About the Reading

The back room at the MugTwo Idiots Peddling Poetry is a weekly poetry reading held at the Ugly Mug Caffé in Orange, California on Wednesdays at 8 pm. The reading generally has one or two featured poets reading for 20-30 minutes each, plus an open mic.


The rules for the open reading are as follows:

1. The rule of inverse proportions: Open readers get to read 3 poems or 5 minutes (whichever comes first),  OR 5 poems or 3 minutes (whichever comes first).


2. Explore your Idiocy: Have fun! Take risks! Don't worry about what other people will think! Be respectful (but preferable irreverent)!


3. Don't blame the Ugly Mug, we're the Idiots running the reading: respect the venue, spend money, show your gratitude for the space being made available.


Bored and want to burn a couple extra brain cells?  Check out A Compleat History of the Reading (Abridged, naturally)!