Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thursday, July 31st! 3Po3try NYC Presents Hot House: A Summer Poetry Extravaganza

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3Po3try NYC Presents Hot House: A Summer Poetry Extravaganza @ Organic Modernism - The Dawning of a New Era in Big Apple Poetry.

Purchase tickets @ http://3po3trynycsummer.eventbrite.com/.

3Po3try NYC is a ground-breaking alliance between three of New York City’s most prominent poetry influences – great weather for MEDIA http://greatweatherformedia.com/(poetry publishing, events, open mics),Poetry Teachers NYC http://www.poetryteachersnyc.com/ (poetry workshops, readings, festivals) and The Inspired Word http://inspiredwordnyc.com/ (poetry open mics, slams, showcases).

Hosted by Aimee Herman.

When: Thursday, July 31

Time: 7-10pm

Where: Organic Modernism
203 North 11th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

General Admission: $10 (you can pay online or at the door)

Donations: Anything you'd like to give

Doors Open at 6:30PM

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Feature Bios:

A poet, playwright, and musician, Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY, in 1954, where he attended Monroe Community College and Empire State College. He has published seven books of poetry, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, which won the 1985 Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and Brutal Imagination, a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in poetry. Running Man, a music-theatre piece Eady co-authored with jazz musician Diedre Murray, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama in 1999. In 2002, Eady’s stage adaptation of Brutal Imagination won the Newsday Oppenheimer Award for the best first play written that year by an American Playwright. Eady is also the co-founder and Vice President of Cave Canem Foundation, an organization dedicated to the advancement of young African-American poets. He has taught poetry and literature at Sweet Briar College, The College of William and Mary, SUNY Stonybrook, Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, The New School University, the 92St Y, City College, American University and The University of Notre Dame, where he also directed its Creative Writing Program. In the fall of 2010, he will join the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia as Professor of English and the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. His band, Rough Magic, can be found @ http://www.corneliuseadyandroughmagic.com/.

Amber Godfrey is an award-winning performer who has worked professionally across Canada and in New York. She has written a short one-woman solo show entitled “DipKid” about her experiences as a Diplomat’s daughter traveling the world. Currently she is exploring ways to expand the format and content of the piece. Theatre credits include: Fires in the Mirror (dir. Jesse Freedman),Mr. Kolpert (Preview of the Arts), RICH (MTYP), Smokescreen (MTYP); And By the Way, Miss...(Theatre Direct - Dora Award), A Streetcar Named Desire (ATF), The Miracle Worker(ATF), The Hobbit (ATF), The Heidi Chronicles (ATC) and The Other Side of the Closet(Montreal Youtheatre). Amber holds a BA in Theatre from Acadia University and is a member of Actors’ Equity.

Najee Omar, a Brooklyn-based writer and performance artist, uses the language of theatre, music, and poetry to create a socially conscious dialogue through interdisciplinary art. He has read and featured at the 2013 Harlem Arts Festival, DUMBO Arts Festival, Performa 13, Au Chat Noir (Paris), and at colleges and universities across the United States. As a teaching artist, he’s turned classrooms into stages by conducting poetry and theatre workshops for inner city teens and high-need youth in schools across the greater New York City and Los Angeles areas. In 2013, he began instructing poetry/creative writing workshops with incarcerated youth on Rikers Island, an initiative that changed the breadth of his work beyond imagination. Najee's mission is to cultivate an audience of deep thinkers and inspire the next generation of change agents, one word at a time.

Anton Yakovlev (http://redwheelbarrowpoets.wordpress.com/anton-yakovlev/) grew up in Moscow, Russia, but moved to the United States in 1996. He studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. Anton lives in Ridgewood, NJ and works as a college textbook editor. His poems have appeared in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and are forthcoming in 823 on High and Instigatorzine.

Nichole Acosta is a multicultural, Brooklyn-based poet heavily influenced by rappers Narubi Selah, Eve, and Missy Elliot, spoken word poets Lemon Andersen, Beau Sia, and Amiri Baraka and comedian Bo Burnham. Though she hated writing as a kid, her English teachers pushed her to love it. She's been performing since the age of 11, and in 2006, she finished in the top 15 out of 500 youth poets in the Urban Word Slam. She's known for both her cutting and positive words, taking on human nature, popular culture, and the challenging nexus between love and relationships. She is the founder/producer of Epic XII, a unique quarterly performance event featuring 12 collaborations between musicians and poets, and is the Director of Community Relations for The Inspired Word. Her first book of poetry, Field of Fireflies, was released in October 2013. Her website can be found @ http://nicholeacosta.wix.com/poetry. Visit Epic XII on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/TheEpic12.

