As always, the purpose of this festival has been to liberate poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstores, and coffee shops and their halogen-lit college campuses, and to bring together as many NYC poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, mingle, and collaborate. Fostering an open, accessible, diverse, innovative, fun, and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of The Poetry Society of New York’s mission. While there are still a few entrenched poetry establishments, for many writers and artists, and even the general public, they can seem remote and inaccessible; The Poetry Society of New York aims not only to bridge these gaps, but to unify this city’s poetry community in ways never before thought possible.
So Help KickStart this Shindig! We will have our Unlikely Blond Reporters in Full force and tables sponsored by UndergroundBooks, The New York Browning Society, and Nostrovia! Poetry guarantee that you’ll get a good kick in the pants (and maybe a heartstring tug to the soul!) so come on out and support the New York City Poetry Festival in 2014, God will surely bless you for your goodwill! (and possibly bless you a tankard of ale!)