During the pandemic we have shifted to Monday night online open mics from 8pm - 11pm Mountain Standard Time called The Stay at Home Open Mic. These sessions are held through a Zoom meeting and streamed live to our Youtube channel. To participate is easy: 1) Sign up 2) As the event is starting, log into Zoom and join the meeting 3) Enjoy the show and wait to be called up to perform.
To sign up, look for the weekly signup sheet posted on our linktree (just be aware of the date to make sure that you are signing up for the right date). You can also be kept up to date with shows and performance opportunities by following us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also subscribe to our Youtube channel to view past shows, performer highlights, and to be notified when we go LIVE.
There is still a lot of catching up to do in uploading podcast episodes. Until then, catch us by searching The BWOMS Podcast on apple podcasts, Spotify, Google, stitcher, or wherever you prefer listening to your favorite podcasts.
Thank you for your interest. Please enjoy our content and be part of our community of creatives.
Project Director, The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series
A BorderSenses Event
An ekphrastic poetry and music show inspired by the art of Xochihuitzilin
Richie Castro is a performing creative, traveling the world with music and storytelling. Castro shares, "I have lived, studied and performed in Asia, Europe, Mexico and throughout the United States for more than two decades, and have had the pleasure of trading smiles with people from all over the world from behind my guitar."
Liz is a desert lizard who loves glitter and laying in the sun. Her biggest literary influences are contemporary poet Stephen Dunn, short story writer Raymond Carver, spoken word poet Michael Lee and poetess Maya Angelou. She has two meowing angels named Mr. Floofer and Toulouse. Some days she plays piano and goes until the cats start playing too. In her dream world, everything is covered in glitter.
Emily is a huge activist on mental illness awareness and uses poetry to express the loss and gains of life. Poetry has guided her into mending old wounds and wishes to help others through her words. Sit back! Relax. Feel free to get naked with your emotions here! “ It’s okay to not be okay“
Denise is a chicana poet who uses poetry to heal. Not only herself but her community. Breaking and healing from generational trauma. We carry the wounds of our ancestors as well as their knowledge, poetry is the perfect vehicle to shine light on both.
Watch Celia Aguilar perform her poem "Better Days" on BWOMS Fresh Cuts
Wednesday, March 24th 2021, 12-1pm; Hosted by Patty Orozco
Send us your original poetry inspired by the world of cinema!
A collaborative video poetry project centered on and around the theme of Valentine's Day.
Send us videos of your original poetry themed for or about Valentine's Day.