Featuring Chocolate Waters and Lisa Wujnovich
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non
Chocolate Waters has been writing and publishing poetry for over four decades. During the second wave of feminism, she was one of the first openly lesbian poets to publish and her contribution has been documented in Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975 (U of Il. Press, Barbara Love, Ed.). Her first three collections: To the man reporter from the Denver Post, Take Me Like A Photograph & Charting New Waters are considered classics of the early women’s movement. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Poetry, a fellowship from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and IN 2006 was awarded a ‘‘fruitie’’ for the best poetry performance in the Fresh Fruit Festival held in Manhattan. Her poetry, which has won many individual awards in addition to being nominated for several Pushcart prizes, is widely published & anthologized. Currently hailed as the ‘‘Poet Laureate of Hell’s Kitchen,’’ Waters is also a pioneer in the art of performance poetry. She has toured throughout the United States, but makes her home in Manhattan where she teaches poetry workshops, tutors individual clients and is often a participant in the New York City poetry circuit. Her latest collection, Bittersweet Resurrection, will be published by Eggplant Press in April, 2019.
Lisa Wujnovich writes poetry and farms at Mountain Dell Farm in Hancock, NY; mountaindellfarmny.com. She has written two chapbooks, Fieldwork, 2012, published by Finishing Line Press, and This Place Called Us, 2008, published by Stockport Flats Press. She also co-edited the anthology, The Lake Rises, poems to and for our bodies of water, 2013, by Stockport Flats Press. Her poems can be read in numerous anthologies and publications. She hosts the poetic collaborative series, Bringing it to the Field, on-site performances at Mountain Dell Farm, honoring farms, in collaboration with poets, musicians, dancers, performance artists, sculptors, culinary artists and healers. She holds a MFA in poetry from Drew University and a BA in drama from Antioch College.