This months poetry open mic will feature a special reading by poet and author Scott Withiam.
“Scott Withiam has been a recipient of the Ploughshares Cohen Award, and the Two Rivers Review Chapbook and Drunken Boat Pan-Literary prizes. His first book, Arson & Prophets, came out with Ashland Poetry Press. Recent poems have been published by Agni,Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Diagram, Ploughshares, Plume, and elsewhere. He formerly taught college writing and presently works for a non-profit in the Boston area.”
Scott will be reading from his newest book “Doors Out of the Underworld.”

Jean Jones and John Evans will be hosting a poetry reading and open mic on the second Friday of every month, right here at Pomegranate Books. 6:30pm-8:00pm

Free and open to the public, so bring a poem by you or your favorite author and join in.

Hosts Jean Jones and John Evans are encouraging participants to memorize a poem to recite.

Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned his MFA at Bowling Green State University. His books include the poetry collections Birds of Djakarta and Beyond Good and Evil. He frequently publishes in the online Horror Zine, and he currently teaches English as a second language at Cape Fear Community College.

Evans, a multi-faceted talent, is a student of yoga, Sufism and the Christian mystic tradition. He has one book out, A Second Look at Jesus.