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Sep
24
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Honoring National Translation Month with Soodabeh Saiedna and Sylvia Mae Gorelick

 

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open micSylvia Mae Gorelick

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Sylvia Mae Gorelick is a poet, writer, and translator based in New York City. Her chapbooks include Olympians, we are breathless (Poetry will be made by all!, 2014) and Seven Poems for Bill Berkson (Kostro Editions, 2009). Her work has recently appeared in Perception is Reading (Cashmere Radio, 2017), In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Writing from the Hudson River Valley (Station Hill, 2016), and For Bill, Anything: Images and Text for Bill Berkson (Pressed Wafer, 2015). The University of Chicago Press published her translation of Nietzsche’s Journey to Sorrento by Paolo D’Iorio in 2016, and her translation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Le Livre is forthcoming from Exact Change Press.

 Soodabeh SaeidniaSoodabeh Saeidnia was born in Iran and received her PharmD and PhD of Pharmacognosy from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. Before moving to the US, she published a collection of her poems, Harfhaee- Baraye- Khodam (Words for myself), in Farsi. Soodabeh immigrated to the US in 2014, and is now living in Kew Gardens, New York. Immigration was a trigger to her poetry and after that her English poems have been published in different American magazines and literary journals including Squawk Back, Sick Lit Magazine, Dying Dahlia Review, Sisyphus Quarterly, Paradox, TimBookTu, Babbling of the Irrational, Scarlet Leaf Review, SPINE, Tuck Magazine, La Libertad, Tiny Poetry, Indiana Voice Journal, The Pen, and 352 degrees. A number of her poems have been printed in the anthologies, The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker (by Great Weather for Media), Where the Mind Dwells, American Poet, and Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze. The first collection of her contemporary poems, Street of the Ginkgo Trees, and also the recently released anthologies Voice of Monarch Butterflies (Middle Eastern Anthology by Ten Poets from Ganges to Nile) and Apple Fruits of an Old Oak are her completed projects in 2016 and now are alive on Amazon. She is currently working on a project of combined (Farsi and English) poetry. Her micro-poems are daily updating on her Twitter @SSaeidnia. A number of her poems are routinely posted through her weblog https://soodabehpoems.wordpress.com/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/soodabeh.saeidnia.

Oct
1
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring  Badaweyah, Rachael Terres, and Jas Bryantparkside lounge2

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

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Badaweyah was born in Kansas, lived in Texas, and was reborn in Harlem where she spent the last twenty years of her life. Now, she makes cocktails, and manages the quiet mourners, drowning their sorrows in a fine glass of the finest concocted ingredients in Traverse City, Michigan?.?.?.?this is under the guise of a dancer, a singer, a writer and a creator. She is Badaweyah, and she is muscle. Find Badaweyah in the latest great weather for MEDIA anthology, The Other Side of Violet.

 

Oct
8
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Ian Griffiths and Julian Mithra

Hosted by George Wallace

Plus open mic

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From the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, Swansea born poet Ian Griffiths will read from his first published collection Conversations with Birds and other poems. Youth and love and loss expressed through connection with the natural world and told with the musicality and lyricism that is intrinsically Welsh.
Julian MithraJulian Mithra, primarily a performance artist, hovers between genre and gender, border-mongering and mongreling. Resisting essentialisms, they roll out monologues, collage black & white zines, clip poem videos, and rubber stamp imprints. They hold an MA in Folklore from UC Berkeley. Their work has been, or will be featured, in Gendertrash Café, Milvia Street, Storm Cellar, Whirlwind, Anxy, Chroma, Sharkpack Review,  enough?/?enough, and great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology The Other Side of Violet.
Oct
15
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Features include Molly Kirschner

Hosted by George Wallace molly kirshner

Plus open mic

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Molly Kirschner is a poet and playwright. Kirschner’s first book of poems, Hard Proof, was released in July of 2015 from Red Mountain Press. Her second collection, Notes For Further Research, is forthcoming from Fly By Night Press, a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes. Kirschner’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, as well as in Italian translation. Her new play “L’appel du Vide” premiered this summer at Under St Marks Theater.
Nov
12
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Timothy Gager, Dean  Kostos, and Mike Jurkovictim gager

Hosted by George Wallace

Plus open mic

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TIMOTHY GAGER is the author of thirteen books of short fiction and poetry. His upcoming, Chief Jay Strongbow is Real (Big Table Publishing) is his first book of poetry in four years. He’s hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001.

dean kostos DEAN KOSTOS’ collections include Pierced by Night-Colored Threads, This Is Not a Skyscraper (winner of the 2013 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, selected by Mark Doty), Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and Celestial Rust. He edited Mama’s Boy and Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (its debut reading was held at the United Nations). His poems, personal essays, and literary criticism has appeared in over 300 journals.

mike jurcovicMIKE JURKOVIC is President of Calling All Poets, New Paltz, Ellenville, and Beacon, NY. A 2016 Pushcart nominee, his books include smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish. Chapbooks include Eve’s Venom and Purgatory Road. blue fan whirring, a collection of haiku, is due 2017, from Nirala Press. Features and CD reviews appear in All About Jazz and the Van Wyck Gazette.
Nov
19
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Features include Lucas Hunt

Hosted by David LawtonLucas Hunt

Plus open mic

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Lucas Hunt is a celebrated American poet and the president of HUNT Auctioneers, who was born and raised in rural Iowa. His work has been published in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete (2011), and Lives (2006). He lives in New York. www.lucashunt.com

Dec
17
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Features include Joel Allegretti
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Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

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Joel Allegretti is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books, 2017), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing, 2016), a novella. His second book of poems, Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium. Allegretti has published his poems in The New York Quarterly, Barrow Street, Smartish Pace, PANK, among others. Short stories have appeared in The MacGuffin, The Adroit Journal, and Pennsylvania Literary Journal.