The Poets’ Asylum reading is the weekly Sunday night open poetry reading, feature and slam event run by the Worcester Po8ry Project, a group of poets and lovers of poetry dedicated to advancing poetry in performance in Worcester. The reading is open to all poets and writers, all ability levels, all styles, all ages with no constraints on content or language.
The average Sunday night at the Asylum consists of an open reading, followed by a 30-40 minute reading by a spotlighted (also known as a featured) poet. About once a month there’s an open slam – a friendly competition judged by randomly chosen audience members. More info on the Slam can be found by clicking the Slam button on the left.
The Asylum runs on a no cover, donation-bucket philosophy. The money collected in the bucket goes to pay the feature and support the reading. Please give generously when the bucket comes your way!
While it has had many homes over the years the Poets’ Asylum current resides at the the WCUW Front Room, 910 Main Street, Worcester. We appreciate the space & opportunity they have given us for the reading.
The WCUW Front Room is located at 910 Main Street in Worcester. It is located near Clark University. Parking is available on the street or in the parking lot behind the Clark Cartographic & Geographic building, which is across the street from WCUW. Click here for maps and directions.