Summer performances in NYC

Posted On June 23rd, 2012

Looks like another spinoff poem based on the trope of “What Teachers Make” is making the rounds of the blogosphere, this one about what firefighters and EMTs make. For what its worth, I remember explicitly giving permission for this one, and I admire its brevity. The author really only kept the best lines.

I’ll be at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City these days in June and July. Sometimes I’ll be the emcee with little time for poetry of my own, and other times I’ll be performing a poem in the open mic or participating more fully. Here are the next three days I’ll be at the Bowery Poetry Club:

Tuesday, June 26th, at 7:00 pm, for NYC-Urbana’s “Decathlon Slam; who knows what poetic ridiculosity I’ll be forced to do?!

Wednesday, June 27th, at 7:00 pm, I’ll be emceeing an evening for the performance poetry podcast Indiefeed with my good friend Ian Khadan at an event called Indifeed Live at the Bowery Poetry Club. We’ve invited six nationally known performance poets to grace the stage for one poem and then sit for a 9-minute interview. It’s a great show.

Tuesday, July 10th, at 7:00 pm, will be the first Northeast Invitational Team Poetry Slam with teams coming from Manchester (NH), Providence (RI), and White Plains (NY) to battle our home team of NYC-Urbana. At stake are bragging rights going into the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte (NC) this summer!

Hope to see you at any or all of these shows. Check my calendar for other shows I’m doing this summer in the Berkshires and beyond.

  1. Hey Taylor – do you plan on attending the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte this summer? My daughter will turn 18 on August 10th and I thought this event would be a really awesome birthday present; she has made it clear she will only go if you will be there 😉


  2. Hey Taylor, i’ve been a classroom teacher for 41 years and i would like your permission to perform your teacher version of “What Do You Make” in a free rap session at my school for the community here. Let me know.

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