Saturday, 12:20pm: The Ear Inn Series

Stage Name: CHUMLEY’S

Featuring Alina Gregorian, Michael Klein & Farrah Field

Ted Greenwald and Charles Bernstein founded the Ear Inn Series at the Ear Inn in TriBeCa in 1978. Housed in the historic James Brown house, the Ear Inn is the oldest working bar in New York City. The original Ear Inn Series aimed  to be a venue where language poets and those writing in more traditional forms could read side by side, an uncommon practice in the 70’s. The series migrated around the city, took on many forms, and ran for another 20 years. Now The Poetry Society of New York is bringing it back to the Ear Inn on the last Wednesday of the month. In keeping with Greenwald and Bernstein’s original goal of celebrating both the history and future of poetry–its established forms as well as its experiments–the new Ear Inn Series features poetry’s masters, innovators, traditionalists, and pioneers alike in unexpected pairings.

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