2nd Thursday Open Mic featuring Susan J. Rogers on Zoom
Susan J. Rogers’ poetry weaves the personal with mythic tales, including those of Goddesses from Tibet to the British Isles. Rogers, a choir director and musician who has lived near Chicago’s Lake Michigan, in New Mexico’s desert, and in South Central Texas, draws metaphor from these landscapes.
Rogers’ first poetry collection, In the Beginning: an Egg, a Mask, a Woman, was published in 2018 and contains illustrations by her partner, artist Luisa-Maria Potter. Her forthcoming book, Landscapes of the Mind, will be available later this year. Other recent publication credits include the Williamson County Sun, the di-vêrseˊ-city anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival, and the anthology Enchantment of the Ordinary (Mutabilis Press, 2018). Rogers has been interviewed about her poetry on Texas Nafas, a poetry-centered public access television program, and her musical compositions (with poems as lyrics) have been performed at the University of New Mexico and at Chicago State University.
Every second Thursday, hosted by Cindy Huyser. A round- robin-style Open Mic follows the featured reading.
We are a very diverse and supportive venue. Bring some poems to share!