Jack Jack’s Coffee House owner Mike Sparacino has graciously offered his charming Café for a monthly poetry reading and open mike. This event will take place the first Thursday of every month from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The featured poet will first present their poems and readings. After a short break, guests may read two poems during the open mike.


January 4th, 2018

Phil Reinstein

Mixes politics with music; his handle – The Insurance Mon.

February 1st, 2018

Barbara Southard

Grew up on a canal in Freeport and teaches poetry at the Walt Whitman Birthplace.

March 1st, 2018

Marc Nuccio

Multitalented artist/poet/musician. Owns a product development and Graphic Design Studio. Has three published chapbooks.

April 5th, 2018

Russ Green

Poet of Occupy Wall Street. Jack Kerouac wannabe; in the beat poet genre.

May 3rd, 2018

Kate Fox

Mother, breast cancer survivor; author of “My Pink Ribbons Hope and Liars,”& “Mistruths and Perception.” The Kate Fox Show

June 7th, 2018

Cynthia Shor

Executive Director of Walt Whitman Birthplace Historical Site

July 5th, 2018

Kathaleen Donnelly

Hosts poetry readings in Stony Brook, published two groundbreaking anthologies of poems with photographs

August 2nd, 2018

Phil Asaph

Recently moved upstate, writes poetry, prose, and fiction

September 6th, 2018

Gene McParland

Poetry and acting go together. “I have a passion for poetry and the message it can carry.” active in theatre productions.

October 4th, 2018

Kate Boning Dickson

Worked on her grandmothers’ blueberry farm childhood summers.

November 1st, 2018

Darrel Blaine Ford

Banded birds and ran the Babylon Youth Project for 25 yrs. Personates Walt Whitman; 87 years old

December 6th, 2018

Greg Moglia

His poems have been accepted in over 300 journals in the US, Canada, England, India, Australia, Belgium and New Zealand as well as 5 anthologies. He lives in Huntington, N.Y.


Sponsor: The Babylon Village Arts Council
Contact Tom Stock tstock39@gmail.com 631-578-9220