Featuring Eliel Lucero and Brian VanRemmen
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Brian VanRemmen has been writing poetry for over 20 years. While balancing a full-time involvement in rugby with life as a cubicle jockey, he co-founded Hip Pocket Books, a small independent press, in order to publish books for himself and community. His four poetry titles are Notes from a Neophyte (Not a Manifesto), The Optimist, Absurdity & Speed, and Temporary Author. The Optimist and Absurdity & Speed also include collages he created to give each book a narrative arc and context for the materials of the poem. In NYC in 2013, Brian co-founded DenimSkin, a literary and art review, which published 5 issues consisting of poetry, black-and-white art and photography, short stories and flash fiction, amongst other strange tales and vignettes. In 2018, Brian plans to publish a book of poetry titled Failure’s Finest Moment. He appreciates the community of poets and artists in NYC, especially David and GWFM, and finds it essential to continue to work together to create, share and celebrate each other’s art inspired by this great city.