Sharon Chmielarz' Open Mic
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We're taking a hiatus from new readings for a bit. Enjoy these recent recordings from 2016 and 2017.
  Mike Finley
  “When You Love Someone”
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    first appeared on Open Mic on 9/11/16
  Leslie Adrienne Miller
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    first appeared on Open Mic on 9/16/16
  Connie Wanek
  “Mrs. God”
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    first appeared on Open Mic on 9/23/16
  Tim Nolan
  “The Field”
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    first appeared on Open Mic on 9/30/16
Norita Dittberner-Jax   Norita Dittberner-Jax
  “Saint Francis in the Desert”
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    first appeared on Open Mic on 10/7/16
  Becca Barniskis
  “Saint Telephone”
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    first appeared on Open Mic on 10/14/16
  James D. Autio
  “In Between Trek and Leafless Tree”
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  first appeared on Open Mic on 10/21/16
Ardie Ann Medina   Ardie Ann Medina
  “All Her Relations”
Michael Kiesow Moore   Michael Kiesow Moore
  “When I Go Sketching in the Woods”
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Lynette Reini-Grandell   Lynette Reini-Grandell
  “Stones for Crossing a River or Stream”
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Mary Moore Easter   Mary Moore Easter
  “Sitting on the Porch”
  Mary Moore Easter at
The Poetry Foundation
Todd Boss   Todd Boss
  “The Pocketeer”
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  Elizabeth V. Weir
  “I Always Eat an Apple Whole”
Joel Van Valin   Joel Van Valin
  “House Painter”
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Naomi Cohn   Naomi Cohn
  “Body Politic”
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Danny Klecko   Danny Klecko
  “A Small Moment on a Big Prairie”
  For more by Danny Klecko, visit him at
St. Agnes Bakery in St. Paul, MN
Stanley Kusunoki   Stanley Kusunoki
  “Canaries in the Mineshaft 2”
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Janaya Martin   Janaya Martin
  “The Anxiety Dialogue”
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  visit her website
Kathryn Kysar   Kathryn Kysar
  “Wonder Woman Goes to Target”
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Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay   Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay
  “Unfinished Letter to My Unborn Self”
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John Minczeski   John Minczeski
  “On Picking Up a Whiff of Gas
from the Utility Room”
  James Silas Rogers
  “A Prayer in Mendota Heights”
Ethna McKiernan   Ethna McKiernan
Katrina Vandenberg   Katrina Vandenberg
  “January 6”
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  Emilio DeGrazia
  “Why I Write Poetry”
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Kirsten Dierking   Kirsten Dierking
  “Holbein's Favor for Anne of Cleaves”
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