308 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one or two original, short poems (14 lines max) to each other on the 1st and 15th of each month – to nurture new work and invite constructive feedback.
This Festival is the once-a-year splurge when we publicly gather to perform and project our favorite poems of the year, plus celebrate publication of the 2018 Brevitas Anthology of the Short Poem.
Featured poets include Bowery Poetry Club founder Bob Holman, Queens Poets Laureate Maria Lisella and Hal Sirowitz, City Lore Founder Steve Zeitlin, Sparrow, Ron Kolm, Steve Luttrell, Richard Storm, Patricia Carragon, John J. Trause, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeff Wright and over FORTY more dynamic and diverse poet-members. Poet-member Gil Fagiani will be specially honored in memoriam. Poet-member/cartoonist Flash Rosenberg will host. Followed by a brief Open Mic.
Cofounders Steve Zeitlin and Jim Pignetti launched brevitas 15 years ago for cozy circle of poet friends. The group has ebulliently expanded and evolved into a powerful incubator of new poetry.