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Brooklyn Poets Anthology Launch Party

Brooklyn Poets Anthology Launch Party


Brooklyn Arts Press & Brooklyn Poets invite you to join us for the launch of the Brooklyn Poets Anthology on Thursday, April 20, at Smack Mellon in DUMBO. Doors open at 7 PM. $20 ticket includes drinks + hors d'oeuvres. $30 ticket includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres + your own copy of the book ($25 list price). Advance ticket sales have closed, so please purchase your ticket at the door!

Featured readers from the anthology include Timothy Donnelly, Jessica Greenbaum, Sarah Jean Grimm, Patricia Spears Jones, Debora Kuan, David Tomas Martinez, Angel Nafis, D. Nurkse, Arthur Russell, Emily Skillings, Elisabet Velasquez and Candace Williams.

Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in the historic "Boiler Building" in DUMBO (92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201), a 6000-square-foot gallery space across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park with soaring views of the East River waterfront and the Manhattan Bridge. It is ADA compliant. Nearby train stops include the York St F, the High St A/C, the Clark St 2/3, the Court St N/R/W and the Borough Hall 4/5. For more information, call (718) 834-8761.

About the Anthology

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.

Gathered here are 170 poets, including Philip Levine, Bernadette Mayer, Vijay Seshadri, Edward Hirsch, Aracelis Girmay, Martín Espada, Gregory Pardlo, Kimiko Hahn, Tom Sleigh, Lemon Andersen, Kim Addonizio, Patricia Spears Jones, Timothy Donnelly, Tyehimba Jess, Matthea Harvey, Cathy Park Hong, Matthew Rohrer, Dorothea Lasky, Anselm Berrigan, Angel Nafis, Joanna Fuhrman, Leigh Stein, Morgan Parker, Ocean Vuong, Tommy Pico, Wendy Xu, former Brooklyn Poet Laureate D. Nurkse, current Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, and many more.

As the inaugural volume of a new series, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology offers readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the poetry to be found within this historic borough.