Sunday, September 4, 2011

Poets Rachel Eliza Griffiths & Paulie Lipman Headline + Open Mic - Thursday, Sept. 8

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word proudly features two extraordinary poets - Rachel Eliza Griffiths (recently featured in Oprah's O Magazine) and Denver's Paulie Lipman. In addition, there will be a 15-slot open mic open to all types of artists.

Hosted by the legendary Nathan P.


Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and a photographer. She is the author of Miracle Arrhythmia, The Requited Distance. Her visual and literary work has been widely published, including in Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, and RATTLE. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Cave Canem Foundation. This year, Griffiths was included in the first ever O magazine poetry issue. Her latest collection of poems, Mule & Pear (New Issues Poetry & Prose) will be released this fall. Currently, she teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. For more info, please visit

Paulie Lipman is a poet/writer/musician/performer out of Denver, CO. He has been a part of 7 Denver Mercury National Slam Teams (including '04's second place and '06's national champions). In addition to extensively touring the U.S. and Canada, he has just put out a poetry w/music album The Obscene Gravity of Silence. His work has appeared in The Legendary, Borderline, and the Write Bloody anthology: The Good Things About America. He is a Libra, enjoys windy walks, and can't wait to meet you. For more info, please visit


When: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (917) 703-1512

Doors Open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm

Showtime @ 7pm

Cover Charge: $10


"The Inspired Word isn't just a series, it's a movement."

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