JACKSON, Wyo. — Poets from Jackson Hole will gather Thursday to share their poetry and encourage others to step up to the mic and do the same.

The third installment of Teton Verse will take place at 5 p.m. on April 13 at the Jackson Hole Book Trader located in the Powderhorn Mall, 970 West Broadway, Jackson, Wyoming. The evening is co-hosted by Jackson Hole Writers and Jackson Hole Book Trader.

Similar to the first and second Teton Verses, held in 2020 and 2022, the event will include scheduled time for local poets and an open mic for guests to share their work.

In addition, three local poets will be given the stage to highlight their poetry collections: Susan Marsh, who published “This Earth Has Been Too Generous” through Finishing Line Press last year, Matt Daly, who released “Between Here and Home” through Unsolicited Press in 2019, and W. Travis Helms who released “Blowing Clove,” “Falling Rain” through Pickwick Publications in 2020. All special guest poets will be available throughout the evening to sign copies of their collections.

Those interested in reading their own poetry should contact Matt Daly to be added to the reading schedule. Readers should plan to read just one or two poems (three to five minutes) to allow plenty of space as possible for as many local poets to read.

Time is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who prefer reading or reciting via open mic, simply introduce yourself that evening. The event is free and open to the public.