"New, New York Poetry" Featured Poets + OPEN MIC + Musical Accompaniment make for a wild window into New York's many poetic voices and scenes.
Featuring Poets Lisa Marie Luna Basile, Eric Blasco, Musical Guest Asa Horvitz, and a Special Guest Artist…
Come to hear where New York poetry is going, and bring a poem to share your words. Twice-Monthly, Mondays from 9pm to midnight. $10 admission.
Lisa Marie Basile (Lisamariebasile.tumblr.com) comes from the bloodline of Giambattista Basile, the Italian fairy-tale writer. She's the author of Andalucia and triste and the forthcoming "Apocryphal" and "war/lock." She is a pushcart-nominated poet and graduate of The New School’s MFA program for creative writing and is the founding editor of Patasola Press and Luna Luna Magazine (http://lunalunamag.com/). She is a main performer for the Poetry Brothel in NYC.
Eric Blasco is a Poet and urban gardener extraordinaire. He was an original BOWWOW Poet (he came up with the name!), and his poems are forthcoming in the BOWWOW BOOK. He lives in Philly, where he owns and operates Erb Food and Garden (http://erbfoodandgarden.com).
Asa Horvitz grew up in Northern California and Sicily. He graduated from Wesleyan University with High Honors in music where he studied with Alvin Lucier, Ron Kuivila, and Anthony Braxton. From 2010-2012 he led the experimental rock band/chamber ensemble Point Reyes (http://pointreyes.info), releasing three albums, two short films, and touring the United States and Europe extensively. In 2012-2013 he was the director of the Koans and Performance Project (http://koansandperformance.com), a large-scale international investigation into Zen Koan practice and the performing arts, in collaboration with California’s Pacific Zen Institute. He is currently at work on a recording of songs and percussion music, the project Howl with Lukasz Korczak at the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, and Go Down, Moses in Switzerland with Romeo Castellucci and the Societas Raffaelo Sanzio. He lives in Brooklyn.