First Friday Open Mic, May 7, 2021

First Friday Open Mic, May 7, 2021 The Open Mic was unique in that three of the poets sang their poetry.  You may read the interviews of the poet-musicians by Carla Joy Martin, in this story. The evening was graced with performances by Carla Joy Martin, Christopher...

Kern Poetry Zoom Open Mic on April 2, 2021

  First Friday Open Mic on April 2, 2021 The First Friday Open Mic was the first event during National Poetry Month.  It began with a virtual reading as poets got together to share their words. The poet interviewed for this story was Samuel Rain Benjamin who gave...

Bakersfield Poets Respond to COVID 19

Bakersfield Poets Respond to COVID 19 I, Portia Choi, of Kern Poetry thank you, our poetry community. These are times of change – a time of mandatory precaution due to COVID-19. It has also been a time of connection with poetry and with creativity. This story is...