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April 2018 Coming to a College near you-

As it turns out ? You can’t keep the Ancient Mariner down or out- Coming to WNY in April-

The 5 Ws  on 4/27 State College at Fredonia  What- (title of the reading)   Rimes of the Ancient Marinerthe Fredonia verses Where– McEwen Hall room 201 When– Friday April 27th  5 PM Who– Phillip Giambri  & Linda Kleinbub Why–  This event is a rare opportunity for the college and the community to hear some of the vibrant voices from Queens to the Lower East Side of  NYC. More details to follow-

Phillip Giambri aka “The Ancient Mariner”

Phillip Giambri has lived in the East Village since 1970. He’s seen a lot.  That’s what he writes.

His 2016 book “Confessions of a Repeat Offender” is a compilation of his performance stories and poems.  His 2017 chap book Love Borne in Retrograde is a collection of love poems and erotica. His work has appeared in From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the, American Dream (Unbearables Anthology 2017) Eternal Snow:  A Worldwide Anthology of 100 Poets with Yuyutsu Sharma, Home Planet News (Issues #2 and #5), Artists in the Kitchen, “Walt’s Corner” in The Long Islander, Silver Birch Press, and the prestigious Revista de traduceri literare” (Review of Literary Translations) no. 5 (Bucharest, Romania).  Phillip was featured in a 2016 New York Times interview and in 2017 on WBAI’s “Talk Back” FM radio with Corey Kilgannon.  He’s featured at the historic Club A in Bucharest, Romania.

He had produced and hosted a popular monthly spoken word/poetry event, Rimes of The Ancient Mariner, now in its fifth year which runs just concluded. Special collaborative events with other artist/performers; Barflies & Broken Angels, What the Hell Is Love?, The Losers Club, and Are You Dangerous.

Linda Kleinbub is a poet, journalist and painter, a native New Yorker, lifelong resident of Queens. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the New School and her MLIS degree from Queens College CUNY.  She is co-founder of Pen Pal Poets and a mentor and committee member of Girls Write Now, an organization that works with at-risk high school girls who are interested in writing. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, The Best American Poetry Blog, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, First Literary Review East, and many anthologies. Check out her Google Plus page at for examples of Linda’s art and writing.




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NBS MALAY, Spoken Word Goddess


JOHN HOLLAND, A powerful Singer/Songwriter

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New York, NYC 

New Work Bernard Block- Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Bernard Block was born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and attended Cornell University and Brooklyn College. He hitch-hiked to California in 1965 and lived in the Haight-Ashbury through 1967 where he gave poetry readings at the I and Thou Coffee Shop, North Beach coffee houses and Golden Gate Park. He returned to NYC and studied with the poet Colette Inez in the mid ’70’s. He earned his living as a caseworker with the Bureau of Child Welfare in New York City (he is now retired). Bernard has read at all the major spoken-word venues in NYC. He has presented his poetry in venues in Philadelphia, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC. In August, 2014 he was invited to feature in Laugharne, South Wales in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Bernard curates and hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg” at Cornelia St. Café. There have been 18 editions of this Series; the most recent was presented on September 22, 2017. All 18 editions were videotaped and can be accessed on his YouTube Channel. He has had 38 poems published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal Levure Littéraire #8, #9 and #12 (Editors: Rodica Draghincescu; Erika Dagnino). Five of Bernard’s poems appear in the French/English literary journal Recours au Poème (Editor: Marilyne Bertoncini) with French translation by Elizabeth Brunazzi. In an article in this journal regarding the NYC poetry scene, Ms. Brunazzi devotes a significant discussion to Bernard’s poetry and his organizing role on that scene. Bernard Block’s book of poetry “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” has been released by Dark Light Publishing. It is available on Amazon and from the author:



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




Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Your host- Patrica Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant

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


Contribution $5






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-

Carol Vossler Bluseed Studios
Dan Berggren
Patricia Carragon

 Howard Thompson        (details included below)


June 13 2012 024 CL Pick hitTHE 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


Essential Radio

Howard Thompson

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

For Your listening pleasure Please listen to and support Howard Thompson’s internet radio station Tune in at


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