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[Postponed] Get Lit: Every Month is Poetry Month with Poets and Muses

Date(s): Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Genre and Form(s): Community, Poetry
Cost: Free

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About this Event

In order to prioritize the health of our community, this event has been postponed due to concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19. Future dates will be announced on our website and social media as soon as they become available. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Piper Center at 480.965.6018 or For more information about our response to COVID-19, read the Piper Center's statement at or visit ASU's official website at

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Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Every first Thursday at Valley Bar. Get Lit.

This Month: Every Month is Poetry Month with Poets and Muses

April is National Poetry Month. But what about the rest of the year? What does the poetry scene look like in the Valley? Who gets to be visible? What images does "poet" conjure up in your mind? What's their backstory? How is poetry perceived in the public sphere? Can we broaden the appeal of poetry? Should we?

Thursday, April 2, 2020. Valley Bar, the Reading Room. 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003. 7 pm. Get Lit

Please note: RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating directions, logistics, and other information about the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. Seating is first-come, first-served. Guests must be 21 or older. This event is open to the public and free. 


About the Author

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Poets and Muses is a weekly poetry podcast where the Host and Executive Producer, Imogen Arate (herself a prolific poet), chats with poets about their inspirations. During each episode, two poems serve as the doorway into an exploration of diverse human experiences. While we feature poets with a range artistic history, the podcast is mainly a platform for emergent poetic voices from a variety of social-economic backgrounds. Since launching in December of 2018, Imogen has interviewed over 70 poets throughout the Valley, from those in their teens to octogenarians.
In addition to showcasing an array of representative voices, Poets and Muses also aims to dispel misgivings and apprehension the listening public has toward poetry, as well as to inspire people to adopt poetry as a mode of self expression. While Poets and Muses is mainly conducted in English, the podcast also features poems written in other languages.

About Get Lit

Inspired by 18th century salons, Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar in the Reading Room (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Guests must be 21+. Open to the public and free. To learn more, visit our website at

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