Two old friends meet again who could occupy either page or stage! Hosted by Steven Willis.
"Where the Pulitzer Prize meets the Poetry Slam." We are now BACK where we started over a decade ago: The Bowery Poetry Club! Two poets take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists. Visit www.PageMeetsStage.com for the full schedule of who is meeting whom each month. Pairings occur on the fourth Sunday of every month from September through November. We typically take June, July, and August off. We are now ALL AGES! NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE AFTER NOON ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW.
Doors open at 5:45 pm
Show starts at 6:00 pm
Show ends before 7:30 pm
Join us for poet, author, and essayist Patrick Rosal’s residency in the Park, from October 3-8.
Make sure to pick up a free poster in the Park, featuring exclusive images provided by Rosal and his artist residency schedule.
Wednesday, October 4, 5-7pm – Rehearsal
Thursday, October 5, 5-7pm – Artist talk
Friday, October 6, 5-7pm – Rehearsal
Saturday, October 7, 2-3:30pm/4-6pm – Artist talk/Performance
Sunday, October 8, 3-5pm – Performance
Josiah McElheny’s Prismatic Park will be on view from June 13-October 8. Prismatic Park will be used by three art non-profit organizations—Blank Forms, Danspace Project, and Poets House—to realize new and exciting works. When not occupied by resident artists, the public can access the exhibition as a platform for their own creativity. Look out for a free weekly poster available in the Park.
(TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE COME BACK TO THIS PAGE OR MADISON SQUARE PARK LINK FOR UPDATES)
As if the Black imagination had hit a low point between Reconstruction and the Great Migration, the period between 1890 and 1920 has been called “the nadir” of African American history. But what if this era of Black culture was left out of history in order to preserve the American fantasy of imperialism and expansionism? What if, as a result of the distortion of the story of the Philippine-American War (c.1898-), Filipino and Filipino American history was lost along with its Black counterparts as well as crucial instances in which Black folks and Filipinos engaged in correspondence, mutual seeing, and the kinds of collaboration that threaten the white supremacist myths of the state? And how do we see each other in the 21st century? Are we now complicit in the forgetting?
In this talk, Patrick Rosal will discuss figures of the twentieth century like W.E.B. Dubois, Carter G. Woodson, Thomas Edison, and soldier-composer-conductor Walter H. Loving. Lecture material will be drawn from a prose book-in-progress about his mother’s arrival in America during the Civil Rights Era.
The Philadelphia Premier of A Late Style of Fire, a documentary about the poet Larry Levis. Followed by a panel discussion on race, class, and literary communities featuring Jacob Winterstein, Kirwyn Sutherland, Cindy Arrieu-King and Patrick Rosal.
This event is free and open to the public, must show an ID to get in the building
Entrance to the Bonnell Building is on 17th Street, on the east side of the street, just south of Spring Garden. The Bonnell Auditorium is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
This event is organized by Community College of Philadelphia's Diversity Council and is co-sponsored by Drop the Mic, CCP's Creative Writing program, Philalalia, and Thread Makes Blanket press.
The struggle to topple Confederate statues around the country is a challenge to rewrite the textbook version of American history we’re supposed to believe in. Poets Patrick Rosal, Bao Phi, and Sokunthary Svay confront nationalist mythology with lyrical odes to the America we struggle against, and the one being built through struggle. Patrick Rosal—who the Academy of American Poets honored for writing the best book of poetry of the year—uncovers forgotten multi-racial histories through his family’s journey from the Phillipines to Brooklyn. Bao Phi and Sokunthary Svay trace their arrival into Minneapolis and the Bronx as refugees. They speak into existence defiant new American imaginaries, inspired by hip hop and the invisibilized Asian American urban poor. Come through!
RESERVE A SEAT!
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The New Salon is an exciting national series where a featured poet reads for 30 minutes and then participates in a 20-minute sit-down Q&A discussion. After the Q&A, there is a book-signing/reception. Past readers for The New Salon at NYU have included Jorie Graham, Claudia Rankine, Charles Simic, Yusef Komunyakaa, Edward Hirsch, Nikky Finney, and Lucie Brock-Broido.
The Loft presents Patrick Rosal and Elissa Altman as they discuss elements of craft in writing. Patrick will read from his latest work, a book of poems entitled Brooklyn Antediluvian, and Elissa will read from her forthcoming memoir Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw before settling in to elaborate on matters of craft, inspiration, history, and politics, and how they converge in the mind of a writer intent on telling her or his story.
• Regular: $15.00
• Member: $13.50
(The first of two events I'll be doing at The Loft Center this week.)
Saturday, Nov. 5th, 8pm in Hollywood. $10 at the door.
Dirty Laundry Lit: O
& Patrick Rosal
Hosted by Jeff Eyres
Live Set by DJ Thing
Produced by: Natashia Deon
Thursday, October 20th
Gelman Library Room 702
Join the GW English department for our latest edition of the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series featuring Patrick Rosal, the author of 4 full-length poetry collections
What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.
