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t'ai freedom ford & Patrick Rosal

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Bowery Poetry Club

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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


t’ai freedom ford is a New York City high school English teacher, Cave Canem Fellow, and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in No, Dear, The African American Review, Gulf Coast, Vinyl, Muzzle, RHINO, Poetry and others. Her work has also been featured in several anthologies including The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. In 2012 and 2013, she completed two multi-city tours as a part of a queer women of color literary salon, The Revival. In 2014, she was the winner of The Feminist Wire’s inaugural poetry contest judged by Evie Shocklee. She is currently a 2015 Center for Fiction Fellow and the Poetry Project’s 2016 Emerge-Surface-Be Poetry fellow. Winner of the 2015 To the Lighthouse Poetry Prize, her first poetry collection, “how to get over” is available from Red Hen Press. t’ai lives and loves in Brooklyn, but hangs out digitally at: shesaidword.com


Patrick Rosal is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Brooklyn Antediluvian, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He is a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry and a previous Fulbright Fellow. Rosal’s other three books are Boneshepherds, My American Kundiman, a winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, winner of the Asian American Writers Workshop Members’ Choice Award. His writing has appeared in Tin House, New England Review, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Grantland, and many other journals and anthologies. He has also delivered readings and performances at hundreds of venues. He is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden where he directs the MFA Program.

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