March 2017 Open Mic Invitation

What’s that thing March comes in like? A lion? Are you ready to roar?

Well, lube up those lips and start your mouth exercises. It may be late, but it’s not never, so read one of your poems out loud, record it, and share it. Are you waiting for a written invitation?


The Skinny:

  1. Record yourself reading one of your own works.
  2. Post it somewhere.
  3. Link to this post.
  4. I will post a link with your name and poem title RIGHT HERE.
  5. It’s an open mic invitation. NOT a challenge.

Some tips:

  • Go simple.
    I record using my iPhone, then email/share the file with myself. I very rarely edit it, unless I really waited too long to start talking.
  • Want better quality?
    You can get a relatively inexpensive mic on Amazon that you can hook up to your computer. Some of there come with editing software. If I do edit, I use Audacity on the Mac. It’s free and pretty easy to use. There’s a version for Windows, too.
  • Hosting.
    If you pay WordPress to host your site, you can add your audio by clicking on the Add Media button in the post editor. Have the free WordPress? You have options. All of the sites below will let you upload audio. Some will host for free up to a certain amount of storage. (I think with Youtube, you’ll have to upload a movie, but you can use a still image and add your poem.)I’ll even host it for you if like. Just email me the file.

  • Questions?
    Ask below or contact me using the contact form (up above). I’ll try to help you out!And if you have any tips, feel free to share them!

February 2017


Pleasant Street Benefit of a friend


j matthew waters how blue is your heart
words AND audio:


Robert Okaji Scarecrow Pretends


Pleasant Street will you let it go


Frank Hubeny White Snow Last Night
words AND audio:


words AND audio:

10 thoughts on “March 2017 Open Mic Invitation

  1. […] stained glass hearts tarnished over time void of even the faintest hint of crimson on the brightest of summer days on occasion lonely hearts glisten back to life slowly reaching out on the clearest of nights at a bulging moon turning blue march two thousand seventeen copyright j matthew waters all rights reserved Note: this poem is linked to Crow’s Open Mic Invitation […]

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