PoetNY Open Mic feat. Alex Galper

Mon, 26 September 2016 // 06:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

NYC's Poetry Open Mic, featuring poet Alex Galper, and jazz by Bowery Duo Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes.

With your host Nikhil Melnechuk.

Advance discount tix: http://bpt.me/2593776 $10 admission / $15 for PoetNY & Bowery Slam Signups and doors at 5:30pm 10, 3-minute slots, first come, first served

ALEX GALPER was born in Kiev, Ukraine and has been writing poems and short stories since he could remember. Immigrating to America at the age of nineteen did not change it; to the contrary, majoring in Creative Writting at Brooklyn College and being mostly influenced by American poets created a fusion of Russian pessimism, Jewish humor and Western literary traditions and philosophy. Translations of his poems appeared in over thirty magazines in the USA and the UK. In his homeland, he is considered a cult underground poet whereas mainstream Russian literary magazines ignore him for luck of respect for rhymes, heavy erotic imagery, and being "too American".