Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic featuring Roger Mitchell
This monthly event, hosted by Carol Graser, takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and includes an open mic reading as well a featured poet. Sign up for the open mic starts at 7:00 and readings start at 7:30. Each open mic poet reads two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem. All styles of poetry are welcome. This month will feature a poetry reading by Roger Mitchell
Roger Mitchell is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Reason’s Dream in 2018. His new and selected poems, Lemon Peeled the Moment Before, was published by Ausable Press in 2008 and won the Adirondack Center for Writing's "Readers' Choice Award" the following year. The University of Akron Press published his two previous books, Half/Mask, in 2007 and Delicate Bait, which Charles Simic chose for the Akron Prize, in 2003. Mitchell spent the largest part of his working life at Indiana University. Other recognition for his writing includes the Midland Poetry Award, the John Ben Snow Award for Clear Pond, a work of non-fiction, two fellowships each from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, he is Poetry Editor of the ezine Hamilton Stone Review and is writing a biography of the poet, Jean Garrigue. He and his wife, the fiction writer, Dorian Gossy, live in Jay, New York.