Dan Poets

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The Dan Poets is one of Melbourne's longest running poetry gigs and open mics in the city, currently running each Saturday afternoon from 2pm at The Dan O'Connell Hotel in Carlton. It's convened by the Dan Poets Collective consisting of Libby Charlton, Steve Smart, Anne Bowman, and Norman Jensen.

It has been hosted weekly since January 1st, 1994, and includes a feature poet, who reads for half an hour, usually split into two 15 minute sets, and there is quite an extensive open mic that fills up the event until after 5pm. Many regular faces of Melbourne poetry scene feature there as well as a range of interstate guests.