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Spoken Word Sundays NYC

  • The Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)
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Featuring Tsaurah Litzky, Mario “Poncé” Pagán, and John W. Snyder

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

Plus open mic


$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.

Tsaurah Litzky, a long time trendsetter in the margins, is a widely published writer of poetry, fiction, erotica, memoir and commentary. However, poetry is her heart. Her publications include the poetry collections, Baby On The Water (Long Shot Press) and Cleaning The Duck (Bowery Books) as well as fifteen chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook is a book of yoga poems, Full Lotus (NightBallet Press). Her writing has been included in numerous anthologies among them the Best American Erotica series eight times, all the Unbearables anthologies including most recently From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream, as well as The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker (great weather for MEDIA), UP IS UP BUT SO IS DOWN, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Jews: A Peoples History of the Lower East Side Volumes 1 & 3), Bowery Women Poems. Her novella The Motion of the Ocean, was published by Simon & Schuster as part of Three The Hard Way, a series erotic novellas edited by Susie Bright. Tsaurah’s most recent publication is the book Flasher: A Memoir published by Unbearables/Autonomedia. Tsaurah lives on the Brooklyn waterfront where she can see the Statue of Liberty, icon of Free Women everywhere, from her kitchen window. 

Mario “Poncé” Pagán  is founding member of the Titere Poets. A writing collective that explores the boundaries of masculinity, vulnerability and male trauma. He is the guy in every Boricua neighborhood that everybody knows: commenting on people, politics, the news, the hood rumors, the universe's mysteries, and stories from the past. Mario follows in  the tradition of Nuyorican and Black arts movement. Mario has featured at Capicu Culture People's open mic, the Loisaida Community Center: ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York, The NYC Poetry Festival, Boricua College, the Queensboro Lit-Crawl and a 3 time feature and has hosted for Great Weather for Media. He is a LaSopa NYC alumni. His work has been published on Sofrito for your soul.

John W. Snyder is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet from Staten Island. He is also a member of the 2018 Advanced Slam team. He has recently published a chapbook with NYSAI Press Where the Knife Landed. His work can also be found in postPorn from Mad Gleam Press, and on In Between Hangovers.

Earlier Event: September 16
Brooklyn Book Festival
Later Event: September 23
Spoken Word Sundays NYC