The Poet in New York

Feb
09
Mon, 09 February 2015 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Tonight's featured poets will be Sandra Beasley and Reg e Gaines.

Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Joy Harjo and published by W. W. Norton. Her debut, Theories of Falling, was selected by Marie Howe as winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. In 2011, Crown published her memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl. She won the 2013 Center for Book Arts Chapbook competition, judged by Harryette Mullen, for “None in the Same Room: Poems from The Traveler’s Vade Mecum.” Her third full-length collection, Count the Waves, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Co in 2015.

Her prose has appeared in venues such as the The New York Times Magazine and the NYTBR, Washington Post Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Oxford American, and Psychology Today. Her poems have been featured in journals including POETRY, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and Black Warrior Review, which published Bitch and Brew: Sestinas in their chapbook series. Her work has been anthologized on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily and appeared in The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume, The Incredible Sestina Anthology, The Ecopoetry Anthology, Best American Poetry 2010, New California Writing 2011, the i.e. reader from Narrow House, and the 2005 Best New Poets. In 2012 she was included on Rita Dove’s list for Bill Moyers of “Young Poets to Watch.”

Awards for her work include a 2015 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, 2014 and 2010 Individual Artist Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the 2012 DCCAH Larry Neal Writers’ Award, the 2009 Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and a 2008 Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets and Writers.

http://www.sandrabeasley.com/ http://www.sbeasley.blogspot.com/

reg e gaines is a Tony Award nominated playwright and Grammy nominated lyricist, Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk, a Heideman Award Finalist, The Beatles Killed Jazz, and winner of the 2003 Downtown Urban Theater Festival’s Best Play Award, Other Aspects.

Directing credits include, Jerry Quickley's, Live from the Front, Marcella Goheen’s, BLAK, Regie Cabico’s, Straight/ Out, Brick City Players, Brick City Blues, Lisa Jesse Peterson’s, Lesson On The A Train, Aileen Reyes’, Sadico, Underground Voices, and Other Aspects.

reg has four books of poetry including, The Original Buckwheat and Abstract Sax, and appears in the anthologies, Aloud: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Café, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Bum Rush The Page, City Works Literary Magazine and The Paterson Literary Review.

This former Nuyorican Poets Café Grand Slam Champ has read his poems on, The Arsenio Hall Show, Jon Stewart Show, MTV's Spoken Word Un-Plugged, Woodstock '94, MSNBC's Edgewise and Seasons Four/ Five of HBO's Def Poetry. His work as a composer includes the score for, Senior Year, a thirteen episode series for PBS.

reg has facilitated his popular, “Is Poetry Theater?” workshops during various residencies including, University of Southern California, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles Windward School, New Jersey Juvenile Correctional Faclity, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Voz Alta Project Gallery, The World Stage, Beyond Baroque, Farleigh Dickinson University, The Rosa Parks Performing Arts Academy, Passaic County Community College, Jersey City Performance Arts High School, Montclair Public Library, LA City Stage and Scratch DJ Academy, co-founded with Jam Master Jay and Rob Principe.

reg's solo performance piece, “The Last Celebrity”, premiered at Art House Production, February 2013. It has since been produced in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey, most recently during Black History Month 2014 at New Jersey City University, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The New Jersey Juvenile Correctional Facility and various branches of the Jersey City Free Public Library System. He is currently writing/ producing the Hip-Hop musical FREE, scheduled for workshops/ performances at University of Wisconsin-Madison and School of Excellence in South Bronx, Fall 2014. reg will return for his seventh season as Artistic Director of the 2015 New York City Downtown Urban Theater Festival.

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.

The Poet in New York is generously supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

http://www.sandrabeasley.com/ http://www.sbeasley.blogspot.com/

Featuring Panamanian/Brooklyn Jaxx #DUO Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes!

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.

The Poet in New York is generously supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.