It Can't Happen Here

Sun, 04 June 2017 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

A poetry reading that will have you simmering like a tender volcano. Catch Andrei Codrescu, Catherine Bowman, and Bob Holman at Bowery Poetry, and get ready to be rocked.

Andrei Codrescu born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, emigrated to the U.S in 1966. His first poetry book, License to Carry a Gun, won the 1970 Big Table Poetry award. He founded Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Books & Ideas ( in 1983, taught literature and poetry at Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University where he was MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English. He received a Peabody Award for writing and starring in the film Road Scholar.

Catherine Bowman is the award-winning author of 1-8OO-HOT-RIBS, Rock Farm, Notarikon, The Plath Cabinet, and most recently Can I Finish, Please? She also edited Word of Mouth: Poems featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Paris Review, The LA Times and Best American Poetry among other journals. She lives on a farm and teaches literature, writing, and poetry at Indiana University.

Founder and artistic director of Bowery Poetry, Bob Holman doesn’t get to read his own work here very often. These days he's more likely working on an endangered language ballet in San Francisco with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, teaching "Exploding Text" at Princeton, or editing an anthology of poems about New York City in fifty different languages. Language Matters is streaming on PBS: Khonsay can be seen on its own website.

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