by Chris Bodor

Poetry is alive in the Nation’s Oldest City. After 12 months of insolation on Zoom, the Ancient City Poets are migrating back to in-person poetry gatherings on Sunday, May 30th, in downtown St. Augustine. A sign-up sheet will be available on the day of the reading at 2:30 p.m., and the facilitator will start calling up the first 15 people at 3:00 pm. Each reader gets five minutes. For info on the location of the reading, please go to the group’s website:


The group will also conduct a special event on Monday, May 10th at noon. The hour-long program is entitled “Songs and Poems of St. Augustine with the Ancient City Poets and Sam Pacetti.” This will mark the second year that the group is participating in the Romanza Festival, a 15-day event that will feature live events throughout Saint Augustine. The lunchtime program features poems by Chris Bodor, Robert Waldner, and Kimmy Van Kooten, salt and peppered with stories and songs by guitarist Sam Pacetti. This free event will be held at Ancient CIty Baptist, located at 27 Sevilla St.