Easy Speak (open mike)

Easy Speak Seattle is a sequence of open microphone gatherings on Monday nights.  I love these things and I love the regulars.  I’m always there, unless I’m out of town.

Good performers, generous and attentive listening, and a supportive crowd who appreciate a broad spectrum of poetic and musical styles.

Musicians and writers, please come and give us your work and listen to others say theirs.  Your pieces will receive close attention.

F/V Fierce Allegiance, 2001, Cape Sarichef

F/V Fierce Allegiance, 2001, Cape Sarichef, conducting an experiment using cod pots to test differences in bait plume efficiencies between chopped formal verse and ground free verse. (We had to abandon this study because the free verse kept clogging the bait chopper.)

The Easy Speak collective was started by Jed Myers as NorthEndForum.  Jed continues curating the NorthEndForum portion of Easy Speak, on the first and third Mondays of the month, at the Bai Pai Lounge.  I curate an Easy Speak open mike on the second Monday of the month, at the Wedgwood Ale House.  T. Clear curates Easy Speak Hummingbird on the fourth Monday, at the Hummingbird Saloon in Columbia City.


Please visit our Easy Speak website to find times, locations, etc.