Once again, Governor's Island is the setting for the annual Poetry Society of New York Poetry Festival. This years event promises to be even more thrilling than the 2012 fest. The lineup includes Lara Glenum, Cornelius Eady, Catherine Wagner, CA Conrad, Paul Legault, Todd Colby, Anne Waldman, Geoffrey Nutter, Andrew Durbin, Miguel Algarin, J. Hope Stein, Bob Holman, Cathy Park Hong among others.
The organizers have lined up over 50 poetry organizations and 200 poets on its three stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craftmakers will sell their wares; the 3rd annual Ring of Daisies open mic;THE POETRY BROTHEL tent; a boozy area sponsored by BROOKLYN BREWERY, THE BROOKLYN SALSA COMPANY, and THE ABBEY in Brooklyn; healthy and delicious food options including THE MUD TRUCK, THE PALENQUE COLUMBIAN FOOD TRUCK, MORRIS GRILLED CHEESE, EVERYTHING ABOUT CREPES, and BIG D’S GRUB TRUCK; a spontaneous generation house where we’ll be writing collaborative poems; and, of course, the Children’s Festival at NYCPF, this year sponsored by WRITOPIA!
Governors Island, Colonel’s Row FREE (Suggested Donation $10)
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