Poet in Residence
Writers' Block Open Mic Poetry Night : Every Wednesday @ 8:00 pm
The Writers’ Block Poetry Night strongly supports the development of poets through writing, performance and engagement within a strong artistic community dynamic. In aid of these values, we periodically appoint a Poet in Residence. Poets chosen for this position are active and working artists expected to augment the efforts of the poets around them through the composition, sharing and development of new original work and performances. Poets in Residence share two new pieces per week during their residency at each Wednesday Writers’ Block Poetry Night as well as most First Draft Open Mics. The Poet in Residence also provides a 1-hour workshop on the last Wednesday of their tenure prior to their last show appearance.
November 7, 11, 18, and 25.
And First Draft is November 20.
The November 2015 Poet-In-Residence is Geoff Anderson.
Geoff Anderson is from Philadelphia. He learned to make pasta in Italy and breakfast tacos in San Antonio, where he first took part in open mics, slams, and poetry submissions. During the day, he teaches foreigners to play with words they have never used before. At night, he takes those words and tries to make something with them. Or, he sees what Zbigniew Herbert, Gregory Pardlo, Kevin Young, and Claudia Emerson suggest.