The Poet in New York

Mon, 17 March 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


Ft. Poet Josh Lefkowitz, Julie Ezelle Patton, and Musical Guest Glittered and Mauled, and Adam Brown from the cast of Once on Broadway.

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JOSH LEFKOWITZ is a graduate from the University of Michigan, where he received the Hopwood Award for Poetry. His poems have been published in Court Green, Conduit, The Hairpin, and Open Letters Monthly, among others. He has performed two autobiographical monologues in theaters across the country. Additionally, Josh has recorded humorous essays for NPR's All Things Considered and for BBC's Americana. He received a Young Artist grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an Associate Artist appointment from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the 2013 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Prize.

JULIE PATTON is the author of Using Blue To Get Black, Notes for Some (Nominally) Awake, and A Garden Per Verse (or What Else do You Expect from Dirt?) . Julie’s work has appeared in ((eco (lang)(uage(reader)), Critiphoria, and nocturnes. Julie has taught at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Naropa, Teachers & Writers Collaborative and Schule fur Dichtung (Vienna, Austria). She lives in the “East Pillage” of New York City and periodically frequents Detroit with guitarist Paul Van Curen for music, activism and a new New York.

GLITTERED AND MAULED (, is both cheeky and macabre, and has a sound that has been described as dark, ferocious, heartfelt, and swelling. Glittered and Mauled is comprised primarily of two best friends, Tova Katz and Rose Emily Quinn, but is often accompanied by various rascals around Brooklyn. They've played dozens of shows raging from the gutters of the Gowanus to the Brooklyn and Manhattan stages.