Poets

Facts and interesting articles about some of the poets featured in our projects.


Recap: February Open Mic

Recap: February Open Mic


Posted By on Feb 24, 2017

We had a terrific time at our February open mic, when our theme for the month was, “In Tribute To….” Poets and readers gathered at Shaky Alibi at our regular first Thursday of the month, this time to dedicate a poem to their mothers, sisters, friends, lovers and even to our veterans. Among our special guests were Guys Reading Poems actors Jerod Meagher, Megan Sousa, Daniel Berilla and the film’s director Hunter...

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Honoring Steven Reigns

Honoring Steven Reigns


Posted By on Dec 28, 2016

Steven Reigns is set to be honored with the “Cross-Cut Award” on Thursday, January 5th at the monthly “Guys Reading Poems” open mic poetry night. Scheduled guests include poets Francesca Lia Block (“Weetzie Bat”), Laurel Ann Bogen and Elena Secota, actors Ethan Rains and Ronnie Kroell, playwright Ronnie Larsen and more. The event will be hosted by Guys Reading Poems director Hunter Lee Hughes. Mr....

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We are proud to announce that the feature film “Guys Reading Poems” will host an open mic night under the same name on Thursday, December 15th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Shaky Alibi (7401 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036). “Guys Reading Poems (open mic edition)” will continue on Thursday, January 5th and Thursday, January 19th, subsequently running on the first and third Thursday of every month....

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Cross-Cut: Harold Monro

Cross-Cut: Harold Monro


Posted By on Apr 28, 2016

By Allyson Mackender Harold Monro (1879-1932) was born in Brussels and did not settle down for most of his life. As he moved around the European continent, through Ireland and England, Monro was characterized as a “moody young man who brooded over himself, and not liking what he found, imagined that he would discover something better under another sky” (Monro vii). Insecurities inherent to human nature and anxieties regarding monotony...

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Cross-Cut: William Blake

Cross-Cut: William Blake


Posted By on Feb 28, 2016

By James J. Pulizzi Should we travel to London hoping to pay homage to William Blake’s (1757 – 1827) grave—as we might for Newton, Keats, Wordsworth, or Tennyson—we’ll find a spartan headstone that indicates only his bones lie nearby. Bunhill Fields where Blake was buried in 1827 closed as a cemetery in 1854 when its four acres were already filled with the bodies of over 120,000 dissenters and nonconformists. Nazi bombing...

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By Stephen S. Mills It seems fitting that the first time I met poet Steven Reigns we were in a seedy gay club (and motel) that has been a fixture of the Orlando gay community for forty years. I was living in Orlando at the time and spent many of my nights in that very space, but on this one I was there to meet up with Reigns, who was just passing through. When you first meet Reigns, it’s hard not to notice his piercing blue eyes....

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