The Bisbee Poetry Normalization Project Poetry Roundtable Open Mic

I’m hitting the road the road. Please check my Facebook for updates on last night’s astounding performances at Bisbee’s Poetry Roundtable Open Mic with Roberta and David Chorlton:

Unedited video begins 4:40 seconds in featuring poet and violinist pair David and Roberta Chorlton:

Photo courtesy of Lynda Coole

The second Poetry Roundtable Open Mic was
March 15th at 7:30pm, 24 Main Street, in Old Bisbee.

The Live-streamed open-mic was intersected with discussion and performances by our special guest from Bozeman Montana, the stunning singer/songwriter Amber Ikeman. Our featured poet was Ramzi Eid Masarweh who wowed us last time, and can be heard on Getting Poetry In Bisbee”.

Access the updated Live-stream of the Roundtable by clicking Here:
The Poetry Normalization Project: Portals — You Tube Playlist

Come back every 3rd Thursday for another live-streamed Poetry Roundtable Open Mic, 7:30pm Arizona time, at The Letson Studios, 24 Main St. Doors open at 7. March 15th featured singer/songwriter announced: Amber Ikeman on CD tour from Bozeman MT.

The Poetry Normalization Project is an experimental set of efforts to bring poetry into the consciousness of the community in new ways. Part of my effort has been to create a kind of treasure hunt of poems posted in random places around Bisbee, such as telephone poles, and bulletin boards of original and “site-specific poems. The project will continue for at minimum 6 months, and these readings and discussion-based open mics are a spin off of that project. The Bisbee Poetry Normalization Project is to be sponsored in part by a grant from the Bisbee Arts Commission. You may also become my patron at The Arts And Poetry Manifest and even get to contribute ideas toward a poem that you’ll be sponsoring, get bonus artworks, and more. Photos by Lynda Coole:


More extensive writing about this project are to be forthcoming. Please stay tuned to this website as it is updated each month as new featured poets and guest hosts are announced. To nominate a featured poet, or guest-host non-poet, email Ken Boe at

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