Poetry Open Mic - Featuring Emily Borgmann and Genevieve N. Williams

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Reading at 7:30 p.m.

Open mic to immediately follow

Happy National Poetry Month!

This April, Emily Borgmann and Genevieve N. Williams have accepted the challenge to each write 30 poems in 30 days as a fundraiser for the lovely nonprofit Tupelo Press. As they write and submit their daily poems, which are then posted on the blog (https://tupelopress.wordpress.com/3030-project/), readers "sponsor" them by donating to Tupelo Press in their names.

Come out April 20 to celebrate independent presses and National Poetry Month! Expect food, poetry, and commaraderie. We will also have catalogs and information available about Tupelo Press.

ABOUT OUR READERS:

EMILY BORGMANN teaches poetry in middle schools, prisons, and youth triage. She holds a BFA and an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and nominated for an AWP Intro Journals Award. Her poems, essays, and book reviews have been published in such journals as Green Mountains Review, Salamander, Skidrow Penthouse, and Alligator Juniper. Emily started a community writing program at Youth Emergency Services (YES), a non-profit serving Omaha-area homeless youth, and hosts the INTRODUCING reading series, which features student-writers from this endeavor reading in concert with established authors.

GENEVIEVE N. WILLIAMS is a poet living and working in Omaha, Nebraska. Work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Plainsongs, burntdistrict, Nimrod International Journal, Lavender Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She facilitates Omaha Writers Group, a weekly writing workshop open to the public, and is a teaching artist for Nebraska Writers Collective.


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