The Mutable Hour

Tonight is the online poetry reading for Mutabilis Press, and I’m going to be the emcee! I hope you’ll join us for this excellent hour of poetry featuring some truly wonderful poets. Register at the link below to get the Zoom room and passcode.

I hope to see you there! Below is the promotional blurb the press has sent out about the event.


Ever changing, always growing. Please join us for the launch of The Mutable Hour — a curated reading series from the Board of Mutabilis Press. A mix of Mutabilis Press Poets and special guests.

Our April 14 event features Angélique Jamail as Emcee, with a line up of exceptional poets, including: Carol Louise Munn, Stella Brice, Charlie Scott, Adam Holt, Dru Watkins, Joshua Burton, Aliah Lavonne Tigh, Christopher Miguel Flakus, and Autumn Hayes.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Apr 14, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Poetry Excitement Coming Right This Way…

Happy National Poetry Month, everyone! For the last eight years I have posted poetry on my blog (not usually mine, but occasionally mine) in honor of this month-long celebration of such an important literary art form. I will still try to post every day this year, but I’m going to mix things up a bit, like I sometimes like to do, and some days I will post a poem, and some days I will post a poetry prompt, and some days I will post something else poetry related.

Today, I’m letting you know about a few lovely upcoming poetry opportunities. First, there are two readings happening soon that you might enjoy.


The first is this Saturday at the Friendswood Public Library at 11:00 a.m. (central time). I’ll be the featured reader and will read for about fifteen minutes, after which there will be an open mic poetry reading. If you can come out to Friendswood, awesome! The address is 416 S. Friendswood Drive. And if you cannot come out there in person, that’s okay! This hybrid event is also going to be broadcast live on Zoom. Yay! So if you live outside of Houston (or its suburb Friendswood) or just can’t bilocate, then you can Zoom in, and I would love it if you did.

Friendswood Poets Meeting featuring Angélique Jamail 
April 2, 2022 11:00 AM Central Time  

Join Zoom Meeting one of three ways: 

  1.  Click on this link 
  2. Or go to  and click on Join A Meeting then enter meeting ID and passcode 
    1. Meeting ID: 845 9867 4221
      Passcode: poetry 
  3. Or phone in by dialing +1 346 248 7799 and then enter the meeting ID and passcode. 

Meeting ID: 845 9867 4221 
Passcode: 524563 


And then on Thursday, April 14th, at 7:00 p.m. (central time), we’re having another Mutable Hour reading. This reading will be entirely on Zoom and should also last no more than an hour. We have an excellent slate of poets that night! Zoom in to see and hear Carol Louise Munn, Stella Brice, Charlie Scott, Adam Holt, Dru Watkins, Joshua Barton, Aliah Lavonne Tigh, Christopher Miguel Flakus, and Autumn Hayes. (I will be the emcee.) 

Register in advance for this meeting:
After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link and password and other useful information.
And if you yourself write poetry and would like to have your poems considered for Mutabilis Press’ new anthology, we are open for submissions! The title of the new book is Chaos Dive Reunion, and here is the submission call:

Chaos has been defined as complete disorder and confusion, and the last few years have gifted us with an abundance of chaos in a variety of ways. But we know from our familiarity with life cycles in all their forms that such interesting times also breed creation and renewal, if we only open ourselves to them. As the world negotiates the push and pull of finding new ways to be, we at Mutabilis Press have also looked for new ways to express ourselves, new voices to lift up, new perspectives on this chaos we’re learning to work with.

Where has your poetry taken you?

After a hiatus, we have embarked on a new project: a poetry anthology that pays homage to our history as a press, but one that invites further understanding, that creates new connections, that welcomes your writing in a myriad of expressions. We’re diving into the chaos, finding each other, laughing through the stress, and coming out of it with something greater than before.

You can send us your poems via Submittable. The deadline is April 30th. Click here for all the information and to send in your work.

Finally, I’d also like to share with you the past eight years’ worth of National Poetry Month series starters. Just follow the links below to read the poems I’ve featured in the past! (And then, of course, follow the links at the bottom of each post to move through each year’s series.)

April 2021 —

April 2020 —

April 2019 —

April 2018 —

April 2017 —

April 2016 —

April 2015 —

April 2014 —

Happy National Poetry Month! I look forward to celebrating it with all of you.


The Mutable Hour Poetry Reading Series

Mutabilis Press, a publisher of poetry whose board I currently sit on, has recently begun a reading series called The Mutable Hour. Our first reading on April 1st was wonderful! Our second one, this coming Thursday, April 29th, has another excellent line-up! This is a free event happening on Zoom, so you may attend from anywhere that has an internet connection. (And I know you do if you’re reading this post…)

The reading will start at 7:00 p.m. central time and go for about an hour. As I said, it’s free, but you do have to register to get the Zoom information to get into the reading. Go to The Mutable Hour’s Facebook page to get the link to get into the reading. If you have trouble getting the link (although I don’t anticipate that you will) let me know before 6:30 p.m. central time this Thursday.

I hope to see you there!