Hungry Young Poets is a reading series for emerging writers to share their work with a supportive literary community.
Each event will have local music, friends of literature, and drinks here at the High Low literary arts cafe in the Grand Center Arts District.
Traditionally, the program has sought to present poets and prose writers under the age 33, but we certainly don’t card, and encourage emerging writers of all ages to apply.
If you’re from out of town, we’d still love for you to submit–but we’re unable to arrange travel, room, and board.
The readings will be at 7 p.m. on June 15, July 20, and August 17.
To apply to read, please submit your original work. A video or recording of you reading is optional, but suggested. The Co-director of the reading series will be in touch about your application and further details once reviewed.
Submissions open on April 1st, 2020 (no joke!) and close on May 1st through Submittable.
If you enjoy our Hungry Young Poets series, check out our River Styx reading series, which starts in the fall.
2019 Season – Hungry Young Poets
From left to right: Poet Janice Majewski, reading series co-director Ron Austin, poets Anna Schmidt, Troy Varvel, Katelyn Delvaux, Taylor Kolkmeyer, and musician Langen Neubacher.
Louis Damani-Jones, Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, Audrey Lindemann, David Iacob, Ree Sherwood, and S.G. Maldonado-Velez. Music by Hugh Vincent (below).
Matthew Gordon, Mary Ardery, Blake Barringer, Kailah Peters, Rachel Adams, and Molly Harris. Music by Sister Wizzard. (below)
Kristi Carter, Joseph Emanuel, Luther Hughes, Michelle Tong, Paul Tran, and Ruth Williams
Music by Syna So Pro
David Alejandro Hernandez, Joss Barton, Joe Betz, Charlotte Covey, Frances Klein, Raphael Maurice, and Billy Youngblood
Music by Catching the Westbound
Danny Caine, Nick Christian, Kristina Marie Darling, Owen Neace, Lizzy Petersen, and Patrick Topping
Music by Matthew Freeman
Aaron Coleman, Emily Grise, Brigitte Leschhorn, Sandra Marchetti, Ryan Patrick Smith, and Clay Whisler
Music by Ellen (the Felon) Cook
Zachary Alley, Traci Brimhall, Teresa Lynn Hasan-Kerr, Kyle McCord, and Allison C. Rollins
Music by Miss Jubilee
Kelsey Ann Kerr, Sean Arnold, Baba Badji, Katryn Dierksen, Nick Kriefall, Josh Myers, and Jake Russell
Music by The Erin Bode Group
Endya Goliday, Canese Jarboe, Lizzy Petersen, and Andrew Smart
Music by Miss Jubilee
Clayton Adam Clark, Zachary Alley, Anna Leigh Knowles, Timothy Leyrson, Jessica Lynn Suchon, and Taylor Supplee
Music by The Farshid and Felipe Duo, members of Clave Sol