Showing posts from September, 2009

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival

Jackson Heights has a poetry festival? Yeah, it was news to me too. Ripped from the site, here's some info:

Jackson Heights Poetry Festival FIRST TUESDAYS Open Mic

The Jackson Heights Poetry Festival presents :


The JHPF Monthly Open Mic held at Terraza 7 Train Café on the first Tuesday of every month!

First Tuesdays is a Poetry Reading series open to the NYC community.

Do you have poetry to share? Do you love hearing great poetry?
We meet every first Tuesday of the month at Terraza Cafe in Jackson Heights, Queens. All ages and levels, from beginner to published, are welcome to read!

There will be a different feature poet each month!
For more information on the feature poet, please check out

Sign up at 7pm, reading starts at 7:30pm.

For those who think they have to venture into the city for ART, CULTURE, POETRY, LIFE, guess again. Show up! Read! Take pics and send them to us! THEN SUBMIT!

Check out the JHPF website at

Carolyn Forche

Thursday, October 1, 2009 @7:30PM Carolyn Forche
Selected poems from among her work
Faculty Dinning Room – Solarium Hunter College West Building – 8th Floor
Please email: to get a seat. This event is open to non-cuny students so it will be jam packed.
I've only read "The Country Between Us" but Forche is fantastic. Shot out to Chang for introduction to this one too. Read the basics:
Link up with me and the olivetree crew for a group sit together:olivetreereviewpoetry (at) gmail.comrebecca k.

This Saturday : 9/26/09

Hello all! So the Poets House is throwing a big doozy this weekend! In past posts I have been a local going abouts informer, but have slacked through the summer. This seems really fantastic.

I am also on assignment to go (my professor for advanced poetry workshop, Ms. Meena Alexander, is reading). Also exciting - I've never seen Howe read.

Please come. It's free. It features Hunter College Faculty and we need more solidarity in the English Department!

here is the repost from

Poets House Grand Opening in Battery Park CityFeatured Poets:Meena Alexander, Charles Bernstein, Regie Cabico, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Kathleen Fraser, Kimiko Hahn, Michael Heller, Marie Howe, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, Marie Ponsot, Patricia Smith, Quincy Troupe and others, plus poetry-inspired songs by Natalie MerchantSeptember 25, 2009, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. to September 26, 2009
Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.), New York, NYFree Please join us for a Housewarming Par…


Editors will announce their initial "get to know you" meetings soon. The first week of school is hectic so we aren't going to pour on an immediate date. We'll set the ball rolling soon.

Great new stuff:
- New people! I love new people!
- Jackets going up on the hooks
- Club fair is coming up
- Four issues on the table outside of the office for your taking!

I did summer reading. Let's bookswap! Also: If you're taking any English Classes that require lots of books, come by and ask if any of us have some of the titles. Chances are pretty good we'll have something. Bargain and swap!