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Lucky Bean Poetry Night

May 8 • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Monday, May 8th at 6:30 pm for a poetry reading hosted by Lucky Bean Press, followed by an open mic.

This event is free to attend.

This month’s featured reader is Nikki Ummel!

Nikki Ummel is a queer writer, editor, and educator in New Orleans. Nikki has been published or has work forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Adroit Journal, The Georgia Review, and others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and twice awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award. She is the 2022 winner of the Leslie McGrath Poetry Prize. She has two chapbooks, Hush (Belle Point Press, 2022) and Bayou Sonata (NOLA DNA, 2023). You can find her on the web at www.nikkiummel.com.

Lucky Bean Poetry is a press and reading series in New Orleans, LA.

Lucky Bean Press publishes an ongoing chapbook series. Check out their previous publications here. They are always looking for submissions of original poetry and poetry in translation.

A monthly poetry series with featured reader(s) and open mic, (usually) on the 2nd or 3rd Monday of the month, is hosted at Blue Cypress Books on 8123 Oak Street.


May 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Blue Cypress Books
8123 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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Blue Cypress Books