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Poetry Readings @ Willow Glen Library Featuring Mighty Mike McGee
May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Willow Glen Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125
(408) 808-3045 or (408) 266-1361
Free and open to the public.
Mike brings out a mixture of spoken word and humor to his performances. His award marks a broadening of Poetry Center San Jose’s offerings to include younger people. Mike McGee is the first slam poet to win both the American National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship (2003) and the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship (2006). His poetry publications include “The Graveyard Shift,” From Page to the Stage; “Open Letter to Neil Armstrong,” Spoken Revolution Redux; and In Search of Midnight: A Collection of Poems by Mike McGee. As a poet, he has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has performed at the University of Paris, on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, on CBC Radio & Television, and is a regular on NPR’s Snap Judgment. McGee is the fifth and current Santa Clara County Poet Laureate.
June 21: Lisa Rosenberg
September 20: David Eisenbach
October 18: David Denny