great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC

by Jane on July 18, 2013

June 25, 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)
Thomas Fucaloro

Featuring Jasmine Aequitas, Vanessa Desiree, Kate Foley, and Isabel Marcus

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

Plus open mic, 21+jasmine aequitas

Jasmine Aequitas is a Brooklyn native. She grew up in Williamsburg and Bushwick before the colonizers came and remembers the grime looked prettiest at dusk.  She is a weird, wild, witchy thing, prone to long pauses and deep silences. She has performed on various stages, including Capicu and Queens Lit Crawl and is a 2016 Pink Door Alum. She drinks, writes, and lives in liminal places and invites you to join her through her writing.

Vanessa DesireeVanessa Desiree is a spunky early childhood educator by day and enchanted writer by night, Vanessa discovers her greatest joys and her wildest inspirations in the thriving hands and working minds of 3-year-old children. Vanessa exists within poetry by unpacking memories, replanting mental health, and memorializing countless goodbyes. She welcomes bravery, challenging herself to be better, do better, and teach better; guiding our youngest hearts with patience, promoting the beauty and urgency of inclusion, acceptance, and celebration of all. Vanessa was a member of the Oneonta Poetry Slam team two years in a row (the only all-female team stemming from Oneonta) and a member of the NYC Intangible Slam team, placing 11th in the nation. Vanessa’s most recent work is published in this April’s edition of River Ram Press.

kate foley

Kate Foley is a poet based in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in Voicemail Poems, Yellow Chair Review, The Legendary, among others. Her debut poetry collection, The Bird Hours, was published this year through Where Are You Press. She is a Virgo who smokes too many cigarettes and never takes enough selfies. She’s here to help however possible.

isabel marcusIsabel Marcus, AKA Bella, is a writer, woodworker, and aspiring teacher born and raised in Brooklyn. She has performed her poems at venues throughout New York City, including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Jalopy Theater and School of Music, The Harlem Bomb Shelter, and Brooklyn College. She won Poem of the Month at the October 2016 Brooklyn Poets Yawp, and tied for 2nd place at the 2016 Brooklyn Poets Smackdown. Her memoir The Night of the Eclipse was published in the Brooklyn College Freshman Anthology and in Narrative In Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story from Columbia University Press.




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