EVENT DETAILS

Fri, Apr 20 | Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

SLOW SLAM POETS! Poetry Jam!

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2018, 7:00 PM
Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

The  Recovery Lounge is excited to announce the impressive line-up of  talented performers eager to travel from NYC to share their word energy  with the North Country community. Slow Slam- a unique style  sprung from the NYC slam poetry scene but crafted through literary  cognition makes the Slow Slam Poets some of the most exciting and unique  voices in the NYC poetry scene. Open mic for local writers will happen at the end. Shane  O’Hanlon is a humanitarian aid worker on staff with Doctors Without  Borders while also a fellow at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. His  poems have been published by Great Weather for Media, The Poet in New  York, 4 Arts Block, Blue Minaret, and the Peace Corps Voices from the  Field Anthology. His travel and work within disaster contexts informs  his writing-- the U.S. is included in that category. Craig Kite  is a poet from New York City and CEO of Mad Gleam Press LLC and Mad  Gleam Indie Books & Records Shop. He is currently grand slam  champion of Staten Island and is on the advanced slam team competing at  the National Poetry Slam in Chicago in 2018. Nominated for a Pushcart  Prize by Great Weather For MEDIA in 2016, his poems can be read in  various publications based in New York and Paris. Sophie Malleret  writer/performer originally from Paris read her poetry at Howl  Festival, Bowery Poetry, Nuyorican Café, Amherst Library, Reuben  Foundation and in Europe—last year in Paris,Marseille, at Poetry  Festivals in Prague, Brussels & Rotterdam. She is currently  developing her bilingual French/English poems. Her poems have been  published in Vlak, Maintenent, and the forthcoming Great Weather for  MEDIA Anthology. She is also involved in film/theatre. Rachael Richman makes theater and poems and songs. She is excited to visit Upper Jay, and grateful for the opportunity. Sergio  G. Satelite: Born in Santo Domingo, Sergio Satélite moved to NYC in his  mid-teens to become a Calvinist preacher, an undocumented mime, a  factory worker, a Spanish interpreter and a student of analytic  philosophy. For Sergio, each poem is a kind of slow, heavily salted  exorcism, or something like a spiritual push-up. Sergio has been  featured at La Casita (Lincoln Center Out of Doors), GAMBA Forest, Arlo  Hotel, Local Knowledge Reading Series, Breadcrumbs and Great Weather for  Media. Some of his work is forthcoming in Great Weather For Media, LiVE  MAG!, Local Knowledge and BreadcrumbsMag. Michelle Whittaker's  poems have been published in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker,  Narrative, and other publications. She was awarded a Cave Canem Poetry  Fellowship, Pushcart Special Mention and recently a 2017 New York State  Foundation of Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her collection, , was recently  released by great weather for Media. Anton Yakovlev's latest  poetry collection is Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017). His poems  have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Amarillo Bay,  Prelude, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and elsewhere. The Last  Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin,  is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books. He is the current Education  Director at Bowery Poetry Club and a co-host of the Carmine Street  Metrics reading series in Manhattan. He has also written and directed  several short films, including 12 Scenes From a Relationship, in which  he had a cameo as Antichrist Porphyro, Archbishop of the Second Satanic  Church of Baltimore.