Open Mic following the Featured Readers — feel free to share one poem, one page.
Free and you’re welcome to just walk but if you get tickets on Eventbrite, it would help us know how many people will attend https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversecasey-poetry-nights-tickets-321426253577
Casey Community Center, 1 mile north of Shady Grove Metro on 355
810 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Christopher Goodrich teaches in Montgomery County, MD. He has also taught at New York University & Frostburg State University. His poems have appeared in Margie, Hotel Amerika, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, Sycamore Review, Cimarron Review, Cider Press Review, & The Worcester Review, among others. He has been featured on Verse Daily & NPR. He is the recipient of two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, an Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writer’s Center & holds an M.F.A. from New England College. A chapbook, By Reaching, was published in 2007. His first book, Nevertheless, Hello, was published by Steel Toe Books & his 2nd book, No Texting at the Dinner Table was published by NYQ Books. He recently received an MSAC Independent Artist Award. He loves his family, the wind, and finding $5 in a pants pocket that you haven’t worn in months.
Katherine Smith’s recent poetry publications include appearances in Boulevard, North American Review, Ploughshares, Mezzo Cammin, Cincinnati Review, Missouri Review, Southern Review, & many other journals. Her short fiction has appeared in Fiction International & Gargoyle. Her first book Argument by Design (Washington Writers’ Publishing House) appeared in 2003. Her second book of poems, Woman Alone on the Mountain (Iris Press), appeared in 2014. Her third book Secret City appeared with Madville Press in 2022. She works at Montgomery College in Maryland.