September 2017 –
Please support these outstanding portals for expression
Friday, Sep 22 – 6:00PM
Hosted by Bernard Block
FROM WHITMAN TO GINSBERG:
POEMS THAT CHALLENGE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM Bernard Block, host
Erica Mapp; Barbara Newsome; Peter Blaxill; Anthony Moscini
The poet and Bensonhurst native Bernard Block presents the thirteenth edition of “From Whitman to Ginsberg: Poems That Challenged Conventional Wisdom,” a politically engaged poetry series with roots at the Bowery Poetry Club. Conceived, in 2012, to celebrate the subversive works of such firebrand poets as Blake, Dickinson, Yeats, and Auden, the series invites authors to share writing that shouts up to established systems and speaks out to disillusioned audiences. Guests this week include the poets Barbara Newsome, Robert Gibbons, and Dave Johnson, as well as the composer and satirical essayist Terry Batts.
The 18th Edition of this “politically engaged” Poetry Series–not polemics,
not diatribes but Poetry “from the people, for the people,” as Whitman stated.
$10.00 includes a drink
“Silver Tongued Devils
Three of Cups Lounge
Hosted by Phillip Giambri (Aka the Ancient Mariner)
6:00pm – Open Mic signup
Curtain up at 6:30pm sharp and runs to 9:30pm
21 and over only
Please arrive early so we can start promptly at 6:30pm
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Eve Brandstein creates television, film and theater as a writer, producer and director. She is also an artist, author, poet, therapist, journalist and teacher. Her poetry appears in national publications including Blasts, Venice Magazine, Sparring with Beatnik Poets, On The Bus as well as The Hollywood Review, an anthology of LA poets, which she published with the esteemed poet Michael Lally. She also has10 chap books and is the author of “The Actor – A Practical Guide To A Professional Career.” Eve is the producer of the celebrated reading series – Poetry In Motion since 1988 in Los Angeles at the literary center Beyond Baroque and New York with recent shows at The Cutting Room and The Gotham Comedy Club. www.Evebrandsteinproductions.com (310) 499-4111
Jean Le Bec was born and bred in Brooklyn and has been listening and telling stories all her life. Moth Story Slam Champion, featured on Risk (live and podcast), NYS Exchange, Yums The Word, Take Two, 2 Truths and A Lie, Bady House Concert Series, City Stories, Tell It Brooklyn, Look Who’s Talking, Surprise Stories, Story Collider, Governor’s Island, Tall Tales in The Big City 99.5 FM, WordUp, Singling Episode 18 First Kisses.
Jennifer Juneau‘s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Fiction, the MillioWriters Award, a Sundress Best of the Net award and has been published in many journals including the American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Evergreen Review, Pank Magazine, Seattle Review and Verse Daily. She has lived abroad in Switzerland for almost two decades where she wrote a poetry collection, which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, a novel and a short fiction collection. She is currently writing a second collection of stories
John S. Hall is a poet/spoken word artist and singer. He has recorded two solo CDs and ten with various incarnations of his band King Missile. An album of new material with another group, Unusual Squirrel, was released in February 2017. John has a third active group, Sensation Play (a somewhat silly, sex/male submission-themed group), debuted in December 2016. He has appeared on Def Poetry Jam (HBO), The United States of Poetry (PBS) and Beavis and Butthead (MTV). He is the author of a collection of poetry Jesus Was Way Cool and a self-help parody Daily Negations, both on Soft Skull Press. He was on the board of directors of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church from 2005-2016 and served as its president from 2014-2016. He lives in New York City. Recent writing: http://johnshall.blogspot.com/ Recent music: https://unusualsquirrel.bandcamp.com/releases Info: www.kingmissile.com
Associate Producer: Anthony Murphy
For information, contact:
The Jazz Loft
Museum in Stony Brook, New York
Address: 275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Phone: (631) 751-1895
If it’s Sunday and it’s poetry in New York City, it must be the Parkside.
Hosted by Thomas Lawton & George Wallace.
Open mic, 2 drink minimum (alc/non), $2 donation
Great Weather for Media Spoken Word Sundays, takes place every week from 4-6pm at the back room of The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002 (bet. Clinton & Attorney). Directions: F train 2nd Ave and walk east 3 blocks. Great stage, great sound, and an amazing retro decor. What’s not to love? It’s free, but we encourage you to buy drinks with the wonderful waitresses,
Great Weather presents spoken word Sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Plus an excellent open mic
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@THE PLAYER’S THEATER
Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre, (Player’s Theatre)
115 McDougal St., 3rd Floor, West Village, NYC
5:30 pm!! SIGN UP
Hosted by DJ VIV
FREDERICK TODD SMITH and “JOANNA AND THE CHANGE”, the amazing storyteller, writer, singer and poet/playwright
NIKKI CHAWLA, Teacher/Comic /Actress/Writer and all around funny Superwoman!!!
