The Poet in New York

Mon, 17 August 2015 // 09:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Featuring poet BIANCA STONE, special guest Ee'da Brahim'eda Brahim and jazz duo Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes, hosted by Nikhil Melnechuk.

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

This week's feature poet is the poet and visual artist Bianca Stone. She will be teaching the first workshop at Bowery Poetry Club this fall! She is the author of several chapbooks, and full-length collection is Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (2014), and collaborated with Anne Carson on a special edition of Antigonick (2012). Stone lives in Brooklyn with her husband, poet Ben Pease, where they both run Monk Books, a small press that publishes limited-edition chapbooks of poetry and art; and The Ruth Stone Foundation, which serves to fulfill Ruth Stone's wish that her physical and literary estate would be used for the furthering of poetry and the creative arts.

Ee’da Brahim hails from Singapore, with a half-Indian, half-Malaysian background. She broke cultural convention by leaving her family home and moving to Australia, where she found a deep love for bushwalks, poetry and vegetarian lasagna. Her poems touch on personal freedom, social justice, heartbreaks, empowerment and love. She is the creative director and founder of a female arts fundraising collective called ‘Sisters For Sisters and is currently in NYC on a UNESCO City of Literature grant.

**Coming this Fall at Bowery Poetry are Workshops! Poetry courses taught by New York City's finest! Find out more here:

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