The Poet in New York

Mon, 30 June 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


Featuring Poets Steve Dalachinsky, Morgan Parker, Musical Guest NorvisJr, and your host Nikhil Melnechuk.

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.

Steve Dalachinsky is a New York downtown poet. He is active in the poetry, music, art and music- Free jazz scene.

Morgan Parker's first book of poetry, Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, was selected by Eileen Myles for The 2013 Gatewood Prize, and is forthcoming from Switchback Books in 2015. Morgan received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including the anthology Why I Am Not A Painter, published by Argos Books. In 2013, she was a finalist for The Poetry Project's Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship. A Cave Canem fellow, Morgan lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, NY. She works as education director at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and a poetry editor of Coconut Magazine.

NorvisJr is a musical artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas and currently living in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013, he released 3 EPs.