Mark your calendars! On September 18th Sunday Salon returns for the fall season to welcome four outstanding writers and poets to the stage. Join us after your trek to the Brooklyn Book Festival to celebrate beautiful new books and relish an exquisite union of prose and poetry. The fall kickoff event starts at 7pm at Jimmys no. 43.
Natashia Deón is the recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and was recently named one of L.A.'s "Most Fascinating People" by L.A. Weekly. A writer, lawyer and law professor, she is also the creator of the popular L.A.-based reading series Dirty Laundry Lit. Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, Buzzfeed, The Rattling Wall, B O D Y, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, Asian American Lit Review, and other places. Her debut novel, GRACE (Counterpoint Press) is out now.
Detroit native Tyehimba Jess’ first book of poetry, leadbelly, was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU alumnus, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000 – 2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TEDxNashville Conference. Olio, his second collection, is out now (Wave Books). Jess is an Associate Professor of English at College of Staten Island.
Angela Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, an Indie Next selection and winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Palm was awarded the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Axinn Foundation Fellowship in Narrative Nonfiction. Her work has been published in Ecotone, At Length Magazine, Brevity, Paper Darts, and elsewhere. She lives in Vermont, where she works as a developmental editor, and teaches creative writing at Champlain College and the New England Young Writers' Conference.
Patrick Rosal is the author of four books of poetry including the most recent collection Brooklyn Antediluvian, which Publishers Weekly calls “an earth-shattering performance.” His poems and essays have appeared in New England Review, Grantland, the New York Times, Best American Poetry and the Breakbeat Poets Anthology. A dynamic performer who has appeared in Europe, Africa, Asia and throughout the Americas, he is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers-Camden.
Poets Beth Bachmann (Do Not Rise), Reginald Dwayne Betts (Bastards of the Reagan Era), Cynthia Cruz (How the End Begins), and Patrick Rosal (Brooklyn Antediluvian) discuss what’s at stake in their work, and what it means to give the personal a public life on the page. Moderated byMary Gannon of the Academy of American Poets.
Location: North Stage
Each year, festival authors participate in panel discussions or moderated readings, which makes for a lively exchange of ideas. All panels are followed by book sales and a signing. Extraordinary authors and artists have graced the festival stages including Terrance Hayes, Pete Hamill, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mark Strand, George Packer, Rita Dove, Paul Pope, Salman Rushdie, and Walter Mosley, in addition to significant emerging and mid-career authors.
PHILALALIA is a FREE three-day celebration that brings together poets, printmakers, book artists, paper-makers, comics poetry artists, publishers, & arts enthusiasts to showcase, perform, & sell their work.
WHERE: Tyler School of Art, on the main campus of Temple University
WORKSHOPS IN FICTION, NONFICTION, AND POETRY
JUNE 6-23, 2016
Discover the writer's life in New York City. This intensive three-week program provides a supportive yet challenging atmosphere in which to develop as a writer, whether you are embarking on a new writing project or developing a work-in-progress. You and your peers share and critique one another's ongoing projects in a daily writing workshop moderated by a member of The New School's distinguished writing faculty. Instructors also provide detailed written feedback on all work submitted. In the evenings, our literary salons bring notable writers into conversation with the students and faculty of the colony.
Gojjo Restaurant, West Philly, 4540 Baltimore Ave, 2nd Floor
I'm happy to invite you to a celebration of the publication of my new book Brooklyn Antediluvian. I'll read from the book and we'll have a little music before and after. I'll have books for sale (Please bring cash, as I don't have one of those swipe things.)
Gojjo has a cash bar downstairs and good Ethiopian food (the Ethiopian cheesesteak and Vegetable platter among my favorites on the menu).
The New School Auditorium (Alvin Johnson / J.M. Kaplan Hall)
The author of thirteen books of poetry, Jean Valentine continues to delight and surprise new readers and adoring fans. As Adrienne Rich proclaimed, Valentine’s “is a poetry of the highest order, because it lets us into spaces and meanings we couldn't approach in any other way.” Hear these poems read by poets they continue to inspire, including Michael Burkard, Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay,Jody Gladding, David Hinton, Joan Larkin, Anne Marie Macari, Jane Mead, Elizabeth Metzger, Dennis Nurkse, Mary Ruefle, Patrick Rosal, Gerald Stern, Brian Teare and Ocean Vuong.
Reading with Ross Gay and Aracelis Girmay
With Willie Perdomo and Christina Olivares
Across the enforced borders of race and place, five authors discuss centuries-old fantasies about labor, class, gender, immigration, the body, and sovereignty. These writers, from the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, share a history of American invasion and rule. Their writing reveals mostly untapped or simply ignored versions of US history. In short, their richly varied work can be seen together. In fact, such richness can make America see its secret self.