The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is a collaboration between poets and musicians. Poets & Musicians combine their talents and put together a rehearsed show presented at night at Rudyard’s. Both poets and musicians are required to produce new, original material. Everyone is paid for their work.
In 2018, there will be three shows, each featuring 4 poets, hosted by James Trotter. The show opens with the musicians performing, followed by the collaboration of poets & musicians and ending with the musicians again. Show dates are on Thursdays, January 11, March 29 and June 21.
Public Poetry is holding open auditions 2-5 PM, on stage at Rudyard’s on the following dates:
Sunday, October 15, 2017 for the Thursday, January 11, 2018 PM Show
Sunday, January 14, 2018 for the Thursday, March 29, 2018 PM Show
Sunday, April 1, 2018 for the Thursday, June 21, 2018 Summer Solstice PM Show
ALL POETS (page & stage) are welcome to try out. Bring two poems (3 minutes total) and a short bio.
The PM Show: Poets & Musicians is supported by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance
2016-17 PM Shows
SAT. NOV. 22, 2016
Night time is the right time for The PM Show: Poets & Musicians. Our debut was headlined by Regina Virgil with Spike the Percussionist, Charlie Scott with The Skrla Steel Trio and Autumn Hayes with Charlie and the Regrets. CLICK FOR VIDEO
SAT. JAN. 21, 2017
Dynamic poets and musicians combos in an all original show featuring Harry Shepherd with poet Billie Hill; Chase Hamblin with poet Mike Alexander; Free Radicals with poet Gerald Cedillo, hosted by Chris Wise. Open mic follows hosted by Amir Safi.
SAT. APR. 29, 2017
Houston Press calls Hard Luck Revival “alt-country troublemakers.” They call themselves “a garage country band hailing from Houston, Texas [that’s] a mix of country, rock, Gulf Coast blues, Rockabilly, oultaw country and a dash of punk.” They meet their match in “three virtuoso poets with words on fire.” Maria Palacios, Bucky Rea and Norma Edwards Paskusz.
SAT. JUNE 24, 2016
Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom put on an amazing show with poets Norma Pascusz, James Trotter and RJ Wright.