This week's featured poet is Bonafide Rojas, with Panamanian/Brooklyn Jazz 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.
BONAFIDE ROJAS (http://www.wendyanguloproductions.com/featured-artists/thomas-fucaloro/) Bonafide Rojas is the author of “Renovatio, When The City Sleeps & Pelo Bueno”. He was born & raised in The Bronx, the founder of Grand Concourse Press & considers pizza the greatest food ever created. He’s a Yankee fan for life & loves The Beatles & Jimi Hendrix. He has appeared on “Def Poetry Jam”, the poetry documentary “Spitting Ink” & has been published in numerous anthologies & journals from “Saul William’s Presents chorus”, “bum rush the page”, “role call”, “learn then burn”, “me no habla con acento”, the centro journal, the hostos review, the acentos review, the calabash journal, letras, & palabras. He has performed internationally at venues, colleges, bars & random stages, including: New York University, Galeria De La Raza, Rotterdam Arts Center, London’s “Kid, I Wrote Back”, UC Berkeley, Da Poetry Lounge, El Museo De Barrio, Pregones Theatre, Caribbean Culture Center, Lincoln Center, Museum of The American Indian, Chicago Historical Society, LouderArts, The Acentos Poetry Series, University of Illinois-Chicago, Columbia University, & Mt. Holyoke. He is the co-bandleader of experimental rock band The Mona Passage & a founder of the art group VIKUBO.
The Poet in New York is generously supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs