IT'S ALL YOUR WORDS…
Ft. Poet Indran Amirthanayagam, Musical Guest Stephanie Johnstone, 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.
INDRAN AMIRTHANAYAGAM has published nine poetry books thus far, including the Paterson Prize-winning The Elephants of Reckoning and his most recent Uncivil War. He writes in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole as well as his native English. He comments on poetry from time to time at http://indranamirthanayagam.blogspot.com. He lives currently in Port au Prince, Haiti where he serves in the U.S Embassy as Public Affairs Officer.
STEPHANIE JOHNSTONE is a human/composer/theatermaker/muckraker/sexuality educator with a fierce commitment to celebrating and cultivating interdependence. Her recent original theater work has been seen at Joe's Pub, HERE Arts Center, 3LD, CSC, and in the New York Musical Theater Festival. She catalyzed a radically inclusive choir (Everybody Now!) which aims to amplify the voice of direct action in beauty and in power, and her queer-politics-focused album, Love Songs For the Rest of Us, was developed through holding concert/conversations in living rooms across the USA. You can subscribe to her podcast, Sex For Smart People* (*that means you), on iTunes and Dogcatcher.