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Poetry & Coffee: Friday, June 28, 2019 | WTF POETRY
Private home
Islip, NY
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Poetry & Coffee: Friday, June 28, 2019 | WTF POETRY
This event is in a private home in Islip, NY.  Participants are encouraged to bring a dish for the potluck dinner. Please reserve a ticket and you will be provided with the address and directions.  

This months Poetry & Coffee is for the brave and crazy!  To kick off the summer, 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.  Maybe it's a poem that made you say, "WTF?!?!"  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 about 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 6:30pm-10pm.

BRING A VEGETARIAN DISH TO THE POT LUCK!  Sign up for the dish you are going to bring here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E4BABAD2DA4FE3-poetry

Two ways to participate:  

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.

**If you would like to bring a poem, it is on a first-to-get-a-ticket basis.  (It's like signing up at an open mic.  The earlier you get your ticket, the closer you will be to the top of the list.)  

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 with poems and you do not get to read your poem, I will post it on the Poetry & Coffee website for public discussion.

"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 poetryandcoffeenyc@gmail.com.



Private home
Union Boulevard
Islip, NY 11791
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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