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@ THE PLAYER’S THEATRE’S
Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre, (Player’s Theatre)
115 McDougal St., 3rd Floor, West Village, NYC
BRING DRUMS, GUITARS, IF YOU WANT TO PLAY!!! WE HAVE A KEYBOARD!!
WE HAVE A PIANO!! POETS, SINGERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, COMICS, SINGER/SONGWRITERS
SHARE YOUR POETRY & SONGS & SPOKEN WORD& PERFORMANCE ART & EDGY COMEDY
NO COVER/NO MINIMUM
Poets/Musicians/Actors Performance Artists/Comics
An Open Mike for the OPEN MIND!!
DJ VIV PLAYS MUSIC TO MAKE YOU SWEAT!!!!
SO MUCH TO WRITE AND SING ABOUT!! SO MUCH TO RANT AND RAP ABOUT!! BRING YOUR WORDS AND MUSIC… BRING YOUR DANCE AND TAKE A CHANCE!!! GRAB THE MICROPHONE AND SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR YOUR POETRY OR SPOKEN WORD… DON’T HIDE!! DON’T BE SILENT!!! LOUD AND PROUD!!! WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!! WE HAVE THE LIGHTS AND MIC…A SOUND PROOF THEATER AND THE FREEDOM TO UNLEASH THE RAW AND REAL !! FROM MILD TO WILD WHATEVER YOUR STYLE!!
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street
R to Court Street
4 or to 5 Borough Hall
For more directions:
Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Now In Our 20th Year!
Hosted by Su Polo-
Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike meets Every Monday Night!
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths. Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike
at Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC
Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place… Train: 6NRQL to 14th Street Union Square
• Saturn Series Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
Every Monday Poetry Open Mike NYC, now in its 20th year.
Starts at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Sign up at 7:45.
Open Mic plus 2 features. Open mike surrounds features and have a 5 minute slot
$3. donation requested plus a food/beverage purchase to support this great venue.
Celebrating 21 years of Poetry Every Monday Night
Great Weather for Media
Great Weather for Media Spoken Word Sundays, takes place every week from 4-6pm at the back room of The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002 (bet. Clinton & Attorney). Directions: F train 2nd Ave and walk east 3 blocks. Great stage, great sound, and an amazing retro decor. What’s not to love? It’s free, but we encourage you to buy drinks at the bar.
Some additional essential links-
Howard Thompson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thompson_%28film_critic%29 (details included below)
THE COAL YARD Corner of 1st Avenue & 6st. East Village NYC .The official Rubber Eden Bar is one that my Kid’s GF picked out for me on the lower east side one Fall. Must to check out the Coal Yard. No sound system (only a old juke box) nice and dark, circular bar stocked with regulars, ill-regulars, beats, punks, hippies, left-overs, reheated souls and characters galore and aglow. Friendly bartenders, cheap beer (yea they have 3 buck High Life) and a killer court yard out back (as displayed here) to have a butt and talk in. Here’s a link for more info
Howard Thompson’s radio tour-de-force program entitled Pure on WPKN 89.5 FM from Bridgeport, Connecticut can be heard the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1-4pm. Not in Tri-State terrestrial broadcast area of Long Island/Conn/Mass ? Not to worry you can stream this excellent eclectic free-for all. Just no telling what you’ll hear from Howard’s incredibility voluminous encyclopedic discography, but always the very best of the best across the broad spectrum of expression from Rock n Roll to the aural sonic world beyond. Perfect way to kick off the weekend. Essential links below:
Miss a past program ? (there all very diverse & worthwhile)
More background of the hosts extensive history in the music biz
And addition is own internet radio station is highly recommend as well
We bring the familiar and strange to the open and curious. The web-site features exclusive photos, video and some original stories. There, you ‘ll also find the week’s Top 20, the NoFoSo Album The Week, Legend Of The Month and the previous week, listener faves find it at http://northforksound.com and feel free to comment there or send an email to North Fork Sound On the Web: North Fork Sound North Fork Sound
All of my work is available at number of any number of on-line venues (just Google) However you can skip the middle men and deal w/ me directly. Faster and I’ll cut you a better deal. Previously released editions of the books/Cds, etc. are for sale directly through this website. Simply use the contact button (on the home page) to make inquiry. I can cut a better deal than the outside vendors. (Pay-Pal, money orders, cash, barter) And I’m not going to apologize for the shameless self-promotion here….yeah I know it’s all such small potatoes, but GD it those are my potatoes. So deep fry, bake or mash it, but put some starch in the Arts…. you cheap SOB