The Poet in New York

Mon, 04 August 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


Ft. Poets Javier Zamora, Monica Sok, Music by The Fob 3, and your host Nikhil Melnechuk.

Bowery's Premier Poetry Night, with the best OPEN MIC, Featured Poets, and Music in NYC. Vote for your favorite poem to be published online at

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

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador. At the age of nine he migrated to the United States. He is the 2014-15 Olive B. O’Connor fellow at Colgate University, a CantoMundo fellow, and a Breadloaf scholarship recipient. His work won the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Contest and the 2014 Meridian Editor’s Prize. Zamora’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2013, Four Way Review, Narrative, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

Monica Sok is the daughter of Cambodian immigrants and survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime. She was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Brooklyn. A MFA candidate at NYU, she is working on a poetry manuscript about the Cambodian genocide. Monica is also a 2014 recipient of a Kundiman fellowship for Asian American poets. Her short story Dep, Dep Qua appears in Bethesda Literary Magazine.