Words out Loud Spoken Word Series

Derek N. Otsuji and Mark Tarren read from their poetry. Includes an open mic and literary trivia quiz.

Derek N. Otsuji is the author of The Kitchen of Small Hours, winner of the 2021 Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series Open Competition. It will be published by SIU Press in fall 2021. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny ReviewThe Southern ReviewRattlePoet Lore, and Pleiades.

Mark Tarren is a poet and writer who lives on remote Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. A Pushcart nominee, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various literary journals including The New Verse NewsThe Blue NibPoets Reading The NewsStreet Light PressSpillwords PressTuck Magazine and Impspired Magazine.