The 13th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem — brevitas poets read their best original poems of the year, which are also projected; the new brevitas Anthology is unveiled; books are signed; and literary fun ensues. Poet Donna Masini will read. Followed by a Short Poem (14 lines or less) Open Mic for guests.
Our invited guest—poet, novelist, and professor Donna Masini will read several short poems. Poet, humorist, cartoonist and Guggenheim Fellow Flash Rosenberg and poet and executive chef Carolyn Wells will co-host. Spoken word performances from brevitas poets, an eclectic group of committed writers, including founder of the Bowery Poetry Club Bob Holman, Queens Poet Laureates Maria Lisella and Hal Sirowitz, City Lore Founder Steve Zeitlin and over forty dynamic poet-members, including Sparrow, Ron Kolm, Gerd Stern, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeff Wright and many more.
$10 at the door. Admission includes complimentary copy of the new 2016 brevitas anthology.