24th Year of Inspiring Words and Music

Past Performers

The Arts Café

Honor List

Poets Who Have Read at The Arts Café


The poets and writers we have presented have included Poets Laureate of the United States and winners of virtually every important literary prize, including the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and MacArthur "Genius" Prize.

Ada Limon
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Amy Bloom
Aracelis Girmay
Betty Medsger
Billy Collins
Brian Turner
C.D. Wright
C.K. Williams
C.S.E. Cooney
Carla Panciera
Charles Simic
Chivas Sandage
Cleopatra Mathis
Coleman Barks
Daniel Donaghy
Dick Allen
Donald Hall
Eammon Grennan
Edward Hirsch
Edwina Trentham
Ekiwah Adler-Belendez
Ellen Bryant Voigt
Frank Bidart
Gerald Stern
Gray Jacobik
J.D. McClatchy
Jeffrey Harrison
Jill Bialosky
Jorie Graham

Joy Harjo
Kate Rushin
Katha Pollitt
Lee Stringer
Lisa Starr
Major Jackson
Margaret Gibson
Marie Howe
Marilyn Nelson
Mark Doty
Nick Flynn
Norah Pollard
Patricia Smith
Philip Levine
Philip Schultz
Rennie McQuilkin
Sharon Olds
Stephen Burt
Stephen Dobyns
Stephen Dunn
Sue Ellen Thompson
Taylor Mali
Thomas Lux
Tim Seibles
Tony Hoagland
Tracy K. Smith
Vijay Seshadri
Wally Lamb
Xue Di

The Arts Café believes strongly in supporting recently established and emerging writers, poets, and musicians. If you are interested in reading or performing at The Arts Café, please contact Christie Max Williams at allynsally@sbcglobal.net or 860-912-2444.