I finally worked up the courage to attend an open mic event down the road from my apartment and I thought I would share my experience and maybe give some tips and advice for those of you nervous about attending a similar event or even about sharing your art.
Modern poetry is largely written in free verse, a trend further popularized by most literary magazines straying away from fixed forms and rhymed work. However, even with the freedom brought with free verse, it’s still important to bring other poetic devices into your work.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a poet, or a writer of some type. If you’re not a poet, but enjoy reading poetry, then you are awesome and one of my favorite people in the world. There are not nearly enough people out there who are like you, enjoying poetry because it’s a pleasure to read.