Words out Loud Spoken Word/Poetry Series

Reuben Jackson and Gary Hotham are featured readers. Also includes open mic and literary trivia quiz. 
Gary Hotham has been crafting English language haiku for over 50 years. Echoing T.S. Eliot, he finds writing haiku to be a way to “devour any kind of experience” and fulfill the poet’s “task of trying to find the verbal equivalents for states of mind and feeling.” He first discovered the genre in a high school English class and has yet to recover from the challenge. He grew up in northern Maine, currently resides in Maryland and has traveled and lived in Japan, Germany, England, and Texas. His work has appeared in journals, chapbooks and anthologies. His major collections of haiku: Breath Marks: Haiku to Read in the Dark (1999), Spilled Milk: Haiku Destinies (2010), and Stone’s Throw: Promises of Mere Words (2016).