A Poetry Open Mic featuring David Goodrum

On Friday April 5 at 7:30pm, Poetics Corvallis presents a poetry open mic featuring the quirky poems of poet and photographer David A. Goodrum. He will be reading from his first published poetry manuscript, “\ ˈspärs(ˌ)pōˈetə̇ kə \” (Sparse Poetica).  We will start with David’s poetry at 7:30pm, with Open Mic to follow. Open Mic signup starts at 7:15pm.

Come share poems or poetic prose that you like, by you or by another, on any topic, at our friendly free open mic in the artsy ambience of the InterZone Cafe. Or come to just listen, and let poetry dissolve, at least for a moment, the walls between us all.

More about David A. Goodrum:

David A. Goodrum lives in the Willamette Valley, but started out in Indiana, where for his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University he produced a creative writing thesis of poems. He tried teaching high school, though he was afraid his life would go from attending high school and sacking groceries in the summer to teaching high school and sacking groceries in the summer. So he got a PhD in instructional systems technology and has, at different times, developed instructional software, exhibited fine art photography at juried art fairs, and had an extended career in educational technology across two different universities.

\ ˈspärs(ˌ)pōˈetə̇ kə \ is David’s first published poetry manuscript. His poetry book, Vitals and Other Signs of Life, is due in June 2024 from The Poetry Box. His poetry has been published in Tar River Poetry, The Inflectionist Review, Passengers Journal, Cathexis Northwest Press, Willawaw Journal, Spillway, Star 82 Review, Eclectica Magazine, Scapegoat Journal, and Triggerfish Critical Review, among others.

His photography has graced the covers of several art and literature magazines, most recently Cirque Journal, Willows Wept Review, Blue Mesa Review, Red Rock Review, The Moving Force Journal, Snapdragon Journal, Vita Poetica, and appeared in many others.

His procreative acts include a daughter and two sons.

Even before his early thirties, he was certain he would never

write poetry again. He continues, it seems, to be wrong. About

most things.

For more about David’s poetry and photography, see www.davidgoodrum.com

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