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Open Mic Poetry - JR Rhine, Katherine E. Young, and George Adamson

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Join us for our FREE open mic series on the first Friday of each month! The first hour is our featured poets and the second hour is open to anyone!

Featuring JR Rhine, Katherine E. Young, and George Adamson.

Katherine E. Young is the author of Day of the Border Guards, 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist, and two chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many others. She is the translator of Farewell, Aylis by Azerbaijani political prisoner Akram Aylisli (forthcoming 2018), as well as Blue Birds and Red Horses and Two Poems, both by Inna Kabysh. Her translations of Russian and Russophone authors have won international awards and been published widely in the U.S. and abroad; several have been made into short films. Young was named a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow and from 2016-2018 served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, Virginia.

George Adamson: "Southern Maryland musician and songwriter George Adamson released his debut EP "Being Grown" in early 2018. Written and recorded mostly at home during his last year of college, Adamson had taken the frustration that he felt with getting older, along with some inspiration found from budding relationships, and channeled that through his love for 60s and 70s pop songwriting. The resulting six songs are about growth, learning to love, and accepting things that cannot be changed. His sound is a favorite sweater on a breezy fall day--something familiar, an anchor and friend to help push towards a new adventure."

JR Rhine is a Southern Maryland based author and poet, currently residing in Lexington Park, Maryland. His work has previously appeared in Zing! Fanzine, Restless Minds, Red Weather, AVATAR, and elsewhere. He will be reading from his second collection of poems, From the Nooks They Forgot to Sweep Out: Dedication Poems to Punk Rock.