great weather for MEDIA is an independent press based in New York City and focusing on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative…
As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, great weather for MEDIA loves live events and building strong connections with other arts communities. We are therefore bursting with excitement to announce 3Po3try NYC, a ground-breaking alliance between three of New York City’s most prominent poetry influences in publishing, education, and performance - great weather for MEDIA (poetry publishing, events, open mics), Poetry Teachers NYC (poetry workshops, readings, festivals) and The Inspired Word (poetry open mics, slams, showcases).
Our mission: to build like never before strong connections between the poetry performance, publishing, and educational communities; to celebrate unity, diversity, and excellence through poetry; and to revitalize the city’s poetry scene with something strikingly different.
We will produce quarterly all-star showcases (featuring a dynamic mix of NYC’s finest poetry and spoken word, spiced with original music and live art) hosted in the most gorgeous settings around New York City (galleries, gardens, and performance spaces).
Raining Words is 3Po3try NYC‘s debut event on Saturday April 12th at the Pomegranate Gallery in New York City’s SoHo. We have an astounding line-up of poets, spoken word artists, plus musicians and artists to add even more excitement to the night. See you there!
The Understanding between Foxes and Light
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Our latest anthology, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, is now available. This collection is an exhilarating and diverse collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from all across the United States plus Barbados, Northern Ireland, France, and Canada. Come along and run towards the light!
Contributors: Joel Allegretti, Hala Alyan, Todd Anderson, Augustus Arps, Michael Bagwell, Michelle Bonczek, J. Bradley, Billy Cancel, John Clinton, Abby Coleman, Dana Beardsley Crotwell, Steve Dalachinsky, Linda M. Deane, Donald Dewey, Stephanie Dickinson, Gabriel Don, John Dutterer, Robert Evory, Ellen Factor, Rich Ferguson and Crystal Lane Swift, Kofi Fosu Forson, Brad Garber, Kat Georges, Christian Georgescu, Robert Gibbons, Jeffrey Greene, Janet Hamill, Thomas Henry, Aimee Herman, Matthew Hupert, Giuseppe Infante, Ted Jonathan, Lydia Kang, Kit Kennedy, Sarah-Jean Krahn, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Jane LeCroy, Wayne Lee, Jean Lehrman, Christopher Luna, Kathryn Howd Machan, Mary Mackey, Jerred Metz, Lecco Morris, Rick Mullin, Larry Myers, Ngoma, Thomas O’Connell, Emily Palmisano, Mariel Pauline, Puma Perl, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Karl Roulston, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Frank Simone, Mary McLaughlin Slechta, John W. Snyder, Sherre Vernon, Julia Vinograd, Ocean Vuong, Michelle Whittaker, Gina Williams, Amy Wright, and Kirby Wright. Plus interview and new poem from Patricia Smith.
great weather for MEDIA is delighted to nominate the following contributors for the 2015 Pushcart Prize: Hala Alyan, Thomas Henry, Aimee Herman, Ngoma, Julia Vinograd, and Amy Wright. See examples of their work here.
Do you know about our Spoken Words Sundays reading series? We are at the historic Parkside Lounge (back room), 317 E Houston St (at Attorney St), New York City, every Sunday 4-6 pm. See calendar for details. It’s got a great stage and a terrific vibe—so come and join up for our weekly features and poetry open mic. We look forward to seeing you.
“The Parkside Lounge on East Houston is the coolest new venue in town for poetry readings. Sundays at 4pm” – Live Mag!
“The atmosphere is totally mesmerizing. Extremely talented poets! Courteous waitress, pool table, shuffleboard. Easy parking on Sundays. Affordable alcoholic beverages. I truly look forward to be there again.” - Kenneth Yocus, writer
Out of the mainstream and away from the tributaries!