Wednesday Night Poetry to feature poet, college professor

Texas poet and college professor Aimee Mackovic is this week's feature for Wednesday Night Poetry at Kollective Coffee+Tea, 110 Central Ave.

The regular open mic for all poets begins at 6:30 p.m. and Mackovic will perform at 7 p.m., followed by another open mic. Admission is free and open to all ages.

Mackovic, who currently lives in Austin, Texas, with a three-legged Chihuahua, holds a B.A. from Wake Forest and earned her M.F.A. at Spalding University. She is an English professor at Austin Community College.

According to a news release, she started writing poetry at the age of 12. "That year I gave my dad a really awful poem which he read at the table at Thanksgiving," said Mackovic. "Twelve-year-old Aimee was hooked. But now I'm mortified that I ever wrote it."

She likes to ground her poems in a sense of narrative reality with blood, sweat and tears. "But I also try to allow them to have fun, be daring, and imaginative," she added.

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Main Street Rag, Drunken Monkeys and Elephant Journal. She was also featured on the 2018 Valentine's Day podcast of "Writing On The Air," recorded in Austin. Published collections of her poetry include the chapbooks "A Sentenced Woman from Finishing Line Press," and her self-published "Potpourri and Dearly Beloved: The Prince Poems." A full-length collection of her work, "Love Junky," was released in October 2017 from Lit City Press. All of those books are available at http://www.amazon.com. She is currently working on a book of poems that highlight unknown stories from unknown, yet accomplished, women in history, called "Herstory."

In addition to writing poetry, Mackovic plays guitar and writes songs.

Email [email protected] for more information about Wednesday Night Poetry.

Entertainment on 05/29/2018

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