"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 Nitzan Blouin and Kirmen Uribe, and Musical Guest Michael Beharie.
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.
Nitzan Blouin was raised in a Kibbutz in the south of Israel. A former model and current technology enthusiast (namely the producer of DrawSomething, the international mobile phenomena), Nitzan has been writing poetry, short stories, and is currently in the final stages of editing her debut novel, "Drinking Fire at 5AM." Her bi-lingual background informs her unique use of the English language, where words serve as means of poetry, as much as they do to tell a story. Her condensed, minimalistic sentences create a reading experience that is both visceral and intellectually engaging.
Kirmen Uribe (http://kirmenuribe.com/en/) is a Basque writer, who was born into a fishing family in Ondarroa (Biscay) on October 5, 1970. He studied Basque Philology at the University of the Basque Country–Gasteiz, and did his graduate studies in Comparative Literature in Trento, Italy. He won his first literary award, in 1995, when he was in prison for resisting the military draft (since he didn’t care to participate in the then-obligatory service); this was the Becerro de Bengoa Prize, for his book-length essay in collaboration with Jon Elordi, Lizardi and Eroticism. In October of 2009 he was awarded the Spanish Literature Prize, for his novel Bilbao–New York–Bilbao. For the same work he had received the 2008 Critics’ Prize for a novel written in Basque.
Michael Beharie (www.michaelbeharie.com) is a guitarist and composer based in New York city. In addition to his solo efforts, Michael plays in the group Tezeo and composes film scores. Tezeo has published music on Shinkoyo and Dummy records and their debut full-length is coming out on October 8th. Michael has performed at venues including Issue Project Roon, Le Poisson Rouge, Bowery Ballroon, The Stone, Zebulon, The New Museum and Cafe De La Danse.