Rush Frazier, a past president of the WCPA and all-around poetry tour de force, has organized a virtual reunion for the long-departed Poets’ Asylum for Sunday, December 20, 2020. For more than 20 years, it was the local poetry hangout for performance poets and drew in features from Patricia Smith to Mighty Mike McGee to Dennis Brutus. From Eleni’s Midnight Cafe through the Java Hut and finally, to the front room at WCUW, you could find a cup of coffee, a supportive community, and some damn fine poetry.
On December 20th, there will be an invitational open mic with voices from across the ether. You can register via their Zoom link or view it on via a live stream on Facebook. Further details can be found on the Facebook invite.