The Poet in New York

Mon, 11 August 2014 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


Ft. Poets Joe Lobell, Stephen Boyer, Musical Guest Joe Gallant, 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, $5 for past #TPiNY winners. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC.

JOE LOBELL ~ Poet Playwright Performer multiple appearances at the Nuyorican Café including the Proofrock Festival, Knitting Factory and numerous other venues. Combines Urban Poetry with rock jazz and performance. Collaborated with Jazz Musician, Conductor Composer, Butch Morris on Musical Theatre Play “Fire” produced by the Medicine Show Theatre. Also with Contrabassist and Jazz Composer Joe Gallant. Performed at Numerous venues with Blues Musician Popa Chubby and collaborated with him on Poetry/Blues Play “City Opus” produced at Medicine Show as well as producing “City Opus” Blues Rock Poetry CD with (now known as) Popa Chubby. Returning to poetry and theatre after long hiatus.

STEPHEN BOYER is the author of #UploadingNature (Fields Press 2014), Parasite (Publication Studio 2013), Ghosts (Bent Boy Books 2010) and has published in many zines and anthologies. During the Occupy Wall St. encampment in Zuccotti Park they compiled the Occupy Wall St Poetry Anthology a collection of work over a 1000 pages with over 400 poets contributing. They love working in the theater and performing late at night after all the boring people have gone to sleep.

Bassist/composer JOE GALLANT ( founded his NYC-based 18-piece orchestra, Illuminati, in 1982 and has produced 8 CDs with the group. He received an Emmy award in 1996 during his years as a NYC network-tv and theater composer/sound-designer, and a selection of his film scores, experimental films and writings were chosen in 2006 for NYU’s Fales Collection (an internationally recognized collection of works of NYC artists and writers including William Burroughs, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno & Kathy Acker, among others). His writing/directing efforts have earned him 4 AVN Awards, European "Best Film" Awards, and screenings at Berlin, Milan and Paris film festivals. His recent feature, "The Skin Trade", stars Sasha Grey and is a Lynchian, retro vision of LA's underground xxx scene in the 70s, shot partially on Super-8. 3 of Joe's feature films are listed in the 2005 book, "The AVN Guide to the 500 Greatest Adult Films of All Time" (Thunder's Mouth Press), and he's currently prepping to direct "Grinder", a thriller based on the popular hookup app, with script by Brandon Ruckdashel. Joe is honored to be back at BPC, 10 years since his full-nude "Holy Madness Luv Trip" cast read works of Beat poets as part of 2004's Howl Festival.