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

  • Open Mouth Presents: A Reading with Banah el Ghadbanah and Ashia Ajani
    Join us for a reading by featured poets Banah el Ghadbanah and Ashia Ajani. The reading will be preceded by a round of introductory readings by members of our community. SUPPORT OUR WORK: Suggested donation of $5 or more.  Every donation to Open Mouth Literary Center supports our programming, ASL interpreters, featured poets, and increasing […]
  • Myth Making and Environment, A Workshop with Ashia Ajani
    Join us on Sunday, October 13, 2022 at 2:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Ashia Ajani. This workshop will use climate writing and art by members of the African Diaspora to inform young people’s own climate narratives. Climate change is one of the biggest sources of stress among young people; being able […]