An open mic poetry evening takes place every fortnight on a Monday in the Lizard Lounge an anglophone bar in the Marais. Most of the poetry is in English occassionally budding French poets have a go.
I never imagined that poetry could be so popular the place is always packed out. So packed in fact that David who runs the event has had to find a new and much larger venue to accommodate the crowds (a bar called the Ogre Plumé somewhere near Métro Parmentier from April onwards).
As in all open mic things the quality varies from excellent to less than good but it's always entertaining. Just in case you're wondering, no, I don't read I'm a mere listener.