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Poetry Events in NYC This Month - February 2018

February 10, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Interested in hearing some of the city's best spoken word? How about attending a poetry slam in Manhattan? New York City has a slew of poetry events happening every month, and City Guide's calendar is your personal guide to it all. From Poets House to the Nuyorican Poets Caf? to the Bowery Poetry Club, don't miss out on any of it!

Poetry of Witness: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

Discussion, Generative Writing, Workshop: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins This workshop will meet the following Sundays: February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Michael Collins The goal of this class will be to explore the craft of poetry, specifically in one of its many essential roles, bearing witness -- either by recording direct experience or through acts of compassionate imagination. I don't think I need to explain to anyone why this particular approach to poetic craft is important in our current social and political situations. In times such as these, we need more empathy for those who are "different" -- apparently, anyway -- in one way or another, from "us." We need more poets for this movement! Therefore, this class will aim to welcome newer poets with accessible lessons, invite those who have gotten out of the practice of writing to return to a writing community, and help all participants who value diverse perspectives to hone their visions into poems. Sessions will include discussion of model poems and related generative writing and guided exercises, and work... (read more)

Bowery Poetry Workshop Showcase - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

Join us for an afternoon reading showcasing the incredible work of students and instructors who participated in the Winter 2018 season of Bowery Poetry's workshop series! Doors at 3:15pm. Suggested Pricing: $8 in advance / $10 at the door Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3014388

Triangle Quarterly: Karasick, Nurkse, gaines - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

Please join us for the next reading of Triangle Quarterly--a series dedicated to exploring diverse styles and genres of poetry, curated and hosted by Anton Yakovlev. Each reading features 3 poets writing in distinctly different modes. After the readings the 3 poets assemble onstage for a Q&A and a discussion where they react to each other's work! The readers for the evening are: Adeena Karasick, D. Nurkse, reg e gaines. Adeena Karasick is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of seven books of poetry and poetics. Most recent is Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014). She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, is co-founding Artistic Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat, 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The "Adeena Karasick Archive" has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University. D. Nurkse is the author of el... (read more)

PoetNY Open Mic ft Alain Ginsberg - Bowery Poetry Club
February 11, 2018 - New York

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger. Feature poet: Pressman Pressman Signups and doors at 8pm. 20, 3-minute slots, first come, first served. First ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2734821 Join the PoetNY OpenMic community on IG @poetny & Twitter @poetinnewyork

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 12, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Bowery Slam - Bowery Poetry Club
February 12, 2018 - New York

The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229

Latin Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: the Bronx ConexióN - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 13, 2018 - New York

The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it's own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band. Admission: $10 general admission/$7 with Student ID at the door/$25 two tickets plus two drinks

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 14, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 16, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Friday Night Poetry Slam Semi Finals Hosted By Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
February 16, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $15 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $28 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 17, 2018 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Poetry of Witness: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins - Bowery Poetry Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

Discussion, Generative Writing, Workshop: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins This workshop will meet the following Sundays: February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Michael Collins The goal of this class will be to explore the craft of poetry, specifically in one of its many essential roles, bearing witness -- either by recording direct experience or through acts of compassionate imagination. I don't think I need to explain to anyone why this particular approach to poetic craft is important in our current social and political situations. In times such as these, we need more empathy for those who are "different" -- apparently, anyway -- in one way or another, from "us." We need more poets for this movement! Therefore, this class will aim to welcome newer poets with accessible lessons, invite those who have gotten out of the practice of writing to return to a writing community, and help all participants who value diverse perspectives to hone their visions into poems. Sessions will include discussion of model poems and related generative writing and guided exercises, and work... (read more)

PoetNY Open Mic - Bowery Poetry Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger. Feature poet: Pressman Pressman Signups and doors at 8pm. 20, 3-minute slots, first come, first served. First ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's YouTube Channel. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2734821 Join the PoetNY OpenMic community on IG @poetny & Twitter @poetinnewyork

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 19, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Bowery Slam - Bowery Poetry Club
February 19, 2018 - New York

The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 21, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 23, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Kraal Charles Media Presents Verses - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 24, 2018 - New York

... the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by the Audaciously winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis. Every last Saturday of the month! #?kraalcharlesmedia? ?#?VERSES? ? Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm. Tickets $10 at the door!

