Monthly Reading Series

We offer free, live, online poetry readings every third Tuesday of each month at 8 pm.

On odd months, KSPS members have a chance to read their own work at our Open Mic. On even months, we feature one KSPS member or KSPS ally.

January 25: Open Mic

Open Mic featuring KSPS members. Audience is open to the public!

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February 15: Marianne Peel

Marianne recently was a finalist in Comstock Review’s 35th Annual Chapbook Contest. She also placed third in the Murial Craft Bailey Memorial Poetry Contest through Comstock Review. Further, Marianne placed first in the Chaffin/Kash Poetry Contest through Kentucky State Poetry Society. Marianne also had several first, second, and third place poems in Poets and Patrons of Chicago Poetry Contest in 2020 and 2021.

March 15: Open Mic

Open Mic featuring KSPS members. Audience is open to the public!

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Danni Quintos

April 19: Danni Quintos

Danni is the author of Two Brown Dots (BOA Editions, 2022), winner of the 20th A. Poulin Jr. Prize, and PYTHON (Argus House, 2017), an ekphrastic chapbook featuring photography by her sister, Shelli Quintos. She is a Kentuckian, a mom, an educator, and an Affrilachian Poet. She received her BA from The Evergreen State College, and her MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Cream City Review, Cincinnati Review, Best New Poets 2015, Salon, and elsewhere. Her knitting has appeared on the shoulders of many poets, writers, and artists, who are also friends and teachers. Quintos lives in Lexington with her kid & farmer-spouse & their little dog too.

May 17: Open Mic

Open Mic featuring KSPS members. Audience is open to the public!

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June 21: Jeremy Paden

Jeremy Paden is the author of three chapbooks of poems and one chapbook of translated poems. He has also translated three full-length collections of poems from Spanish to English. His bilingual, illustrated children’s book about the Central American migrant caravans, Under the Ocelot Sun/Bajo el sol del ocelote, won a Campoy-Ada prize for Spanish language children’s books. His most current books are world as sacred burning heart (3: A Taos Press, 2021) and Self-Portrait as an Iguana (Valparaíso USA, 2021). Self-portrait is a bilingual collection of poems written in Spanish and translated to English, which co-won the first Poeta en Nueva York Prize, by Valparaíso USA Press. He received his PhD in Latin American literature from Emory University and teaches Spanish at Transylvania University and literary translation at Spalding University’s Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing. 

Let’s write something beautiful together.

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