The Poet in New York - Old School SLAM

Mon, 24 March 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 Ian Axness 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.

IAN AXNESS ( is a collaborative piano player, based in Brooklyn, containing multitudes, including (but not limited to) the Dramatic, the Improvised, the Semi-Improvised, the Feel-Good, the Classical, the Sight-read, the Great American Songbook, the Deconstructed and Reimagined, the Hastily Rehearsed, and the Tasteful Underscore.