great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring  Gbenga Adesina and Bruce Pandolfo 

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

21+Gbenga Adesina

Gbenga Adesina is a Nigerian-born poet and essayist who currently lives in Brooklyn. He jointly won the 2016 Brunel University, UK Poetry Prize. His poem, “How To Paint A Girl” was selected by Mathew Zapruder for its “clarity of observation and empathetic insight into the suffering of another” for publication in the New York Times. He was a 2016 Norman Mailer Poetry Fellow at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California. He has received scholarships and residencies from Fine Arts Work Centre, Provincetown, the Open Society Foundation in Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal, the Callaloo Fellowship workshop at Oxford and most recently completed an Emerging Poets Fellowship at Poets House, New York. His poetry chapbook, Painter of Water was published by Akashic Books, New York in a series edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani. His poems have appeared or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Brittle Paper, Vinyl, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He joins the MFA program at NYU this fall as a Starworks Fellow where he will also be teaching undergraduate poetry.

AllOne Live at Blackforge Coffee House Pittsburgh 3-3-17Long Island native wordsmith Bruce “AllOne” Pandolfo has been consistently creating nine musical and written projects since his debut release in 2010, and touring independently sharing his progressive songwriting blend of spoken word poetry, storytelling, improvisation and conscious hip hop. It focuses on thought provoking and emotional honesty and intrigue delivered over eclectic instrumentation made with love for you and the craft.


great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Yasmine Lancaster and Cecily Schulerparkside lounge2

Hosted by Aimee Herman

Plus open mic, 21+

great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Glen Bergin, John Paul Davis, and Reina Miranda john-paul-davis-print-small

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic, 21+

john Paul Davis was born in Durham, North Carolina, and has lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Ohio, and New York City. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and DePaul University. Crown Prince of Rabbits, his first book of poetry, was published by great weather for MEDIA in 2016. His writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Word Riot, The Journal, MUZZLE Magazine, RATTLE, Four Way Review, and Bat City Review. He is a former poetry editor for Em Literary and Bestiary Magazine. He helped run or host numerous poetry and variety shows including Page Meets Stage and The Encyclopedia Show. John Paul lives with his wife in New York City, where he works as a web developer, makes music and visual art, and writes poems. Check out the digital album for Crown Prince of Rabbits on Bandcamp.




The 7th Annual New York City Poetry Festival @ Governors Island (Nolan Park)
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the 7th Annual  New York City Poetry Festival on NYC’s fabulous Governors Island. 

Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pmPB7-2

great weather poets  John Paul Davis, Kearmonie, and Michelle Whittaker will perform Saturday  4:00pm on the White Horse stage.

We will also be selling books in the vendor area throughout the weekend.


Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn.

Info and directions (Easy and fun! Only $2 roundtrip!)

The 7th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held on Governors Island’s Nolan Park on July 29th and 30th, 2017. The event includes over 75 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and the Children’s Festival at NYCPOFEST, sponsored by Writopia Lab!

Visit the official website for details about the 2017 lineup, vendors, and other participants:


“The New York City Poetry Festival, the largest gathering of its kind, returns to Governors Island this summer — and with exciting news. After six years wrapped in the breezy embrace of Colonel’s Row, The New York City Poetry Festival is migrating east across the island to picturesque Nolan Park. The move is designed to give our growing festival a little breathing room and some new possibilities. Nolan Park is more than twice the size of Colonel’s Row, ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses, and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees. This summer we will transform our festival into a poetry village! In addition to our three main stages, along with the The Ring of Daisies Open Mic and The Children’s Poetry Festival, Governor’s Island has invited us to occupy and program the trellised porches that circle the park. With all this new space to explore, we are working harder than ever to bring more poetry and poetry lovers to the island. With that in mind and with the help of our newest festival partner, The Strand Bookstore, we are redoubling our outreach in order to make this the biggest and most culturally significant festival we have ever produced.”

great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Jennifer Juneau and Rick Mullin

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

21+Jennifer Juneau

Jennifer Juneau has published numerous short stories and poems in journals such as the American Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Evergreen Review, Off The Coast, Pank Magazine, Passages North, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Fiction, The Million Writers Award and a Sundress Best of the Net award. She has won two prizes from the California State Poetry Society and her poetry collection, More Than Moon, was a finalist in the National Poetry Series. Jennifer has lived and traveled in Europe for over a decade where she became a sports journalist. Her articles have appeared in the Bleacher Report, 90:00 Soccer Magazine and Fox News Sports.
Rick Mullin 2Rick Mullin is a poet, painter and journalist whose poetry has appeared in The New Criterion, American Arts Quarterly, Measure, Epiphany, Unsplendid, and other journals, as well as in several anthologies including Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (New York Quarterly Press), and Meta-Lands (Poets of the Palisades). His books include Huncke, a romp through the American end-game inspired by Beat progenitor Herbert Huncke, published by Seven Towers, Dublin, Ireland, in 2010; and Soutine, a terza-rima life of the Belorussian painter Chaim Soutine published by Dos Madres Press in 2012. His Sonnets from the Voyage of the Beagle has since been published by Dos Madres, as have his collections, Coelacanth, Stignatz and the User of Vicenza, and Transom, which debuted earlier this year. His two chapbooks are Aquinas Flinched (Exot Books, New York, 2008) and the Stones Jones Canzones (Finishing Line Press, Germantown, KY, 2013).


The Other Side of Violet – Book Release Party @ The Parkside Lounge
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the release party for great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet GWFM-logo-square

Details to be revealed soon.



2 drink minimum (alcoholic or non)


great weather at The Poetry Café, London, England 2017 @ The Poetry Café (The Poetry Place)
Sep 6 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This is the other side of expectation. This is the other side of memory. This is The Other Side of Violet. 

Join us at  London’s Poetry Café to celebrate the publication of our sixth annual anthology, The Other Side of Violet, with contributors and guest poets and writers.

The Other Side of Violet front cover

Featuring Joshua Idehen, Martin Ouvry, Gayle Richardson, Joolz Sparkes, Chris Stewart, and Roddy Williams and great weather editor Jane Ormerod.

The Other Side of Violet is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers .The anthology also contains interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.

“These annual anthologies and other work by great weather for MEDIA are an admirable contribution to arts and culture.”- The Compulsive Reader

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2017