Featuring Rebel Poet, Elisabet Velasquez, and Rich Villar
With special guest host Mario J. Pagán
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Elisabet Velasquez is a girl from Bushwick, Brooklyn who writes poems. She is the author of the chapbook PTSD and her work has been published in Muzzle Magazine, Centro Voces and Elephant Journal.
Rebel Poet is a writer, Nuyorican poet, Activist, author, musician, and composer, who was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and partly Raised in Long Island, NY. He is a School Of Poetic Arts 2015 & 2016 alumni. Has featured at Free to Spit, Pohooketry & Grown & Sexy poetry and jazz. Passion filled writers- open mic series, and Smoking Word. Rebel's love for the Arts spills onto the stage and page as his rage honors his ancestors.
Rich Villar is a poet, essayist, and educator originally from Paterson, New Jersey. His first collection of poems, Comprehending Forever (Willow Books, 2014), was a finalist for the International Latino Book Award. He has been quoted on Latinx literature and culture in the New York Times and HBO, and his poems and essays have appeared in Black Renaissance Noire, Radius Lit Mag, Aster(ix) Journal, onstage with Oye Group in Bushwick, and on NPR's Latino USA. He has served as a visiting writer teaching poetry and performance for students from middle school through university, and he teaches for La Sopa, a grassroots program for creative writing education.