Past Events

2021 | 2020 | 2019

February 28th (7:30-9:30p EEST) via Zoom

Sidewalk Beirut, established by one of our November featured poets, Maysan Nasser, hosted a generative poetry workshop with Anna Turner, a British poet and playwright.

February 27th (6:30-8:30pm MST) via Zoom

Two Navajo-Nation Poets Laureate, including one of our featured poets, Laura Tohe, officially kicked off NEA Big Read Phoenix with a conversational community event.

February 27th (1-4pm MST) via Zoom

One of our featured poets, Amber McCrary (the founder of Abalone Mountain Press), led a zine-writing workshop at the Labriola National American Indian Data Center (at ASU Library), as a part of NEA Big Read Phoenix.

February 20th (2-3pm MST) via Zoom

June Powers, a September poet guest, hosted a triple-book launch virtually at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore.

February 14th (8p Beirut Time) via Zoom

Sidewalk Beirut (established by our featured guest, Maysan Nasser) hosted a “speed-dating” style mini chat-and-create get together, where participants were matched with three different people to discuss thoughts on various aspects of love, then share the result of those brainstorms in an open mic.

February 13th (6-8p PST) via Zoom

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) was a featured poet at the inaugural Los Angeles Poet Society Press Presents: Acid Verse Literary Journal Release Party.

February 13th (11am-6pm EAT) at Bushpig Backpackers Kampala

Because Uganda has COVID under control, Open Mic Uganda, co-founded by two of our featured guests, The Black Poet and Dennis Ssesanga, fêted Valentine’s Day with in-person literary festivities.

February 11th-16th via YouTube

Proverse Hong Kong showcased a poem a day from Home, Away, Elsewhere, the latest poetry collection by our featured poet, 
Vaughan Rapatahana.

February 9th (7-8:30p MST) via Zoom

Dr. Tamika Sanders, a past poet guest, gave a fascinating presentation about the role of coded messages and songs in helping slaves reach freedom via the Underground Railroad.

February 7th (3-4p AKST) via YouTube

Our past poet guest, Felicia Zamora, was one of the featured poets taking part at the Pièces de Résistance benefit reading for the Alaska Quarterly Review.

January 27th (6p GMT) via Zoom

The Oxford Arab Society launched a monthly Poetry Night with Sidewalk Beirut, established by our featured poet, Maysan Nasser.

January 13th (6-8p MST) via Zoom

Our past poet guest, Erin Kong, co-curated a special lunar new year / anniversary celebration reading and open mic.

January 8th (7-9p MST) via Zoom

Join the Sun Valley Jack and Jill Chapter every 2nd Friday for an evening of poetry, storytelling, music, and comedy.

Hosted by our past poet guest, Tamika (aka Dr. T)

January 8th (7:30p EST) via Zoom

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) was a featured poet at 2021’s first iteration of Words out Loud

2020

December 31st (6p PST) via Zoom

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) read with other participants of the Los Angeles Poet Society‘s Love Letters to 2020 writing workshop.

December 31st (7p EST) via twitch

Count down to the new year with The Poetry Stream’s “New Year’s Eve vs battle” poetry slam between Chrissy Bloom and Nicole Tracii (an August poet guest)

December 21st (8:30 CST) via Instagram

Service (an August poet guest) hosted a virtual listening party for his Born + Raised project.

on Instagram:
@servicenoservice

December 19th (7p PST) via Zoom

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) was a featured poet at Open Mic McGee #13. DM her on Twitter or Instagram to get the sign-in details

December 17th (8p EST) via Stream Yard

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) was one of the featured performers at the Healing Collective Benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

November 10th-20th

What role do poets play in community building? Who gets to be a poet?

Vote for our panels at SXSW and SXSW EDU and find out in March


Live discussions between Poets and Muses Host, Imogen Arate, and Sidewalk Beirut‘s Founder,
Maysan Nasser

July 16th (7:30pm AZ time) via Zoom

District 4 Poetry logo with Facebook link

Ric Castillo and Imogen Arate will be guest-hosting July’s District 4 Poetry Open Mic

May 25th (8pm EDT) via Zoom from Woolly Mammoth

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) demonstrated her geek creds at the Spit Dat Digital “Say Nerd” event.

