The Poet in New York

Mon, 16 June 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


Featuring Poets Howard Altmann, Donna Masini, Musical Guests: Samrat Chakrabarti, Meetu Chilana, Shiv Puri & Konrad Payne.

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.

HOWARD ALTMANN is the author of two books of poems, "Who Collects the Days," (Mosaic Press, 2005) and "In This House," (Turtle Point Press, 2010). His poems have appeared in Little Star, Poetry, Slate, The Yale Review and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in “The Americas Anthology of New Writings: From Patagonia to Nunavut,” (Texas Tech University Press, 2015). He is also the author of the play, "The Johnsons & The Thompsons," (Playscripts, 2008). Born and raised in Montreal, he's earned degrees from McGill and Stanford and lives in New York City.

DONNA MASINI is the author of two books of poems -- Turning to Fiction ( WW Norton and Co. 2004), and That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994), which was selected by Mona Van Duyn for the Barnard Women Poet's Prize -- and a novel, About Yvonne, (WW Norton and Co. 1998) A recipient of an NEA, NYFA, Pushcart Prize, et al, she is an Associate Professor of English at Hunter College where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program. She lives in New York City and has recently finished a novel, The Good Enough Mother.

SAMRAT CHAKRABARTI (WWW.SAMRAT.TV) is an award-winning actor and internationally acclaimed musician. 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”.