The poet Brody Parrish Craig performs at an in-person event. They are on a stage with a microphone, and they hold pieces of paper in their hands. They have short brown hair and are wearing an orange jacket.

Building Community through Poetry

Open Mouth Literary Center connects Northwest Arkansas to contemporary poets from across the country.

Upcoming Events

  • Translating Like a Poet: A Workshop with David Brunson
    Join us on Sunday, May 14, 2:00pm Central for a generative introductory workshop on the art of translation with featured translator and poet David Brunson. Translating Like a Poet: A Poet’s Approach to Literary Translation Translation has taken on increased visibility in recent years as magazines expand their reach to include translated literature, translators themselves […]
  • A Reading with Venezuelan Poets in Chile Featuring David Brunson
    Join us for a reading featuring the work of six Venezuelan poets from the recent anthology A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written, edited and translated by poet and translator, David Brunson. The reading will include work by poets Ivana Aponte, Lorena Caraballo, Sara Emanuel Viloria, Julio Tizzani, Georgina RamĂ­rez, and Elizaria Flores. SUPPORT OUR WORK: […]
  • Ritual as Origin: A Workshop with Maya Salameh
    Join us on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 2:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Maya Salameh. Ritual as Origin  Exploring ritual as a (non-geographical) location of provenance. Poetry and ritual are two ancient technologies – what (not where) are you from? This reading is sponsored by the King Fahd Center for Middle […]