NYCPF 2013

10governor-cityroom-blogSpanThe 3rd Annual New York City Poetry Festival

Saturday & Sunday, July 27th & 28th, 2013
11am-5pm
Governors Island, Colonel’s Row
For directions to Governors Island
FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)
Featuring Lara Glenum, Cornelius Eady, Brenda Shaughnessy, Catherine Wagner, CA Conrad, Paul Legault, Todd Colby, Anne Waldman, Geoffrey Nutter, Andrew Durbin, Miguel Algarin, J. Hope Stein, Bob Holman, Cathy Park Hong, and many many more!
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The 3rd Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held on Governors Island’s Colonel’s Row on July 27th and 28th, 2013. The Poetry Society of New York will once again invite New Yorkers to come together for this two day festival to celebrate NYC’s vibrant poetry community. The event will include over 50 poetry organizations and 200 poets on its three stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craftmakers will sell their wares; the 3rd annual Ring of Daisies open mic; The Poetry Brothel tent; a boozy area sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery; healthy and delicious food options; a spontaneous generation house where we’ll be writing collaborative poems; and, of course, the Children’s Festival at NYCPF, this year sponsored by Writopia!

Check out the festival map!

2013 festival map

And a map of the island for reference:

map

This year’s NYCPF will feature the following reading series and organizations:

#: 5 Quarterly, 7th Level. A: Argos Books, The Atlas Review Reading Series, The Adroit Journal, Augury Books. B: Boundless Tales Reading Series, Brooklyn Poets, The Bratty Poets Series, The Bow Wow at Bowery Poetry. C: Cave Canem Foundation, Coldfront Magazine, COUPLET. E: Earshot, The Electric Pumas, The Ear Inn Series, Emotive Fruition, Exit Strata. F: Fireside Follies, Fou, Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses, FACE2FACE. G: Gigantic, Good Times Collective, Great Weather for Media. I: IRL. J: Jujo. L: The Local Word, Line Assembly. M: Miguel Algarin’s Brooklyn Poetry, My Brother’s Keeper, Metro Rhythm, The Mackinac, Mental Marginalia. N: The New York Browning Society, No Dear, NeuroNautic Institute Poetry Workshop. O: Oh Bernice!, Off the Park Press. P: The Poetry Brothel, Phantom Limb Press, PeopleHerd’s Readings @Milk&Roses, Patasola’s Parlour, Poetry Society of New York, Poetry Crush, Poetry Genius. S: Spilt Milk, Shitluck Reading Series, Stain of Poetry, Singing Saw Press, Sixth Finch. T: Triptych Readings, Tin House. U: Underground Books. W: Writopia NYC. Y: YesYes Books.

Our Vendors include:

A: Alex Norelli Art & Blue Pear Press. B: Big D’s Grub TruckBravin Publishing LLCBrooklyn Poets. E: Everything about Crepes. G: Great Weather for Media. I: The Idiom MagazineK: Kameisha Jerae. L: Literacy Partners, The Loveworn Label. M: Mad Hatters’ ReviewMorris Grilled CheeseThe Mud Truck. N: Naugatuck River Review, New York Organ Donor NetworkP: The Palenque Columbian Food Truck. T: Taller Asiray, Toque de Queda: A Papermaking WorkshopU: UndergroundBooks. W: Wear Poetry

This year’s NYCPF sponsors include:

A: The Abbey. B: Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Salsa Company. C: Cave Canem, Coldfront. E: The Ear Inn. F: Fractured Atlas, Futurepoem. T: Trader Joe’s

About the Writopia Children’s Poetry Festival at NYCPF 2013:

For young wordsmiths, or for kids new to penning their own poems, the Writopia Children’s Poetry Festival (July 27th and 28th, Colonel’s Row, Governors Island) is the perfect way to experiment with word play. Open to all ages, children will able to join in group and individual poetry games, help us plant a poetry garden, and listen to our favorite children’s poetry read aloud. After they’ve written their own poems, they will have the opportunity to read their work on a dedicated children’s stage.

About the Ring of Daisies Open Mic:

The Ring of Daisies Open Mic takes place inside a literal ring of daisies!  Signup will take place from 11am-1:30pm each day at the information table.  The readings themselves will run from 2pm-4pm each day.  Please limit yourselves to 5 minutes each!

About the Spontaneous Generation House:

Spontaneous Generation House is a space for gathering the energy of the festival into new collectively written work.  All are invited to share the words and ideas they find to inspire them from the New York Poetry Festival.  Poet Ashton Winslow will facilitate workshops to elicit your contributions and provoke your creative impulses.  There will be materials for writing and drawing, transcribing and editing the poems that emerge.  As a portfolio takes shape, written by everyone, you can then come to help read and perform the poems on a stage built out of your own words from the day.  Come be part of it.

About The Poetry Brothel:

The Poetry Brothel is a unique poetry experience that places poetry in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents poets as courtesans who offer one-on-one, private poetry for cashmoney. Central to this experience is the creation of character, which for poet and audience functions as disguise and as freeing device, enabling The Poetry Brothel to be a place of uninhibited creative expression in which the poets and clients can be themselves in private. The Poetry Brothel also explores and creatively responds to the tendency of poets to undervalue themselves inside the creative marketplace by providing a seductive and intimate means of confirming for writers and audience alike the literal value of such work. In the spirit of the New York City Poetry Festival, The Poetry Brothel poets will be offering private readings completely free for the weekend.  The Poetry Brothel poets will perform publicly from 12:10-12:40pm on The Algonquin stage on Saturday.  If one of them particularly speaks to you, they will all be available for private readings in The Poetry Brothel tent for the rest of the festival.

Like us on Facebook and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date. Also, don’t forget to RSVP for the New York City Poetry Festival Official After Party!

See you at the festival!

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