An Open Mic for Earnest Ears

Our new selection of Open Mic features was recorded live at the “Poet’s Loft” in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The space for this venue was kindly donated by Paul Tucker (pictured above). We apologize in advance for the audio quality of these pieces; at times the ambient noise becomes overwhelming.

You have two options for listening to our presentations, i.e Streaming or Downloading. If you use a modem with a speed of 28.8K (the faster the better) and you have a relatively good connection, you might try the streaming links. These should produce sound within seconds (although if your connection falters, the sound may stop, skip, or get choppy). If your sound is choppy then use the download links. This method will provide better results over slower connections. Please note, however, that you will hear the presentation only after the download has completed in its entirety (which could take a few minutes unless you have a high speed connection such as a DSL or cable modem).

Click here to stream all the poems.

Do you want to submit something to our Open Mic? It’s simple — just click on this link to see our guidelines and you’re on your way.

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