between Houston & Bleecker, F train to Second Ave
or 6 train to Bleecker)
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker)
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker
This is my home slam venue that I attend every Tuesday night that I’m not on performing elsewhere, and if you’re reading this it means that it looks like I will be there on this night! I will not be the featured performer, and I don’t slam anymore (for the most part), but I will always perform at least one poem as part of the open mic, which begins promptly at 7 pm. Admission is $8 (unless it’s the night of especial slam like a theme slam or a semifinal, in which case it might be closer to $10). We’re a quirky and eccentric series, and even though we’ve featured some of the biggest names in poetry—Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, and almost every national slam slam champion—we remain a warm and welcoming venue for all kinds of poetic voices: political, confessional, musical, and spiritual. You are welcome to sign up to be a part of the open mic so long as you know that we don’t ALWAYS have an open mic every week, and signing up is not a guarantee that you’ll get picked. Come ready to see a great show and maybe be a part of it, and you will not be disappointed. All kinds of poetry are welcome. Memorization is not required (but it totally helps!).