Updates!


As part of National Poetry Month, “Guys Reading Poems” will screen at Rush Arts Gallery (526 West 26th Street, Suite 311, New York, NY 10001) on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 p.m. On hand for the screening will be the gallery’s esteemed curator and poet Danny Simmons (producer, HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam”) along with West Hollywood poet laureate Steven Reigns, whose work is included in the film. Of the film,...

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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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“Guys Reading Poems” will screen on Sunday, February 19th at 4:15 p.m. at DC Independent Film Festival in our nation’s capital. The screening will take place at the Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center. “We are so honored to be screening in our nation’s capital and at such a prestigious festival.  With three veterans working on our film, we’re also extremely honored to be screening at the...

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Dear Poets & Poetry Lovers, “Guys Reading Poems” is a film about a little boy who uses poetry to survive being locked in a box. We are now a movement empowering everyday people to escape their own “box” through poetry. On the first Thursday of every month, we provide a space for poets and non-poets alike to get together to read original or public domain poetry. And each month, we choose one poem as our...

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We are proud to announce that Guys Reading Poems is one of ten feature films in competition at the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The festival runs February 15th through February 20th, with details on the screening date and time to be released soon. A full list of the features in competition is available on the festival’s website. “I’m incredibly proud that Guys Reading Poems has been accepted into such a terrific...

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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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