NYC's Poetry Open Mic.
This week's feature is Sparrow, with special guest Amy Lawless and special guest host Mason Granger of Slamfind!
Jazz by Tcheser Holmes & Kenan Omari.
$10 admission / $15 for PoetNY & Bowery Slam Signups and doors at 5:30pm 10, 3-minute slots, first come, first served
SPARROW is a longtime poet, activist, and musician hailing from the Lower East Side of Manhattan and a member of the New York-based literary group the Unbearables. He has published several poetry collections with Soft Skull Press, as well as chapbooks in collaboration with the St. Mark's Poetry Project, and he has served as the editor for the literary journal Big Fish. Sparrow has been called "one of the funniest men in Manhattan" by music critic Robert Christgau, and challenged Bob Dole for the presidential nomination in 1996. He currently lives with his wife Violet Snow and daughter in the Woodstock region of the Catskill Mountains in New York.
AMY LAWLESS is the instructor of CAMP LAWLESS, Bowery Poetry's summer writing program. She is the author of My Dead (Octopus Books) and the co-author of I Cry: The Desire to Be Rejected. Her poems have recently been published in The Volta and jubilat. She also makes visual work.