"Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam." We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists. Hosted by Steven Willis.
t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in No, Dear, The African American Review, Gulf Coast, Vinyl, Muzzle, RHINO, Poetry and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. In 2012 and 2013, she completed two multi-city tours as a part of a queer women of color literary salon, The Revival. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire’s inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee. She is currently a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow and the Poetry Project’s 2016 Emerge-Surface-Be Poetry fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, “how to get over” is available from Red Hen Press. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn, but hangs out digitally at: shesaidword.com
A 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Poetry Fellow, PATRICK ROSAL is the author of four full-length poetry collections. His newest book, Brooklyn Antediluvian (2016), was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry. Previously, Boneshepherds (2011) was named a small press highlight by the National Book Critics Circle and a notable book by the Academy of American Poets. He is also the author of My American Kundiman (2006), and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (2003). His collections have also been honored with the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, Global Filipino Literary Award and the Asian American Writers Workshop Members' Choice Award. He was a Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and is a current Lucas Arts Fellow. He is co-founding editor of Some Call It Ballin’, a literary sports magazine.
Doors open at 5:45 pm $10 online / $15 at the door Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tai-freedom-ford-patrick-rosal-tickets-35324468436?ref=wphero