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Apr 25 2015
Open Mic Poetry Reading Hosted by Mark Conte

Mark Conte will be hosting an open mic poetry reading on Saturday, April 25 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Ft Walton Beach Library in celebration of National Poetry Month sponsored by  the Academy of American Poets. All poets published, unpublished and/or unrecognized are invited to read their poems to the gathering.  All lovers of poetry are invited to listen to new and published poets.  Mark Conte has published fiction, poetry, articles and guest columns in 67 publications.  He is a member of the Authors Guild and the Academy of American poets.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
185 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
32548 Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Apr 25 2015
Haikus Well-Hung

In honor of National Poetry Month, a haiku exhibition featuring screen-printed haikus hung by:

(*Screen Printing by George Cornwell)

 

(*Graphic Design by Kedgar Volta)

Matthew Mateo Abercrombie

Daniel N. Austin

Michael Cavendish

John E Citrone

Barbara Colaciello

Mark Creegan

Jim Draper

Lauren Fincham

Karen Kurycki

Al Letson

Keith Marks

Hiromi Moneyhun

Noli Novak

Tony Rodrigues

Shaun Thurston

Robert Arleigh White

Steve Williams

Larry Wilson

6:00pm
2689 Rosselle Street
32204 Jacksonville, Florida
Apr 30 2015
Piano Slam 7

Urban Classical concert Featuring Miami’s Young Poets. For more information, visit: http://www.pianoslam.org

Free Ticketed Event.

7:30pm
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
33132 Miami, Florida

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poems

poem
Marco Island, Florida

There should be nothing here I don't remember . . .

The Gulf Motel with mermaid lampposts 
and ship's wheel in the lobby should still be 
rising out of the sand like a
poem
Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
Let the wenches dawdle in such dress
As they are used to wear, and let the boys
Bring flowers in last month's newspapers.
Let be be finale of seem.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

Take from the
poem
Midsummer lies on this town 
like a plague: locusts now replaced 
by humidity, the bloodied Nile

now an algae-covered rivulet 
struggling to find its terminus. 
Our choice is a simple one:

to leave or to remain, to render 
the Spanish moss a memory 
or to pull it from trees, repeatedly.

And this must be what