Poetry in the Boro | Travis Mossotti and Adrian Blevins

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Presented by Murfreesboro Little Theatre at Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Murfreesboro TN

Sep 23
Poetry in the Boro |  Travis Mossotti and Adrian Blevins

Poetry in the Boro is a monthly open mic for poets and spoken word artists. Hosted by Poetry in the Boro and Murfreesboro Little Theatre.

This month features poets are Travis Mossotti and Adrian Blevins and Kory Wells will host the open mic which follows by inviting each reader to share one piece of poetry, spoken word, or short prose.

Readers can share ONE piece of poetry, spoken word, or even short short prose. Reading a favorite poem by another writer is fine, too. If a piece is over 5 minutes, please speak to the hosts to see if they can accommodate that. The open mic host this month will be Gregory Lannom.

The challenge for September:

 Write a short poem related to the theme HEART. We want your poems to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming local sculptural heart project.



TRAVIS MOSSOTTI serves as Poet-in-Residence at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Louis. He was awarded the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award by contest judge Garrison Keillor for his first collection of poems About the Dead (USU Press, 2011), and his second collection Field Study won the 2013 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize (Bona Fide Books, 2014). His third collection Narcissus Americana was selected by Billy Collins as the winner of the 2018 Miller Williams Prize (University of Arkansas Press, 2018). Mossotti has also published two chapbooks, and recent poems of his have appeared in issues of the Moon City Review, Natural Bridge, Rattle, and elsewhere. He has published poems from Los Angeles to New York to Dublin, has given guest lectures at universities across the U.S., and has received numerous fellowships, awards and honors. Mossotti teaches in the writing program at Webster University and works for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University.

ADRIAN BLEVINS is the author of the full-length poetry collections Appalachians Run Amok, winner of the Wilder Prize, Live from the Homesick Jamboree, and The Brass Girl Brouhaha; the chapbooks Bloodline and The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes; and the co-edited Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia. She is the recipient of many awards including a Kate Tufts Discovery Award for The Brass Girl Brouhaha and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, among others. She teaches at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.


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