PRICE $10 (includes new anthology)
BREVITAS is a community of invited poets who email one or two original, short poems (14 lines max) to each other on the 1st and 15th of each month – to nurture new work and invite constructive feedback.
This Festival is the once-a-year splurge when we publicly gather to perform and project our favorite poems of the year, plus celebrate publication of the 2019 brevitas Anthology of the Short Poem.
Featured poets include Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman, City Lore founder Steve Zeitlin, Queens Poets Laureate Maria Lisella and Hal Sirowitz, Sparrow, Ron Kolm, Steve Luttrell, Patricia Carragon, John J. Trause, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Gerd Stern, and over FORTY more dynamic and diverse poet-members. Poet-member Steve Dalachinsky will be specially honored in memoriam. Poet-member/cartoonist Flash Rosenberg will host. Followed by a brief open mic.
Co-founders Steve Zeitlin and Jim Pignetti launched brevitas 16 years ago for a cozy circle of poet friends. The group has expanded and evolved into a powerful incubator of new poetry.