Open mic nights in Springfield come and go. Some have more of a jam-band feel, others may cater to singer-songwriters, the list goes on. Expressions in the Dark brings an urban vibe, and a major focus is poetry. I recently visited one of the events, held monthly at the Homespun Republic in the Vinegar Hill Mall .
I spoke with Kimberly Moore, Leroy Newborn, and recorded a poem written and read by Carmen Shears. You can listen to the piece here: