Lupton Library is hosting an open mic night to celebrate National Poetry Month on Tuesday, April 13, in Room 208 of Lupton Library, from 6 p.m.-8 pm. Coffee will be served.
Everyone is invited to come read their poetry, their favorite poems, or just listen to a variety of poems. There will also be a door prize for a signed copy of UTC professor Earl Bragg’s book, “House on Fontanka.”
Braggs, UC Foundation Professor of English, probes the microcosms of society with poetry. In 1994 he journeyed around the U.S. and turned the experience into a book, Looking for Jack Kerouac. A chapter from that book, “After Allyson,” won the seventh annual Jack Kerouac Literary Prize. Braggs teaches creative writing, poetry, African American literature, and Russian literature at UTC.
In 1996, The Academy of American Poets designated the month of April as National Poetry Month to introduce and educate people about poetry.