Get Lit: Every Month is Poetry Month
Date(s): Thursday, April 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Genre and Form(s): Performance Poetry, Poetry
About this Event
Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19.
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?
This month, join local podcaster and poetry advocate Poets and Muses for a conversation on poetry in the public sphere at Get Lit on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom.
Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance may be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent two days and two hours before the meeting. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Coordinator Senior Jake Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Host
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. (currently online during COVID-19). Presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. To learn more about Get Lit or nominate a host, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/get-lit.