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Ft. Sholeh Wolpe, Ee'da Brahim, Musical Guest Samrat Chakrabarti, 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.
$10 admission at the door. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC – 10 slots, first come, first served.
SHOLEH WOLPÉ was born in Iran, and spent most of her teen years in Trinidad and the UK before settling in the United States. She is recipient of 2014 PEN/Heim award, 2013 Midwest Book Award, and 2010 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize. Sholeh is a contributing editor to Los Angeles Review of Books, and her 2010 Iran issue of the Atlanta Review became the journal's bestselling edition. Her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in scores of literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and been translated into several languages. Presently, she lives in Los Angeles.
EE'DA BRAHIM hails from Melbourne Australia. This musician, classically trained Indian dancer, arts educator and poet, radiates with positivity and shares a unique perspective of an empowered woman from a half Indian/half Malaysian ancestry. She is also the creator of 'Sisters for Sisters', an arts and music collective that provides support for worthy causes, around the world. She may wear many hats but Ee'da is driven by a singular passion – for music, the arts and the simple power of expression.