Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Poets Patricia Smith & Willie Perdomo Headline The Inspired Word - Sept. 30!

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC poetry/spoken word event featuring Willie Perdomo and Patricia Smith + a 6-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).

When: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (212) 598-9126

Time: 7:30pm

Cover Charge: $10

Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.


Willie Perdomo is the author Where a Nickel Costs a Dime and Smoking Lovely, which received a PEN America Beyond Margins Award. He has also been published in The New York Times Magazine, Bomb, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, OCHO, and African Voices. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Woolrich Fellow in Creative Writing at Columbia University and is a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is co-founder/publisher of Cypher Books.

Patricia Smith is the author of five books of poetry, including "Blood Dazzler," a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and "Teahouse of the Almighty," a National Poetry Series selection. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, TriQuarterly and many other journals, and she has been performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall and Rotterdam’s Poetry International. She is a Pushcart Prize winner and a four-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam, the most successful poet in the competition’s history. A professor at the City University of New York/College of Staten Island, she is also on the faculty of both Cave Canem and the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.


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