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

Featuring Gabriella M. Belfiglio and Zorida Mohammed

Plus open mic

Hosted by David Lawton Gabriella M. Belfiglio

Gabriella M. Belfiglio lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner and four cats.  She teaches self-defense, conflict resolution, karate, and tai chi to people of all ages throughout the five boroughs. Gabriella won second place in the 2014 W.B. Yeats Poetry Contest. Gabriella’s work has been published in many anthologies and journals including Radius, The Centrifugal Eye, The Potomac Review, and Lambda Literary Review. If you are a book publisher her manuscript needs a good home. Her website is www.gabriellabelfiglio.info

Zorida Mohammed was born in Trinidad, and immigrated to the US at age 18 yrs. She currently works as a licensed clinical social worker at a community mental health center in Bergen County, NJ. Her poems have been published in The Caribbean Writer, Folio, Poem, Fulcrum #6, Oyez Review, The Atlanta Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Distillery, Dirty Goat, Bayou, and  Apalachee Review. Zorida is an active member of the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets and has poems published for the last nine years in their yearly literary publication. She reads poetry regularly at venues in New Jersey and in New York City.


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

Featuring John Amen and Debora LidovJohn Amen by Chad Weeden

Hosted by Aimee Herman

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John Amen is the author of four collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer; More of Me Disappears; At the Threshold of Alchemy; and, most recently, strange theater (New York Quarterly Books), a finalist for the 2016 Brockman-Campbell Award. He is co-author, with Daniel Y. Harris, of The New Arcana. His latest collection, Illusion of an Overwhelm, will be released by NYQ in Spring 2017. His poetry, fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in journals nationally and internationally, and his poetry has been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. In addition, he has released two folk rock CDs: All I’ll Never Need and Ridiculous Empire. Further information is available on his website. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine. Photo of John by Chad Weeden.

Debora Lidov Debora Lidov is the author of the chapbook Trance and has published poems in literary journals including Cutthroat, Five Points, Salamander, The Threepenny Review, and Upstreet. She is employed as a medical social worker and serves as board president for the Indolent Arts.

Apr
23
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Nomadic Press Nomadic Press

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines. We support and provide venues for artwork across all media and disciplines by both emerging and established artists. Nomadic Press’s goal is to guide writers and artists through a supportive and connective process and to offer each artist the opportunity to have his or her work(s) presented in carefully edited and curated publications and events. We strive to juxtapose myriad voices and visions in ways that are surprising and complementary.

Nomadic Press publishes an annual journal, seasonal chapbooks, and special issues in print, as well as book reviews and other articles online. As part of Nomadic Press’s mission to stimulate conversation among eclectic voices, Nomadic Press seeks out and encourages the translation and publication of non-Anglophone voices.

The Nomadic Press workspace in Oakland, California (opened in 2014), serves as a small performance, workshop, and informal gallery space for visual, musical, literary, and performing arts. Through events and open community hours, this Oakland headquarters also serves as a gathering space for our writers, artists, readers, viewers, neighbors, and fellow travelers. In addition, Nomadic Press pop-up events in Brooklyn, New York, offer artists on the East Coast opportunities for creative fellowship.

The name “Nomadic” is an homage to the organization’s original inspiration: artistic encounters created by physical and conceptual movement between locations, matter, ideas, and intentions—the movements of life.

Website


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Apr
30
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring  Hilary Sideris and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Hosted by George Wallacehilary sideris

HILARY SIDERIS is the author of Most Likely To Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards (Poets Wear Prada 2014) and The Inclination to Make Waves (Big Wonderful 2016). She lives in Kensington, Brooklyn. Her new chapbook, A House Not Made with Hands, inspired by Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada.

Jeff WrightJEFFREY CYPHERS WRIGHT is the author of 13 books including most recently Triple Crown, and Party Everywhere. He is an impresario, critic, eco-activist, and artist, as well as being a poet. He publishes an arts and poetry journal, Live Mag!

Plus open mic

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May
7
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Features include Danny Shot parkside lounge2

Hosted by George Wallace

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May
14
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Will Arbery and Nicholas Powers

Hosted by David LawtonWill Arbery

Plus open mic

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Will Arbery is a playwright + filmmaker from Texas and Wyoming. He’s currently the recipient of the Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, a finalist for the Heideman award, and a recent semi-finalist for the Page 73 Fellowship. He’s a member of EST/Youngblood and an alum of Clubbed Thumb’s Impartial Nudity, Theater Masters, Alliance Theatre’s Kendeda group, Tofte Lake Center’s Emerging Artist Residency, and Variety’s “110 Students to Watch.” His play The Mongoose was an L.A. Times Critic’s Pick. His work with BOOMERANG has been seen at Steppenwolf, Art Basel, and The Watermill Center, and is upcoming at MCA Chicago and Pioneer Works. Short plays at: EST/Youngblood, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Flea, JACK, Little Theater, Samuel French OOB Festival (winner), American Theater Company. Up next: a micro-residency at The Bushwick Starr and a residency at 100W Corsicana. He has made music videos for Yoke Lore, Poor Remy, and Kid/Astro, and has a video forthcoming for Pinegrove. His work has been published in Better, Word Riot, decomP, Snow Monkey, and the great weather for MEDIA anthology The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker. He grew up the only boy among seven sisters. willarbery.com

Nicholas PowersNicholas Powers is a Professor of African-American Literature at SUNY Old Westbury  and author of The Ground Below Zero (UpSet Press, 2013)

May
21
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Angel Nafis and Trace Peterson, plus spotlight reader Mary Mackeyparkside lounge2

Hosted by Aimee Herman

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May
28
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Isabalino Guzman, Chris Rockwell, and Sergio Rosarioparkside lounge2

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro


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

Features include Brent C. Greenparkside lounge2

Hosted by Aimee Herman

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Jun
11
Sun
great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Featuring Laylage Courie and Liza Jessie Peterson Laylage Courie

Hosted by David Lawton

Plus open mic

Laylage Courie is a poet, performer, and maker of things-from-words.  Her most recent thing is a record: the soon-to-be-released  art-pop experimental concept album these fountains rare.  Her writing has appeared in Fence, Adbusters, 2RiverView, and The Open Page.  As a performer she has appeared in theaters all over New York in her own and others work.  You can listen to her do strange readings of poetry on her podcast Cosmic Dream Radio which is available through itunes or at www.luminouswork.org/podcast.  Her imaginary friend blogs at www.conversewithbirds.org

 

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