The Poet in New York - Old School SLAM

Mon, 24 February 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Bob Holman hosts a SLAM in the original, old-school style he made famous at the Nuyorican in the '90s. Bring a poem and come SLAM with the best, or come see the all-in, street-wise, format that made poetry relevant again!

"New, New York Poetry" – OPEN MIC SLAM + Musical Accompaniment by Concetta Abbate make for a wild window into New York's many poetic voices and scenes.

The Poet in New York is every Monday at 9pm. Bob Holman Hosts once a month! $10 admission.

BOB HOLMAN ( is the Founder of Bowery Arts+Science; in 2001 he founded the Bowery Poetry Club, where much of the organization's programming occurs. Dubbed "Ringmaster of the Spoken Word" (NY Daily News), "Poetry Czar" (Village Voice), and "Dean of the Scene" (Seventeen Magazine), he has published sixteen works of poetry, most recently Sing This One Back To Me (Coffee House Press) and A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, a collaboration with Chuck Close. He is currently working on two Endangered Language Projects: Khonsay: A Poem of Many Tongues, with each line from a different endangered or minority tongue; and "Language Matters with Bob Holman," a two-hour special on Endangered Languages for PBS produced by David Grubin.

CONCETTTA ABBATE ( is a New York City-based violinist/violist/vocalist and songwriter. As the daughter of violinist Darlene Abbate and electric bass player Anthony Abbate of the 70’s disco band Positive Proof, Concetta was exposed to diverse musical genres from a young age. Described as "badass violinist" by Garret Bryant (HINGED Journal of Converging Arts), she is most known for her work in her duo project with guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brainplan Records 2013), her Latin fusion band Inti and the Moon (Music Under New York), The Mike Horn Project, and her work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press 2013). Collaborators include Daniel Carter, Susan Alcorn, Jessica Pavone, Gian Luigi Diana, Felipe Staiti, Tokyo Black and Kevin Read.