Infinitely curious and hell-bent on painting her world in the brightest colors possible, Audrey Dimola is a born and raised Queens writer/poet/curator, cross-genre collaborator, and ever-intrepid literary explorer. She is the author of "Decisions We Make While We Dream," a poetry and prose collection spanning 2000 to 2012, guerrilla sticker poet of the Compass Project, and founder of reading/live writing series Nature of the Muse. A crusader for Queens culture since her college years, Audrey's local efforts include organizing the first ever Queens Literary Town Hall at Queens Council on the Arts, bringing together the brightest literary lights in her home borough, as well as hosting and curating the nearly 5-hour "MEANWHILE, BACK IN QUEENS…" local program of the Queens Poet Laureate's ETERNiDAY festival at Queens Museum. She devotes her life to the power of artistic expression, aiming always to stay wild and stay grateful. She's a host for The Inspired Word'sWednesday night open mic in Long Island City, Queens. Check out Audrey's website @ http://audreydimola.com/.

Angelo Daniel Giokas is a hybrid painter and aesthetic voyager from Queens, New York. His raw and unique style is the result of his combination of appropriation, collage, mixed media, and visual poetry. He enjoys exploring the synergistic relationships between images, prints, photographs, and magazines, and works in effort to associate artistic process with product, and insight with magical thinking. Though he graduated Cum Laude from Siena College, his artistry and theories were mostly self-taught. His experience studying intermedia art at University of London, Goldsmiths College was the most enriching and inspirational time in his young career. He is an independent artist who has never having been represented by any gallery. Found out more about his interests at www.artbyangelogiokas.com, and follow his work on Instagram @artbyangelogiokas.

A product of the streets of South Philadelphia, Phillip Giambri aka “The Ancient Mariner” obtained his deviant perspective on life listening to Jean Shepherd on WOR radio back in the ‘50s. Fleeing Philly at seventeen, he served in the military, has been an actor, hairstylist, stoner, janitor, writer, drifter, recording engineer, hired hand, poet, traveling salesman, barfly, banker, biker, bronco buster, announcer, mail-order minister, photographer, and “Computer Guru." He arrived in NY City in ’68, joined the Hippie pilgrimage to St. Marks Place, and never left. He’s attended too many schools to mention, studying nearly everything, without ever attaining a degree in anything. He produces and hosts a popular monthly spoken word/poetry event, Rimes of The Ancient Mariner as well as special collaborative events with other artist/performers; most recently the very successful, Barflies & Broken Angels. His website “Ancient Mariner Tales” offers bored web surfers a glimpse into his futile search for self-discovery and meaning. He can be found in downtown NYC, regularly spinning yarns and telling tall tales anywhere that will tolerate him.

The Haiku Guys are a traveling duo of poets who want to write you a haiku, anytime, anywhere. They have turned a hobby of writing #freehaiku for the people they meet on the streets of Brooklyn into a bigger mission of making haiku a thing. Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman, who met at college orientation and turned from friends to brothers to business partners, want to help people communicate in a more mindful way in their everyday lives and think haiku is the means for attaining this shift in the way we intercourse with people every day. They do this by getting hired to write at parties around the U.S. The more parties they attend, the more people they reach face-to-face and write custom haiku on the spot for. Just give them a topic and they'll channel your vision through them into a typewritten haiku. You go home with a poem. Wheather it's a wedding, festival, company party or just a gathering of friends at home, they want to be there, sharing their story and haiku with you and your guests.

Hala Alyan is a Palestinian-American poet whose work has appeared in several journals, including Copper Nickel, Third Coast, and The Journal. Her first full-length poetry collection, “Atrium,” was published by Three Rooms Press in New York City, and was recently awarded the 2013 Arab American Book Award in Poetry. She resides in Manhattan.

Mary McLaughlin Slechta is the author of Wreckage on a Watery Moon (FootHills) and two chapbooks. She’s recently published in The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, Black Magnolias,Worker’s Write, and Red Savina Review. Her adventure series with Night Owl Press is planned for release in 2014. She is the 2014 guest prose editor for I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand.

John Paul Davis is a curator of Page Meets Stage. He was a founding member of Real Talk Avenue, and is the former editor of Bestiary Magazine and Em Literary. His poems have appeared in MUZZLE, WordRiot, Radius, Rattle, The Four Way Review, The Columbia Poetry Review and others. He currently lives in Brooklyn. His website is www.johnpauldavis.org.

Ellen Stedfeld sketches live performances and special events throughout the city. She also writes and illustrates for comics, picture books, and various narrative forms. Keen to encourage others in the arts, Ellen has taught drawing workshops at Enigma Bookstore, and Carmine Street Comics – where she initiated the Storefront Artists Program. You can find her partaking in open mics including The Inspired Word, offering late-night portraits at Rudar Club, or wherever she is welcomed next. For art and updates, visit http://www.ellesaurarts.com/.

Julia Simoniello is an artist and illustrator from Staten Island, New York. She is currently a BFA Illustration student at the School of Visual Arts. 

Host Bio:
Aimee Herman is a performance artist, poet and teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University in Brooklyn, as well as a longtime Inspired Word host. She teaches at Bronx Community College and is a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC, offering affordable poetry workshops and creating spaces for other performers to lift their words off the page. She has been published in various journals and anthologies such as:Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) and The Understanding Between Foxes and Light (great weather for MEDIA). Her full-length book of poems to go without blinking was published in 2012 by BlazeVOX books. She can be found wrapped in caution tape in Brooklyn or at aimeeherman.wordpress.com.



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