We are writers who host cozy poetry readings in our home.

Lew Klatt reads to audience in house

Every few months we gather to listen to poetry, enjoy drinks and snacks, and chat about writing and poems.

Our Readers

We welcome readers from around the Grand Rapids area – and beyond. Want to read in our series? We’d love to hear from you.

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March 10: BYFP Poetry Reading!

After a three-year hiatus (yes, really. Three years!) Yellow Chair Poetry returns to our living room on Friday, March 10. We are extremely excited to have people and live poetry in our house again. To celebrate, we will be hosting a BYFP (Bring Your Favorite Poem) night. Bring a poem with you to read aloud…

(Postponed) March 27 reading: Susanna Childress and Marci Rae Johnson

Postponed until it’s prudent to gather again. For one virtual source of poetry, we recommend the Poetry Unbound podcast—brief, beautiful poems read and unpacked by the Irish poet and peace-organizer Pádraig Ó Tuama. We’re pleased to welcome two Michigan writers to our living room for the March edition of our poetry series. Join us on…

February 28 inaugural reading: L.S. Klatt and Mark Hiskes

We’re pleased to welcome two West Michigan writers to our living room for the first in our series. Join us on February 28 to hear from fellow Eastown resident Lew Klatt and Holland poet (and Jon’s uncle!) Mark Hiskes. We’ll gather in Jon & Hannah’s living room at 7:30 p.m. for drinks, snacks, and poetry.…

Yellow Chair Poetry

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We gather on the fourth Friday of the month. Bring your love of poetry and a drink or snack to share. For location and upcoming event details, please contact us.