A List of Things to Ask Yourself When You’re Making a List of Poets

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4. Have I familiarized myself with the resurgence of poetry salons and other live showcases?

Poets J. P. Howard and Sheila Slaughter, for example, founded Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon to provide a space for women to come together in a “critically supportive space to create.” Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC hosts poets and spoken word performers, along with weekly open mics and programming for youth.