Featuring Abigail Kirby Conklin, Yesenia Guerra, and Jose Lopez
Guest-hosted by the Poets Settlement
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Abigail Kirby Conklin lives and works in New York City, where she is a writer, education developer, and program manager. Her work has been featured with various publications/projects, including The Lampeter Review, Flumes Literary Journal, and Indolent Books’ What Rough Beast series.
Yesenia Guerra is the author of a book entitled A Hike of the Self published in 2016. She resides in uptown Manhattan but is a Jersey girl at heart. She teaches Spanish at a high school in the Bronx. She can be found befriending the local neighborhood cats.
Jose Lopez is a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in Brooklyn NY. His poetry combines hip-hop, bachata, romanticism, and magic that can only be found running through the streets of Bushwick underneath the above-ground subway that blocks the stars he loves to see at night. He turned his love of words into a career as an English Language Arts teacher and part-time teaching artist.
From the beginning, the Poets Settlement has fostered a welcoming environment for poets and those drawn to poetry. By looking to and establishing relationships with our local community of writers, we've developed a homegrown, welcoming space for artists to share their work. As we grow and expand, it is with utter zeal that we look to expand more in the future, and bring new voices to the stage with open arms.