great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC

by Jane on July 18, 2013

June 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
$2 donation appreciated. Two drink minimum (any drink incl. non-alcoholic, coffee is available)
David Lawton

Featuring  JoAnn DeLuna, Brent C. Green, and Brian Pineapple

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic, 21+

JoAnn DeLuna
JoAnn DeLuna is a bilingual journalist and poet. Her poetry has been published in anthologies in New York and Texas. She regularly performs her poetry in showcases combining multiple art forms throughout NYC, including Lincoln Center, Nuyorican Poets Café and The Bushwick Starr. She received her journalism master’s from City University in London, where she lived for three years before moving to New York City in 2010.

brent c greenBrent C. Green is a free verse novelist and spoken word poet from Bryan, Texas, who advocates radical thoughts and honest questions expressed in unconventional styles. He began his poetry career while still attending high school in 2009 at Mic Check Poetry in Central Texas. Since then he has become a staple of his scene and a member of the 2011 Mic Check youth slam team along with the 2012, 2015, and 2016 regional teams and is the organization’s current acting writing director. In 2014 he graduated with a creative writing degree from Texas A&M and will pursue an MFA in poetry at Brown University next fall. Brent is known for his earnestly hopeful view of love along with a pure notion of romance and marriage that is self-aware and never naive. These topics are contrasted and melded with his defiant calls to action against nebulous and entrenched institutions such as capitalism, the patriarchy, and state suppression of pro-equality voices told through stories stemming from his years of activist organizing and direct action. Whether touring alone or with orchestral accompaniment, you will find Brent with both of his punkrock-arms outstretched, his left a raised fist staring down injustice, and his right palm held as a warm offer to anyone who desires a loving heart and voice to speak for them. Brent has two published poetry chapbooks with a third forthcoming: Onus (2012), Protested Love (2015), and Honest Revolution (spring 2017).

brian pineappleBrian Pineapple is an insincere and unusual poet of insincere and unusual backgrounds. Born and raised in Newark, his words combine the urban flair of the North Jersey poetry scene with his signature whimsy. He has hosted shows, performed music, succeeded, and failed in many things; Brian Pineapple is the kind of artist that is never sated. He is always hungry for the applause that always follows his art.


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