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The New York City Poetry Festival

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great weather is proud to be a sponsor of the fabulous New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Find us at our vendor tent the whole weekend. We have a featured reading on Saturday, 2:00 -2:30 pm, on the White Horse Stage with Steve Dalachinsky, Sergio G. Satélite, melissa christine goodrum, and Michelle Whittaker.

JULY 28TH & 29TH

14,000 PEOPLE. 


We'll be selling books and tee-shirts at our vendor table - and we are thrilled to showcase our hot-off-the-press anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums.

Submissions for our next anthology are open October 15 2018 to January 15 2019. 


Governors Island is accessible by three ferries, one leaving from Manhattan ($3 roundtrip), one leaving from Brooklyn ($3 roundtrip), and one that makes several stops along the East River ($2.75 each way).

The Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries are both operated by Governors Island, and you can find the complete, up-to-date ferry schedules for each route on their website

The Manhattan Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, New York, NY. The Ferry landing is immediately east of the Staten Island Ferry (but not the same building). It is at the very southern tip of Manhattan and easily accessible from the 1,4,5,N,R,J or Z trains.

The Brooklyn Ferry disembarks from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street). It is accessible via the R,2,3,4,5 trains and the B23, B65, B61 buses.

The East River Ferry is operated by NYC Ferry. A complete, up-to-date ferry schedule listing the locations of all stops is available on their website.

Here is a link to a downloadable PDF map of Governors Island that shows you the walking routes from each of the ferry landings on the island to Colonel's Row. 

Our readers for Saturday at 2:00 pm, White Horse Stage:

Poet /collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. He is the recipient of an Acker Award for poetry and in 2014 was honored with a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. In addition, his collection The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. great weather for MEDIA is proud to publish his new collection, Where Night and Day Become One: The French Poems.

melissa christine goodrum’s poetry can be found in numerous journals and anthologies. - including Suitcase of Chrysanthemums. A collection of her poetry, definitions uprising, is available thanks to NYQ Books. Her literary experiences include co-editor of The Brooklyn Review, designer / publisher / editor of Cave Canem’s “Writing Down the Music” and “Letters to the Future,” co-president of the Cambridge Poetry Awards, and recipient of a Zora Neale Hurston Award from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. 

Born in Santo Domingo, Sergio G. Satélite moved to New York City in his mid-teens to become a Calvinist preacher, an undocumented mime, a factory worker, a Spanish interpreter and a student of analytic philosophy. For Sergio, each poem is a kind of slow, heavily salted exorcism, or something like a spiritual push-up. Examples of his work are forthcoming in LiVE MAG!, Local Knowledge, and Breadcrumbs Mag. Find him also in our brand new anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums.

Michelle Whittaker is a poet and musician. Surge, her debut poetry collection was published by great weather for MEDIA in 2017 and was Finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Vinyl, Narrative, Southampton Review, Transitions Magazine, and other publications. She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and Cave Canem Fellowship. Michelle is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University, Long Island.



Earlier Event: July 22
Spoken Word Sundays NYC
Later Event: July 29
Spoken Word Sundays NYC