Wednesday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
The No, Regrets Tour 2013
William Stanford Knudsen has represented Portland twice, nationally and regionally, most recently as a member of the 2012 Portland Poetry Slam NPS team. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Legendary, and other journals and anthologies. He is the author of two chapbooks, Wilderness and Small Talk & Tall Tales, and has a full length manuscript The Tooth & Nail Hymnal forthcoming from Sparrow Ghost Publishing. He has performed in coffee shops, theaters, and colleges across the country.
Chris Leja has represented Portland OR and Lewis & Clark College seven times, regionally and nationally. His work has appeared in Borderline, Anatomy & Etymology, and various other journals and anthologies. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and is the author of two chapbooks, Adam Outside and A Chronology of Quiet Thefts. His first full length manuscript, Living Myths is forthcoming from Sparrow Ghost Publishing. He’s performed and conducted workshops across the country, from colleges to juvenile detention centers. He dropped out of kindergarten, and consequently never learned to share.
Our Tribal Statment
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.