Poetry of Witness: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins - Bowery Poetry Club
February 25, 2018 - New York

Discussion, Generative Writing, Workshop: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins This workshop will meet the following Sundays: February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Michael Collins The goal of this class will be to explore the craft of poetry, specifically in one of its many essential roles, bearing witness -- either by recording direct experience or through acts of compassionate imagination. I don't think I need to explain to anyone why this particular approach to poetic craft is important in our current social and political situations. In times such as these, we need more empathy for those who are "different" -- apparently, anyway -- in one way or another, from "us." We need more poets for this movement! Therefore, this class will aim to welcome newer poets with accessible lessons, invite those who have gotten out of the practice of writing to return to a writing community, and help all participants who value diverse perspectives to hone their visions into poems. Sessions will include discussion of model poems and related generative writing and guided exercises, and work... (read more)

Page Meets Stage - Jason Reynolds & Mahogany Browne - Bowery Poetry Club
February 25, 2018 - New York

An award-winning YA novelist and National Book Award finalist meets one of the greatest performance poets of a generation! Hosted by April Ranger. "Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam." We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists. Doors open at 5:45 pm $10 online / $15 at the door Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-reynolds-mahogany-l-browne-tickets-37369435989

PoetNY Open Mic ft Emily Eastman - Bowery Poetry Club
February 25, 2018 - New York

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Mason Granger. Feature poet: Emily Eastman Signups and doors at 8pm. 20, 3-minute slots, first come, first served. First ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry's Facebook page. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2734821 Join the PoetNY OpenMic community on IG @poetny & Twitter @poetinnewyork

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 26, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Bowery Slam - Bowery Poetry Club
February 26, 2018 - New York

The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served. $10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $8 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 28, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 02, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Jazzy Thespians Night - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 03, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT (Actors & Directors from B'way, Off-Broadway and Film singing Jazzy tunes) Followed by Open Mic Jazz Jam & Complimentary Banana Pudding! Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 @ 9:30 pm $15

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
March 03, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists Tai Allen & Ras Chemash Lamed With: Marcus Persiani (piano), Bryce Sebastien, (bass), Napoleo Revels-Bey (drums) Followed by Jazz Jam and Open Mic Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:30pm - $15

Poetry of Witness: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins - Bowery Poetry Club
March 04, 2018 - New York

Discussion, Generative Writing, Workshop: 5-week poetry workshop w/ Michael Collins This workshop will meet the following Sundays: February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 18 TIME/LOCATION: 12 PM – 2 PM at Bowery Poetry located at 308 Bowery INSTRUCTOR: Michael Collins The goal of this class will be to explore the craft of poetry, specifically in one of its many essential roles, bearing witness -- either by recording direct experience or through acts of compassionate imagination. I don't think I need to explain to anyone why this particular approach to poetic craft is important in our current social and political situations. In times such as these, we need more empathy for those who are "different" -- apparently, anyway -- in one way or another, from "us." We need more poets for this movement! Therefore, this class will aim to welcome newer poets with accessible lessons, invite those who have gotten out of the practice of writing to return to a writing community, and help all participants who value diverse perspectives to hone their visions into poems. Sessions will include discussion of model poems and related generative writing and guided exercises, and work... (read more)

Why There Are Words - Bowery Poetry Club
March 04, 2018 - New York

Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below: Claudia Cortese is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her debut book, Wasp Queen, was recently published by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared in Blackbird, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast Online, and The Offing, among others, and she writes reviews for Muzzle Magazine. The daughter of Neapolitan immigrants, Cortese grew up in Ohio and lives in New Jersey. Visit claudia-cortese.com. Helen Fremont's memoir After Long Silence, published by Delacorte in 1999, was a National Bestseller, and led to her discovery of family members she had never known existed. Her works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The O. Henry Awards, Ploughshares, and The Harvard Review. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, she was a teaching Fellow at Bread Loaf in 1999, and a teaching Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute in 2001. From 1999 to 2008 she was a Scholar in the Women's Studies Research Center Scholars Program a... (read more)

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 05, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 06, 2018 - New York

All That! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 07, 2018 - New York

"ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage. Showcase: Keith "Wildchild" Middletown performing songs from his new release "Transitions" with special guests Hydra. ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud. ID"

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 09, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 12, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

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