Featuring Amy Lawless, jazz duo Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes, 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.
AMY LAWLESS (http://amylawless.blogspot.com) is the author of two books of poems including My Dead (Octopus Books). Her next poetry collection Broadax is forthcoming from Octopus Books. An audio chapbook from Broadax is out on Black Cake Records. The collaborative book I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected, co-authored with Chris Cheney, is forthcoming from Pioneer Books. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Volta, Jerk Poet, Atlas Review, So and So Magazine, Equalizer: Second Series, jubilat, and Hot Metal Bridge. Work has or will be anthologized in Best American Poetry 2013 and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion. She has been interviewed about her work in Interview Magazine and the Otherppl Podcast with Brad Listi. In 2011 she was awarded a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches writing in New York and New Jersey. She grew up in Boston and lives in Brooklyn.
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