6:30
Open mic reading: Begins at 7pm
Featured reader: Begins between 7:45 and 8pm
There’s a 3 minute limit on the open mic, which is open to poetry or prose (about 3 double-spaced pages), fiction or nonfiction.
About this month's featured author:
BK Fischer is the author of two poetry collections, Mutiny Gallery, winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University Press, and St. Rage’s Vault, which received the 2012 Washington Prize from The Word Works. Her third book of poems, My Lover’s Discourse, a remix of Roland Barthes’s classic text, is forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in 2017. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, FIELD, Blackbird, Barrow Street, Literary Mama, WSQ, The Hopkins Review, Western Humanities Review, Southwest Review, Ninth Letter, Posit, Ducts, Stolen Island, and other journals. Also the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (Routledge, 2006), she was a finalist for the 2014 Balakian Citation in Reviewing from the National Books Critics Circle. She holds a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. She teaches in the School of the Arts at Columbia University and is a poetry editor at Boston Review.