The Poet in New York

Mon, 19 May 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


Featuring Poets Anton Yakovlev, Loren Kleinman, & Musical Guests Meetu Chilana, Samrat Chakrabarti, & Ranjit Arapurakal

A night of the best Featured Poets + Music + OPEN MIC. Vote for your favorite poem to be published online the next day at

$10 admission at the door. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC.

LOREN KLEINMAN's ( poetry has appeared in journals such as Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and New Jersey Poets. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her second poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was released in March 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing). Kleinman is currently working on a literary romance novel, This Way to Forever and her third collection of poetry Breakable Things. She runs an author interview series on The Huffington Post Books community blogs vertical. Kleinman is a faculty member at New York Writers Workshop.

ANTON YAKOVLEV ( grew up in Moscow, Russia, but moved to the United States in 1996. He studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. Anton lives in Ridgewood, NJ and works as a college textbook editor. His poems have appeared in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and are forthcoming in 823 on High and Instigatorzine.

MEETU CHILANA ( is an Actress, Singer/Songwriter, and TV Host. She was the lead acro-vocalist character in Cirque du Soleil's ZARKANA (during its residency at Radio City Music Hall & the Kremlin Theater, Moscow) and also the national tour of Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA. She is currently a host on AVS TV, an internationally syndicated Bollywood show with 90 million viewership, and in the process of completing an album of original music. BFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

SAMRAT CHAKRABARTI ( is an award-winning actor and internationally acclaimedmusician. He has composed music for over a dozen films. Recently, Samrat composed and co-created "BUMBUG The Musical" which was the FIRST Full Length Musical authored and produced by the Indian-American diaspora in New York City. He is the recipient of a U.S. CARA for Best Original Pop/Rock Song for his composition “What’s It all About."

RANJIT ARAPURAKAL ( is a NYC-based independent singer songwriter who has spellbound audiences across the US, Europe, and South Asia. This classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist sings in several languages in a velvety crooning voice that melts hearts and ignites passions. Vocally, Ranjit has been compared with Maxwell, Jeff Buckley, George Michael, Jay K, and Stevie Wonder. A master showman, Ranjit's performances are always entertaining, memorable, and full of musical surprises! Ranjit is currently recording and performing with his band, RANJIT AND THE AMBASSADORS.