Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

The Protagonist: Life Lessons Gleaned From Learning to Read [Poetry]

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Don’t over think it if you don’t have to. Recently I’ve been thinking of something I’ve often heard people say when describing the process of engaging with particularly complex or esoteric poetry. “Let it wash over you.” What does this mean exactly? It means not trying to understand every word or phrase or how it [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Keara Driscoll Serves up Pork and Poetry in Brooklyn

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Occasionally The Protagonist briefly profiles the work and life of a local artist; this is one of those times.  Brooklynite Keara Driscoll waitresses by day and writes poetry…well, whenever she has a spare moment to jot down her thoughts on the scrap of paper she keeps in her pocket. Driscoll has been writing poetry in [&hellip
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The Protagonist: “The Versed” Poetry Podcast is Born

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Rachel Fields          “This podcast is literally our last hope,” jokes Rachel Fields, co-producer of “The Versed” poetry podcast, and healthcare magazine editor. “Seriously though, I have always loved poetry, but I think a lot of people find it scary and stodgy and inaccessible.” “The Versed,” recently featured on The Rumpus’s official Tumblr, [&hellip
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The Protagonist: “Incensed” Featuring Poet David Lehman

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

We often hear creative writers praise each other in and outside their own genres. They frequently shy away from direct, unforgiving critique, even refusing to publicly review any work they don’t admire. Leave that to career critics, they say. They’d rather politely commend other writers’ ingenuity, their…experimentation. Some might say: rightly so — the last [&hellip
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Annual NYC Poetry Festival: A Laid-Back Weekend Literary Retreat

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Books, Posts, Theater, Uncategorized

Where could you go to find parasols, corsets, a homemade merry-go-round plus bubble machine and a kimchi taco truck this weekend? That would be the second annual NYC Poetry Festival, just a quaint ferry ride away, on Governor’s Island. The festival featured several outdoor, makeshift stages scattered throughout a fenced-off, grassy area, where poets and [&hellip
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Summer Wordplay

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

NYC Poetry Festival Picks to perk up your inner literatus By Allen Houston New York shows its literary stripes during the summer months, when every bookstore and bar seems to sweat an author or reading series from its pores. Here are our choices for some of the best events to help you get back in touch with your [&hellip
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City Week: October 14 – October 20

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 Operatic Masterpiece—The Amore Opera presents Pucini’s Tosca, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Connelly Theatre, 220 E. 4th St., 866-811-4111; times vary, $30. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 Hip Hop Theater Festival—The 10th annual HHTF celebrates hip-hop culture with theater, dance, public art and more. [&hellip
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City Week: March 5– March 11

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Friday, March 5 Dynamic Duo—Gina Gibney and David Parker come together for an evening of dances inaugurating Symphony Space’s “Short Form Weave Series.” The two choreographers collaborate on a similar theme with the same composers, but they juxtapose radically different kinetic and aesthetic worlds. Both choreographers worked with Ryan Lott, who was recently named NPR’s [&hellip
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