May 16th (5:30p MDT) via Twitch.tv

A new poem by Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) was featured during Broche Ballet’s Third-Anniversary Multimedia Concert.

April 29th (8pm EDT) via Instagram Live

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) chatted with The Haifa Girls about staying creative during the lock down.

The Haifa Girls is a lifestyle company co-founded by our past poet guest, Alana Hayes.

April 10th (7-9pm) via Zoom

Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) & a number of past poet guests were featured at the second of four Friday readings from Phoenix Poetry Series, to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Click on the pictures above to hear Poet-and-Muses episodes with Tamika, Ric, Alana, Vida De Jesus and Leah.

March 16th (postponed due to the coronavirus) at Blue House Café

Narrative Medicine will be celebrating the 20th Publication of ChArt, where written and other artistic works by Imogen Arate (host of Poets and Muses) & a number of past poet guests are featured.
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Click on the pictures above to hear Poet-and-Muses episodes with Isarae, Calvin, Catherine, Sean, Lisa and German.

February 22nd at ASU Tempe

Poets and Muses was scheduled to exhibit at the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair (cancelled due to rain), where past poet guests, tanner menard and Laura Tohe, gave talks and readings (this portion was moved to Piper Writers House).

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Image of Laura by Charlie Leight/ASU News

February 21st at Alwun House

Host of Poets and Muses, Imogen Arate, past poet guests, Anna Flores and Tristan Marshell, and other bards will envelop you in erotic poetry.

January 3rd at Palabras Bookstore

January 3rd, 2020: Imogen Arate, Host of Poets and Muses, will be reading the collaborative poem she wrote with Isabel Hermosillo (who will be reading it concurrently at LAC Liga de Artistas y Creadoras in Jalisco, Mexico)

2019

November 28th at First Church

Poets and Muses Event Page: 11262019 Hope 4 Phoenix Thankful Sundays Thanksgiving Dinner
November 28th, 2019: Imogen Arate, Host of Poets and Muses, read at Hope 4 Phoenix Thankful Sundays Thanksgiving Dinner

November 26th at First Church

Poets and Muses Event Page: 11262019 Art of Justice Event
November 26th, 2019, Art-of-Justice Event featuring Imogen Arate, Host of Poets and Muses

November 9th at Space 55

Poets and Muses Event Page: 11092019 Desert Diwata Exodus Event

Imogen Arate, the Executive Producer and Host of Poets and Muses, will be performing at Desert Diwata’s “Exodus” event, along with Poets-and-Muses guests, Megan Condeno Atencia and Erin Kong (DD’s Co-Founder), and other notable AAPI & POC artists.

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October 5th at the Phoenix Public Market

Poets and Muses Event Page: 20191005 Meet Your Community Flier

Poets and Muses exhibited at the 2019 Meet Your Literary Community event (along with Poets-and-Muses guest, Leah Marché and Erin Kong, and other exhibitors) and took part in our partner, Oh My Ears’s demonstration of the Phoenix Poetry Orchestra.

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September 26th at the Uganda Museum

Imogen Arate was featured, along with a number of talented Ugandan poets, writers, performers and artists, at Tontoma‘s Meet & Greet with Arts Collaboratory (including Poets-and-Muses guests, Rap Poet, Gideon Mugay and the Black Poet).

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September 21st at the Phoenix Urban Arts Market

June 4th at the Phoenix FilmBar

Imogen Arate performed with the Phoenix Poetry Orchestra wind quartet, with music composed by Kevin E. Kerr, specifically to the poems she read.

During the 2nd half, the audience participated in writing improv poetry that the talented musicians interpreted (in vivo) in musical form.

June 1st at the Mesa Convention Center

May 25th at Narrative

Imogen Arate read her poetry and short stories along with Poets-and-Muses guests, Sean Avery and Anna Flores, among other writers.

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May 11th at the Heard Museum

Imogen Arate MCed the Poetry Reading Open Mic at the Books, Beats and Bite event, which also featured Poets-and-Muses guests, Freddy Lopez and Dyrti Redd.

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