THE SCENE is a movement, encapsulated in a zine. We are a beat-on-the-street monthly periodical highlighting and connecting the vibrant but independent poetry “SCENES” on Long Island, from the Bridges to the Forks. Our mission is simple, to bring greater awareness to the living, breathing organism that is Long Island Poetry. We seek to provide a hyperlocal assessment of active art by featuring a different open mic SCENE each month, and giving the poets on the frontlines of community engagement, those already on those mics, a larger audience. We believe art is ever growing, changing, evolving; that the next great wave in poetry is already happening, out there, now, on THE SCENE. And the only way to witness it is to get on THE SCENE yourself. So we’re bringing THE SCENE to you!
A running compendium of local mics on Long Island
(Including Brooklyn & Queens).
Stories & Interviews with local open mic MCs.