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Spoken Word Sundays NYC

  • The Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street New York (map)
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Featuring authors from EXOT Books: Meredith Bergman, R. Nemo Hill, Jane Ormerod, John Marcus Powell, and Adriana Scopino

Plus open mic


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

EXOT BOOKS is a small press devoted to travel in the broadest possible sense. Arthur Rimbaud wrote towards the end of his life, in a letter to his mother: “The world is very large and full of magnificent lands which could not be visited in a thousand lifetimes.” And yet there are forms of travel that allow one to leave one’s own world for another without moving anything but the mind—that allow one to travel not only through space and time but also, with a map of language in hand, through the experience of another.  The great Victorian explorer Sir Richard F. Burton claimed that “a traveler’s legs are like blossoming branches, and he himself grows and gathers the fruit.” EXOT BOOKS is devoted to this ideal of the shared fruits of travel.

Meredith Bergmann is a sculptor and writer. Her public monuments can be seen in Boston and New York. Her publications include Barrow Street, Contemporary Poetry Review, Hopkins Review, Hudson Review, LightMezzo Cammin, New CriterionRaintown Review, Tri Quarterly Review and the anthologies Hot Sonnets and Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle. She was poetry editor of American Arts Quarterly from 2006-2017. Her chapbook A Special Education was published in 2014 by EXOT Books. She will teach a 3 day workshop on ekphrastic poetry at the Poetry by the Sea conference in Madison, CT in May 2019.

R. Nemo Hill is the editor and publisher of EXOT BOOKS. He is the author of a novel, Pilgrim’s Feather (Quantuck Lane); a book-length poem based on an H.P Lovecraft story, The Strange Music of Erich Zann (Hippocampus Press); a chapbook, Prolegomena To An Essay On Satire (Modern Metrics); and two collections of poems, When Men Bow Down and In No Man’s Ear (Dos Madres Press, 2016). His book of ghazals and photographs, Magellan's Reveries is imminent from Dos Madres Press. 

Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press), and the chapbook 11 Films (EXOT Books). Her work also appears in publications including From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American DreamFLAPPERHOUSEMaintenant, Marsh Hawk Press ReviewPost (BLANK),Sensitive Skin, and Paris Lit Up. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on unpredictable poetry and prose. 

John Marcus Powell is a poet and an actor. He is the author of the chapbook, Loony Lovers, as well as two full-length poetry, Glorious Babe and Veil On, Veil Off, all from EXOT BOOKS. He has been featured on stage in Britain and America, and has also appeared in some fabulously obscure American horror movies. He hails from Wales, but has lived in London, Paris, Rome, Algeria, and for the past twenty-five years in New York City.

Adriana Scopino is a graduate of Drew University's Master of Fine Arts in Poetry and Translation. A chapbook of her poetry, Let Me be Like Glass, was published by EXOT BOOKS. In 2017 her translation of My Mother, Resurrected by Argentinian poet Fabián Casas was published by Calypso Editions.

Earlier Event: March 3
Spoken Word Sundays NYC
Later Event: March 17
Spoken Word Sundays NYC