Saturday, October 17, 2015

Waiting 4 the Bus on Monday the 19th

Monday, October 19
at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Uncharted Books
2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

the first show at the new digs went super cool. We had some old Weirdos and some brand new Weirdos. (did I mention that members of the collective are called Weirdos)

come out and see us on October 19th for a taste of Halloween. It's been a long time since we have had a theme and this time, in honor of the holiday, it's horror. bring out your scary poems about death, fear, growing up, politics or whatever keeps you awake at night

we are still at Uncharted Books, 2620 N. Milwaukee. (read the address, not the sign) from 7-9 pm. If you can make it early to help with set up, the poetry gods will stop hiding your muse for a minute and give you a great big hug.

Aside from the open mic, We will be featuring Poetry Pentathlon winner Jacqueline Harris & the legendary and elusive Charlie Rossiter.

get your groove on, get your poem on, and, certainly put your pants on, and join us in Waiting 4 the Bus 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sept 26: Fight the Power

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

National Beat Poetry Festival (the Chicago Sessions)

The National Beat Poetry Festival
The Chicago Session
Hosted by Charlie Newman
Al DeGenova
Billy Tuggle
Buddha 309
Charlie Newman
Elizabeth Haper
Larry Sawyer
Lucia Blinn
John Goode
Paul Ryan
Steve Schroeder
Wayne Allan Jones
September 20
The Chopin Theater
1543 West Division / Chicago, IL 60642

Monday, August 24, 2015

Outsider Poetry Now Open To Submissions

After dealing with mental illness my entire adult life I have decided to create a new online literary review called Outsider Poetry for anyone who considers themselves as creating poetry or art with mental illness, is self-taught, or feels they are marganilized by society. Submissions are accepted anytime. Poetry, short stories, photography, painting, or whatever format you feel expresses how you deal with being an Outsider will be consider. I try to respond to submissions in two weeks or less, and if I accept the submission I usually post it right away. Interested contributors can send their work to me at

Do not quit, send some poetry to Outsider Poetry

Monday, June 22, 2015

Poetry Pentathlon :are you registered

Okay Poets, we've got three contenders for the Pentathlon, but that ain't a tournament it's a tea party with imaginary finger sandwiches.  Who has got the poetic fortitude to stand up and take their place as a poetry legend
follow the link to register 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Waiting 4 the Bus presents the Gemini Love Fest or The Return of the Bromantics or Buddha 309 and Esteban Colon save the Universe

In a special Birthday celebration, the founders of Waiting 4 the Bus reunite for the long forgotten tradition of the Gemini Love Fest.

Come join the celebration as Este Stevie Colon and David Buddha-Hargarten provide rare feature performances.
Plus the usual Open Mic.
Join us at Powell's Bookstore (1218 S. Halsted) for the amazing festivities.
Hosted by Dana Jerman and Bob Lawrence
donations requested to pay the feature performers

June 15th
Powell's Books
1218 S Halsted
Chicago IL