The Improbable Places Poetry Tour is a reading and performance series created by Beverly resident, poet, and Director of Montserrat’s Writing Studio, Colleen Michaels. The goal is to bring together area businesses, new and established poets, and enthusiastic listeners to celebrate the power of poetry and community. For each reading, a venue is selected (a bike shop, a Laundromat, tattoo parlor, or power plant, for example) and a theme will be developed. The location, theme, and call for work is announced to the community. We select a group of poems (one poet/one poem) to tell the story of the venue; we all get together for an evening reading that is free and open to the public. The Improbable Places Poetry Tour provides serious writers with fun venues, puts commerce in a new context, and helps community find poetry in the everyday.