Here's an event description from Hosts, Amanda & Curtis...
On Tuesday, September 6th, the 19th installment of New Poet Challenge will be coming your way. Hosted as always by the lovely and talented Amanda Helstrom White .
So here is how the show works :
We ask a bunch of poets we know know to read and to bring with them people who have never read live before, and in many instances, have never even written poetry before they were asked . They can read whatever they have written, full on poems or haiku or refrigerator magnet poetry;whatever,as long as it gets them to write!
Those who we asked are the challenger poets , because they challenged someone to do this. Those that they challenged are the NEW POETS . Hence, NEW POET CHALLENGE!
If the new poets enjoy the experience, we will have them at our other reading, and help them to get published , and connect them to other reading shows around town.
Our challenger poets for September include :
Eric Fair Layman
The wonderful Jeffrey Weissler will be your Wine Tender for the night, and it will be the best wine you've ever drank.
Some come get a glimpse to the future of poetry, on September 6th, from 6pm to 8pm