Poetry & Coffee: monday, september 26, 2016 | BACK TO SCHOOL POEMS
This month's Poetry & Coffee is for the brave and crazy! It's back-to-school time and we are celebrating poems that you read over and over and just never understood. Maybe that means everyone else loved it but you just never did. Maybe it means that there were lines in it that you found baffling or opaque. Maybe it's a poem that got lots of recognition but you could never understand why. Maybe it's a poem that you just could not find one thing in to identify with. Maybe it's a poem that you find extremely difficult to read closely and would benefit from a group reading of it. Bring a poem that you never understood! Interpret the theme broadly. There is no wrong poem. All are welcome! **The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work.**
Poetry & Coffee is a simple concept. It's a group of people who get together over food and drinks, each bringing a poem of their choice to read and discuss. **The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work.** Please bring 20 copies of the poem to share with the group.
We read, we talk. Simple as that. And that is where the simplicity ends, as each Poetry & Coffee gathering takes on a life of its own and consistently becomes magical beyond all expectation.
Tickets are free but you must have one to attend. Event is from 6pm-9pm. (Kitchen closes at 7pm but coffee/tea and pastries are available till 9pm.)
NEW TICKETING METHOD: If you would like to bring a poem, it is on a first-to-get-a-ticket basis. The earlier you reserve your ticket, the higher up on the list you will be. We have time to read 7 poems at each Poetry & Coffee. If someone signs up to bring a poem but does not show, the person next on the list will read their poem. If there are more than 7 people and you do not get to read your poem, I will post it on the Poetry & Coffee website for public discussion.
Two types of tickets:
Read Poem / Discussion You bring a poem to read to the group and bring photocopies to share. You also participate in the discussion.
Discussion Only You participate in the discussion of the poems. You can also just listen, if you wish.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Please purchase at least one item to kindly support our venue but, if you can't, come anyway. YOU are more important than your money.
11-18 46th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101
1 1/2 blocks from the G train 21 Street- Van Alst Station
Menu: soups, salads, Buddha bowls, sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, tea, beverages.
"I have tried to remember throughout that poetry is made by flesh-and-blood human beings. It is a bloody art. It lives on a human scale and thrives when it is passed from hand to hand." - Edward Hirsch
For more info, please email email@example.com.
11-18 46th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|