great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC

by Jane on July 18, 2013

July 2, 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  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.


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