First off, thanks for checking out our new website! Welcome!
Second, in case you didn’t already know, APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!!
Whether you’re a card-carrying-poet, a secret-shoebox-poem-keeper, a party-trick-haiku-producer, or even if you’ve never met a verse you could shake hands with…this month is about the active practice of incorporating poetry into your daily life…even if it’s writing the one poem for the rest of your life you never would have written otherwise.
Traditionally, the celebration of this month-long holiday is celebrated with the Poem-A-Day challenge, which of course, we will be participating in, but this year we wanted to go a step further and organize a Poetry Open Mic Crawl. We are currently in the process of reaching out to/interviewing hosts of some of the best poetry venues Los Angeles has to offer and will very soon be posting a calendar + description guide (which has been lovingly contributed to by said reading hosts). We hope this will serve as a resource for our immediate community as well as the greater poetry community. The idea is to get out and support/explore as many of these venues as we possibly can in one month, with your PSP crew by your side. We hope to have them ready to distribute by PSP SIX. Watch this space for the calendar and we hope you’ll come adventure with us!