World Above: Free Poetry Nights

What: Open Mic followed by SJ Poet and Featured Guest Poet
Where: Dante Hall, 14 North Mississippi Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401
Parking: Free parking available in church lot behind Dante Hall or for a fee in lot across from theater
Who: Open to the public
Cost: FREE
When: Wednesdays, once a month at 7pm

Wed July 23: Diane Guarnieri
Wed August 27: Robert Geise, Ranald Arthur Perry
Wed September 17: Quincy Lehr
Wed October 22: Turiya Abdur-Raheem Brian Johnson
Wed November 19: Megan Privitello and Douglas Goetsch
Wed December 03: Teresa Leo and Gianni Gaudino
Wed, January 28, 2015: Faleeha Hassan & David L. Steinberg


The South Jersey Poets Collective hosts the “World Above: Free Poetry Nights” on a monthly basis.  As Dante ascends from the Inferno & rises from the shadows he finds himself “in a world above”.  This is where we exist.  In a universe that contains infinity, we speak of everything through our poetry in a “World Above”.

These open mics are open to the public for free.  Everyone is encouraged to attend to read their poetry.  We want to hear your voice.  Poems will not be screened.  We ask that if you are reading that you be respectful of those around you while remaining honest to yourself.  No threatening, racist, homophobic or hateful messages of any sort will be tolerated.  Please be advised that this series is recommended for adults due to the potentially mature nature of the poems read.

Each poet reading in the Open Mic will receive 3 minutes  of time on the mic.  The Featured Poet will follow the Open Mic & time will be allowed after for discussion of the poems.


5 thoughts on “World Above: Free Poetry Nights”

  1. Unless I’ve overlooked it–it certainly wouldn’t be the first time–then the time for this event is not posted. Can somebody tell me what time I should arrive??

  2. Sorry about that, Angelo. The Open Mic begins at 7pm. I’ve updated the page for future visitors to the page. Poets arrive anywhere from 6:30 to 7 on the nose. See you soon!

  3. Okay, thanks for the update. I’ll be arriving tonight around 7pm. Is their a contact person or number I should have??

  4. Hello everyone peace and blessing Im LOreal EllVintage Chrisp-Seels.. Author, Writer, Poet, Singer I would love to be a feature I would like to know what feature details and if I can bring product for purchase

  5. Anonymous said:

    I recently had the pleasure of attending, reading, and, simply enjoying the experience of your open mic event. Many thanks to Aubrey and all involved. I look forward to future readings; a larger participation by Ocean City poets and much interaction.

    Thank You for the very kind reception,
    Yours in the Arts,
    Bud Cole
    Ocean City, NJ

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