Date(s) - Friday, February 5, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
At the next Words Out Loud spoken word series, organized by local poet Philip Wexler, Derek N. Otsuji and Mark Tarren will read from their poetry. There will also be an open mic and literary trivia quiz.
Derek N. Otsuji is the author of The Kitchen of Small Hours, winner of the 2021 Crab Orchard Review Poetry Series Open Competition. It will be published by SIU Press in fall 2021. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, Rattle, Poet Lore, and Pleiades.
Mark Tarren is a poet and writer who lives on remote Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. A Pushcart nominee, his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various literary journals including The New Verse News, The Blue Nib, Poets Reading The News, Street Light Press, Spillwords Press, Tuck Magazine and Impspired Magazine.