The release of Poets' America! An anthology that features alternative inaugural poets whose poetry investigates pervading social issues and challenges conventional thinking in contemporary America. This event will feature a panel, entitled "Gaining Perspective", in which these “Inaugural Poets” will have a conversion about where and when and how to approach the world with empathic "socio-poetic" perspectives. During this conversation, the audience will be encourage to ask questions and participate. Afterwards, three rounds of open mic performances--broken up by readings by the three panelists-- will run for a total 1 hour, the rules being 5 minutes per open-mic performer.