Poetry Grows In Park Slope
The Brownstone Poets Presents:
Amber Atiya, Stephen Bluestone and Robert Gibbons
Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.
57 Seventh Ave. (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217(718) 622-2800
2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.
$4 donation + food/beverage – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Amber Atiya is an electrifying presence in the New York poetry scene, with an intense body of work that slices fresh emotional grooves on stage and page. Her work has appeared in Tribes Magazine, Drunken Boat, and Coloring Book, an anthology of multicultural writers. She was a
participant in the 2012 Poets House Emerging Poets Residency Program and is a member of a women’s writing group, currently celebrating it’s tenth-year anniversary.
Stephen Bluestone was born in New York City. His earliervolume The Laughing Monkeys of Gravitywas nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. The Flagrant Dead,his latest book, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called “original and beautiful” by Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson has called the same volume “delightful and astonishing.” Stephen Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, two Hopwood Prizes, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren Competition, in addition to an NEH Award, a Pushcart Prizes Special Mention, and other awards.
Robert Gibbons moved to New York City in the summer of 2007 in search of his muse-Langston Hughes. Robert has featured in New York, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Florida. Moreover, Robert has been published in Uphook Press, Three Rooms Press, Stain Sheets, The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse, Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, Palm Beach Post, and recently was produced on CD called Brain Ampinthrough Hydrogen Jukebox, a poetry series produced through the Cornelia Street Café. Additionally, Robert has taken classes with Cave Canem and the 92Y and has studied under master poets such as: Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, KImiko Hahn, Nathalie Handal, and Linda Susan Jackson.