Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bowery Poetry Club - NYC - 18th Annual New Year's Day Poetry marathon

Place: The Bowery Poetry Club, New York City.
The Date: 1/1/2012
KALEIDOSCOPE:The 18th Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza

I was there for about 2 1/2 or 3 hours. I lost track of time.
The good: Laphroig 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky at the bar, as well as other goodies.
The good: Some terrific poetry and some fine performances
The good: decent lighting so despite generally difficult photographic conditions, I still could shoot without needing a flash.
The good: Lots of titles for sale, with the ever pleasant Joanne Pagano in charge of the table.
The good: There were Unbearables there, some of whom I heard read: Thad Rutkowski; Jill Rapaport; Ron Kolm and at least one whose name I don't know. Some I didn't hear and I don't know if they read: Jim Feast; Susan Yung; others I didn't see.

The bad: no food. The café is closed for now.
The bad: it was a bit warm in the bar area.
The bad: a bit noisy in the back, and very crowded - which I guess is also good because it's nice to see that many people out to hear some poetry on what was really a very lovely New Year's Day in New York City.

The very bad: some of the poetry was very bad. I mean very very bad. And you had to sit through it to get to the good.

I took a lot of pictures. For the most part I was able to get two frames worth showing of everyone that was on during the time I was in the audience, which was not the entire 2+ hours I was there. The photos are in the order I took them.

I don't know who most of these people are. If you see yourself and you want me to add your name, post a comment or email me, or whatever.

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used the word androgyne

Hates small talk

Thad Rutkowkski
Thad Rutkowski

Jill Rapaport

Jill Rapaport

Ron Kolm

Ron Kolm

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