Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, I heard a Negro play. Down on Lenox Avenue the other night By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light He did a lazy sway . . . He did a lazy sway . . . To the tune o' those Weary Blues. With his ebony hands on each ivory
Continuing his support of New York's rich literary tradition, Governor Cuomo appointed Marie Howe as the state poet laureate on August 29, 2012. Throughout her two-year term, the poet laureate promotes and encourages poetry writing throughout New York by giving public readings and talks within the state.
Sep 11 2015
Please come to a staged reading of “I Married the Ice-Pick Killer” at the Howl Happening Gallery, 5 East 1st St., NYC (Between Bowery & Second Ave.)
A new play by acclaimed poet, novelist, and essayist, Carol Muske-Dukes
Writers Block reaffirms Howl! Arts and Howl! Happening’s commitment to showcasing the vision of contemporary writers, performers, and artists. The festival also serves to support Howl! HELP’s mission to provide emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Actors Fund. For information: howlarts.org.
BENEFIT TICKET PRICES:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2105772 $8 In Advance (for all plays in the festival) / $10 At Door / $50 Festival Pass available at Howl! Happening
***100% of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Actors Fund
5 East 1st St.10003 New York, New York
(Between Bowery & Second Ave.)
Sep 11 2015
JACKIE WANG, CHRISTOPHER NEALON AND JACKQUELINE FROST
126a Front St (Between Jay St and Adams St)11201 Brooklyn, New York
Sep 17 2015
On Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM, Madison Square Park Conservancy will host Poetry Under Fata Morgana, a free, public poetry event showcasing leading voices in spoken word poetry and performance, organized by artist Teresita Fernández and poet Emanuel Xavier. Poetry Under Fata Morgana is conceived to take place under the golden canopies of Fernández’s Fata Morgana, the artist’s shimmering outdoor exhibition currently on view in Madison Square Park. Invited poets include Emanuel Xavier, Sandra María Esteves, Bonafide Rojas, Machete Movement, and True. The program coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2015) and situates a broad range of Latino experience and literary production within the context of contemporary American poetry.
With both Fata Morgana and Poetry Under Fata Morgana, Fernández wishes to increase visibility of Latino communities in New York City by amplifying the rich diversity and complexity of what it means to be “Latino” as an important aspect of American culture. Fernández emphasizes Fata Morgana’s unique platform as a democratic public space used for communal gathering, contemplation, and free expression. With these collaborative programs, Fernández hopes to expand our assumptions about who exactly constitutes “the public,” the makeup of which is as mutable and fluid as the reflections captured by her sculpture.
Sandra María Esteves
Poetry Under Fata Morgana
This event is free and open to the public.
6:00PM – Program begins
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23rd Street and Madison Avenue10010 New York, New York
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To Mary Jo Salter
Beyond the ice-bound stones and bucking trees, past bewildered Mary, the Meer in snow, two skating rinks and two black crooked paths are a battered pair of reading glasses scratched by the skater's multiplying math. Beset, I play this game of tic-tac-toe. Divide, subtract. Who can
In the wild soft summer darkness How many and many a night we two together Sat in the park and watched the Hudson Wearing her lights like golden spangles Glinting on black satin. The rail along the curving pathway Was low in a happy place to let us cross, And down the hill a tree that dripped with bloom