Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Poets Carly Sachs & Vicki Hudspith @ Big Apple BAP: NYC's Best American Poetry Poets
Poets Carly Sachs & Vicki Hudspith @ The Inspired Word's Big Apple BAP: NYC's Best American Poetry Poets, Thursday, June 16, 2011, @ One and One Bar/Restaurant, Nexus Lounge, Manhattan, NYC.
Carly Sachs is the author of the steam sequence, winner of the 2006 Washington Writers' Publishing House Book Prize, and The Why and Later (Deep Cleveland Press, 2007), an anthology of female authored poems about rape and assault. Sachs was awarded an Arts Fellowship at the Drisha Institute in 2007, and her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2004, Alimentum, Another Chicago Magazine, PMS, Court Green, and on National Public Radio. She currently lives in New York City and teaches writing and yoga workshops to help victims of trauma. When not writing or teaching yoga, you can find her making everything from martinis to homemade granola.
Vicki Hudspith is the author of White and Nervous and Limousine Dreams. She is on the Board of Directors of The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. Her work has appeared in, "Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets," published by Melville House Publishing and Crown Publishers anthology, Out Of This World, edited by Anne Waldman, with foreword by Allen Ginsberg, as well as numerous small press magazines and webzines. She has been a judge for both, Urban Word teen slams and Russell Simmon's Speak UP! teen slam auditions for HBO. She has written criticism for Poetz.com., Exquisite Corpse, Cover and The Poetry Project Newsletter. She has one spoken word cd, URBAN VOODOO and lives in New York City.
This inaugural Big Apple BAP: NYC's Best American Poetry Poets was a night celebrating New York City's finest poets, whose poems over the years have been honored with inclusion in the highly respected annual anthology, The Best American Poetry. http://www.bestamericanpoetry.com/
Hosted by The Best American Poetry's founding editor, David Lehman, the debut lineup included a dazzling array of accomplished poets: Mark Bibbins, Jennifer Michael Hecht, David Shapiro, R. Erica Doyle, Jerome Sala, Elaine Equi, Michael Cirelli, Stacey Harwood, George Green, Carly Sachs, Matthew Yeager, Amy Holman, and Vicki Hudspith.
It was a fabulous night of poetry.
Founded by award-winning journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest new poetry/spoken word series in the country, happening every Tuesday and Thursday night in Manhattan's East Village.
Venue: One and One Bar/Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, New York City
Filmed & Edited by: Laurence Wallace