GET UP ON THAT MIC…
Ft. Poets Bill Keys and Alexis Pope, Musical Guest Trevor Wilson, 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 www.thepoetinnewyork.com.
Bill Keys studied performance at the Naropa Institute, and has worked as a poetry practitioner in Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, NYC, and at the High Sierra Music Festival.
Many of his poems are composed in public spaces on his 1917 Corona typewriter: http://www.poemswhileyouwait.com/p/about-poet.html People request a poem about a person, place, or thing, and Bill goes from there. He has written well over 4,000 poems over the past 12 years, and his practice is incredibly deep.
Alexis Pope is the author of Bone Matter (Lettered Streets Press, 2014), No Good (HNGMN, 2013), and Girl Erases Girl (Dancing Girl Press, 2013). Her book Soft Threat comes out later this year, through Coconut Books. Some of Pope's poems have been published online at PANK magazine, Coconut Poetry, and 90s Meg Ryan. You can read some of her poems here: http://pankmagazine.com/piece/three-poems-9/ http://www.coconutpoetry.org/pope17 http://alexispopeisagirl.tumblr.com/
Trevor Wilson is a composer and multi-instrumentalist mostly known for leading the five-piece experimental folk rock group Anawan, currently on the New Amsterdam label. NYC based since 2010, he has collaborated with artists such as Jesse Rifkin, Tavo Carbone, Will Stratton, Mountain Man, Sxip Shirey, Theadora Skipitares, Asa Horvitz, Nina Julia Bang, Richard Aufrichtig, and Kitty Brazelton. He is committed to forward-thinking music.
Trevor will be performing piano and voice material composed in the Summer of 2013 in the midst of a collaborative theater project Northern California called, "We Are Still Here: The Koans Performance Project."
$10 admission at the door, $5 for past #TPiNY winners. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC.