This week's featured poet is T'ai Freedom Ford, 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.
T'AI FREEDOM FORD (www.shesaidword.com) believes in the Word. To her, writing is prayer, confession, catharsis. Every poem is scripture. Every book a hymn. Each audience a church. Every performance a testimony, a holyghost shout, a revival. t’ai performs in the name of survival knowing that silence is a rival of the Word. Over the last 20 years, t’ai has testified in colleges, bars, and living rooms all over the country bringing her personal parables of love and loss, sinning and survival, reality and redemption to the people. She tithes to the Church of the Stage as well as the Church of the Page believing that the Word must stand as text in addition to being heard.
The Poet in New York is generously supported by the National Endowment of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs