Brooklyn has long been known as having one of the most vibrant poetry scenes in the world, yet there has never been an anthology devoted to celebrating the many contemporary poets who call it home. The Brooklyn Poets Anthology is a landmark collection offering a panoramic snapshot of the Brooklyn poetry community—itself composed of many different communities—emphasizing a variety of voices, aesthetics, and traditions.
Join us for the launch of the anthology on Thursday, April 20, at Smack Mellon in DUMBO. Doors open at 7 PM. $15 advance ticket ($20 door) includes drinks + hors d’oeuvres. $25 advance ticket ($30 door) includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres + your own copy of the book ($25 list price)! Featured readers include Hala Alyan, Timothy Donnelly, Sarah Jean Grimm, Patricia Spears Jones, Debora Kuan, Angel Nafis, David Tomas Martinez, D. Nurkse, Tommy Pico, Arthur Russell, Elisabet Velasquez and Candace Williams.