East of Edith Open Mic Rides Once Again

Last Monday our first open mic and feature of the season was tremendous. 18 readers and a featured set by Don McIver. Stellar high class work all around. We’re back again this Monday with the ever-wildly-imagined-and-richly-replete universe of Rich Boucher as host, and John Amen–editor of Pedestal Magazine as feature.

John Amen is the author of three collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer (Uccelli Press, 2003), More of Me Disappears (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2005), and At the Threshold of Alchemy (Presa, 2009). His collaborative work with Daniel Y. Harris, The New Arcana, will be released by NYQ Press in September 2012. His work has appeared in numerous journals nationally and internationally and been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, and Hebrew. In addition, he has released two folk/folk rock CDs: All I’ll Never Need (Cool Midget 2004) and Ridiculous Empire (2008). He is also an artist, working primarily with acrylics on canvas. Further information is available on his website: www.johnamen.com. Amen travels widely giving readings, doing musical performances, and conducting workshops. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine (www.thepedestalmagazine.com).

As usual, the fun starts 7:00pm at 3614 High St. NE, which is a warehouse theater just north of Candelaria, West of the I-25 and East of Edith. You go through the open garage doors…


Monday March 19 will feature Reed Adair Bobroff with host Teresa Gallion

Monday March 26 will feature Bonnie Arning with cohosts Lisa Gill and Jennifer Krohn