Smoke and Mirrors

A Poetry Showcase

Date(s) & Times

January 12, 2020

5:00 PM



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To usher in the New Year, 13 poets will reveal how their identity constructs the world around them, and how the world engages back with them. Not all that glitters is gold, and there are many smokescreens and false flares in life. So,how do these poets know what is true and untrue in their communities, the cafes they frequent, or in the tv shows they watch, and lastly in ourselves too?
“Smoke and Mirrors”, what is real, and what is an illusion.

"Smoke and Mirrors" is a showcase of local poetic talents who met as friends at Keep St Pete Lit’s monthly Poetry Open Mic held at The Studio@620.

Orchestrated under Miesha Brundridge, author of "A Beautiful Disaster", the poets perform seasonal shows that reflect changing forces in the world and in their own lives. Some poets rap furiously, some present cool as clouds, others act in their pieces, and others speak plainly, allowing your imagination to fester.

Featured Poets Include:

Miesha Brundridge, curator of poets, author "A Beautiful Disaster"

Denzel Johnson-Green, House Manager of Studio@620, host of "Community Poetry"

Sara Reis, author "Snow Angels on the Living Room Floor" and "Come in, We're Open"

Selena Ferrer, Tampa entertainer, painter

Pedro el Poeta, poet, rapper

Ian Lindsay

Stephanie Sarkissian

Evangelia Maragouthakis

Callie Connelly

Roberta Torres

Keesha Brundridge King

Alexandra Morgan

Bob Devin Jones, founder and artistic director of TheStudio@620, director, actor

Musical Guests Include:

Johnny Cloud, flute

Thaddeus Dziekonski, trumpet

Evangelia Maragouthakis, piano

Denzel Johnson-Green, harp