15th Annual • Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

15th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

Sunday, November 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Proud to be part of this event:

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.

Subways:
F to Second Avenue
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The 13th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

The 13th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem

Sunday, December 4, 2016  from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

brevitas poets read their best original poems of the year, which are also projected; the new brevitas Anthology is unveiled; books are signed; and literary fun ensues. Poet Donna Masini will read. Followed by a Short Poem (14 lines or less) Open Mic for guests.

Our invited guest—poet, novelist, and professor Donna Masini will read several short poems. Poet, humorist, cartoonist and Guggenheim Fellow Flash Rosenberg and poet and executive chef Carolyn Wells will co-host. Spoken word performances from brevitas poets, an eclectic group of committed writers, including founder of the Bowery Poetry Club Bob Holman, Queens Poet Laureates Maria Lisella and Hal Sirowitz, City Lore Founder Steve Zeitlin and over forty dynamic poet-members, including Sparrow, Ron Kolm, Gerd Stern, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeff Wright and many more.

$10 at the door. Admission includes complimentary copy of the new 2016 brevitas anthology.

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Subways:

F to Second Avenue
F, D to Broadway/ Lafayette
6 to Bleecker Street

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REMINDER: Brevitas Annual Festival of the Short Poem, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

REMINDER:

Brevitas Annual Festival of the Short Poem

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery

New York, NY 10012

Subways:

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Bleecker Street

B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette

brevitas, an online community of over 50 poets, will hold its annual Festival of the Short Poem on Marathon Sunday where the group’s members read their best original poems of the year, which are also projected; the new brevitas Anthology is unveiled; books are signed; and literary fun ensues. Poet and poetry advocate Ed Hirsch is this year’s guest poet and will read from his prolific collection. Poet, humorist, and cartoonist Flash Rosenberg will host. The reading concludes with a Short Poem (14 lines or less) Open Mic for guests.
TICKETS: $10, includes complimentary brevitas Anthology 2015

Brevitas Annual Festival of the Short Poem Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Brevitas Annual Festival of the Short Poem

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery

New York, NY 10012

Subways: 

F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Bleecker Street

B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette

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brevitas, an online community of over 50 poets, will hold its annual Festival of the Short Poem on Marathon Sunday where the group’s members read their best original poems of the year, which are also projected; the new brevitas Anthology is unveiled; books are signed; and literary fun ensues. Poet and poetry advocate Ed Hirsch is this year’s guest poet and will read from his prolific collection. Poet, humorist, and cartoonist Flash Rosenberg will host. The reading concludes with a Short Poem (14 lines or less) Open Mic for guests.
TICKETS: $10, includes complimentary brevitas Anthology 2015

Brevitas 11 Anthology of the Short Poem

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Performed Readings!

Book Release Party!     Short Poem Open Mic!

Host:          Flash Rosenberg • cartoonist, poet, and giraffe-wrangler

Co-founders: Poets Jim Pignetti and City Lore Founder, Steve Zeitlin

$10 admission includes a complimentary copy of  “brevitas 11•anthology of short poems • 2014”

Bowery Poetry Club • 308 Bowery • New York City (between Houston & Bleecker Streets)

www.boweryartsandscience.org/

brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one or two original poems (14 lines max) to the group on the 1st  and 15th of each month. Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin launched brevitas 11 years ago with a small coterie of poet friends. The group has now evolved into a powerful incubator of poetry.

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Dorothy Friedman August  •  Amy Barone  •  Susan Gerardi Bello  •  Maura Candela  •  Claudia Carlson

Patricia Carragon  •  Jan Garden Castro  •  Esther Cohen  •  Steve Dalachinsky  •  Gil Fagiani  •  Christian Garaud

Bob Heman  •  Cindy Hochman  •  Evie Ivy  •  Andrew Kaufman  •  Kit Kennedy  •  Ron Kolm  •  Patrick Lee

Maria Lisella • Tsaurah Litzky  •  Karen Neuberg  •  Helen Peterson  •  Jim Pignetti  •  Leslie Prosterman

Tom Rigney  •  Flash Rosenberg  •  Dorothea Hutton Scher  •  Zev Shanken  •  Hal Sirowitz  •  Ed Smith

Esther K Smith  •  Sparrow  •  Gerd Stern  •  Richard Storm  •  Juanita Torrence-Thompson    •   John J. Trause

Alicia Vasquez  •  Angelo Verga  •  Nathan Versace  •  Carolyn Wells  •  Jeffrey Cyphers Wright  •  Steve Zeitlin