Poetz: It's alive...ALIVE!

The wonderful poet, musician and iconoclast that is Jackie Sheeler has relaunched the Poetz.com website, and it is gorgeous! Poetz was long the home of New York City's most comprehensive calendar of open mics and events, not to mention regular postings of poetry by a bevy of familiar and unfamiliar names Jackie thought everyone should know.

Poetz spawned calendars in a number of other cities. Jackie farmied out curating duties to others, but over time those calendars died off and Jackie was busy with her job and many other projects, so she shut it down. Who knew there would be such a disturbance in the force when Poetz went quiet?

Now, after months of work, Poetz lives again and it's damn spiffy! The NYC calendar is back along with Atlanta (courtesy of Poetry Atlanta), San Francisco, Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago and more.

Jackie will also regularly feature new and established poets on the site, and I'm honored to have three new poems posted for the relaunch. You can read them at this link. I'm in fine company with Ellen Bass, Wendy Barker, Meagan Brothers, Elizabeth Harrington, George Held, Jee Leong Koh, Gianmarc Manzione, D. Nurkse, Jane Ormerod, Thaddeus Rutkowski and Hal Sirowitz.

You'll definitely want to bookmark Poetz and check back in often, especially if you're looking for an open mic or just want to read some great poetry.


christine said…
It IS a very nice mag. Nice poems, Collin. i will definitely bookmark the site.
jackie said…
collin, what a wonderful post! it's an honor to have your work in the premier issue of the reborn site. i think the best is yet to come and i'm delighted that you're part of it!
Collin Kelley said…
Thanks, Christine!

Jaxx, I'm looking forward to what comes next. :)
Lisa Allender said…
Coll-Am loving Poetz. :)

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