The Poet in New York

Mon, 20 July 2015 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

$10 admission at the door. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC – 10 slots, first come, first served.

Featuring KOLA BOOF and jazz duo Aquiles Navarro and Tcheser Holmes, hosted by Nikhil Melnechuk.

Egyptian-Sudanese-American KOLA BOOF ( (b. “Naima Bint Harith”, Omdurman, Sudan, 1969) is the author of the acclaimed novels The Sexy Part of the Bible, Flesh and the Devil and an award-winning autobiography, Diary of a Lost Girl, in which she notoriously detailed her unwanted sexual affair in 1996 with terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Her next novel She Wiped It on the Wall, to be published by Akashic Books, is unique in that the three female leads in the narrative are all based on Boof herself. Boof also has a collection of essays entitled Feminists Need Dick Too coming in spring 2013 from Atlantic Library. Kola’s fiction has appeared in Harpers, the groundbreaking 2003 anthology Politically Inspired, African Writing and Farafina. In 2006, Kola Boof served as Ghost Head Writer for the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Kola has been interviewed and profiled by MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, New York Post and TIME. Adopted and raised in the United States by an African-American family in 1979 following the political murder of her birth parents, Kola Boof is a professional cook; speaks five languages and has two sons. She lives in Southern California.

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