People's State of the Union: 2015 Poetic Address to the Nation

Sun, 01 February 2015 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

What if the annual State of the Union was not a speech spoken by one, but a poem created by many?

Join us for the culmination of the first-ever People's State of the Union. Based on the stories shared at more than 150 story circle events across the country, an all-star team of poets will collaboratively compose and perform the Poetic Address to the Nation. Learn more about the People's State of the Union and share your story at:

Poets include:

David Acevedo Mahogany Browne Cyd Charisse Fulton Reg E Gaines Bob Holman Paolo Javier Nikhil Melnechuk Stephen Motika Tahani Salah Judith Santopietro


Devin Brahja Waldman -sax Shayna Dulberger -bass Alexis Marcelo -piano Warren Smith - drums

Featuring additional original poetry by:

E. Ethelbert Miller Ed Sanders Jennifer Bartlett Jessica Hagedorn Marilyn Nelson Margaret Randall Luis Rodriguez Tanaya Winder Joy Harjo Yolanda Wisher

A project by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture--the nation's newest people-powered department dedicated to cultivating empathy, equity, and social imagination. In partnership with Bowery Arts + Science.

Learn more about the People's State of the Union:

Tickets sold here: Students: $10 online General/Generous: $12+ online