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August 25, 2010 – Regie Cabico

Reggie Cabico

Regie Cabico is well-known in the New York City area for his slam poetry and as a standup comedian.  He won the 1993 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and took top prizes in the 1993, 1994, and 1997 National Poetry Slams.

He has received three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry and Performance Art and received the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award presented by Poets & Writers.

He co-edited Poetry Nation: A North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (Vehicule Press, 1998) and his work appears in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Spoken Word Revolution, among other anthologies.

He has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and his plays have been produced at the Humana Theater Festival, Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, Dixon Place, Theater Offensive, and the Kennedy Center Play Lab.

He is also a former artist-in-residence for NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and presently works as the Artistic Director of Sol & Soul in Washington, DC.  There’s tons more – touring with Lollapaluza, and a herd of publications. Come out and hear this funny, enterprising and entertaining poet and performer!

 
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August 18, 2010 – Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas is a widely published poet, performer, teacher and advocate of the arts. The author of two poetry collections and one book on writing for youth and teachers, she has read her work throughout the United States. She’s been a member of three Connecticut National Poetry Slam teams and in 1998 was a member of the U.S. team that traveled to Sweden.

Much of her energy and time is devoted to designing and teaching writing programs for schools and organizations in many parts of the country. These programs promote literacy and the power of written and spoken word. As an outstanding advocate of youth in the arts, Elizabeth Thomas is a coach and organizer with Brave New Voices: International Youth Poetry Slam and Festival. She is also the founder of UpWords Poetry, a company dedicated to promoting programs for young writers and educators, based on the belief that poetry is meant to be heard out loud and in person.

 
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August 11, 2010 – Leslie McGrath

Leslie McGrath

Leslie McGrath is a widely published poet and a former managing editor of Drunken Boat , an online journal of the arts. “My poetry is informed by my training in clinical psychology, as well as a background in Spanish language literature,” she said.

Her poetry has appeared in Agni online, Alimentum, Beloit Poetry Journal, DIAGRAM, Poetry Ireland, and elsewhere. Her literary interviews have appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle and on public radio. Winner of the 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, her first collection of poetry, Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage, was published by Main Street Rag Press (2009.) She is also the editor, along with Ravi Shankar, of Radha Says, the posthumous poetry collection of Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat Press. A chapbook, Toward Anguish was published by the Providence Athenaeum, 2007.

Read her poem How To Wolf A Cook on Poetry Liner Notes

 
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August 4, 2010 – Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

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Timothy Robbins is a musician and poet from White Plains, NY. He graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in English Language, and had several works published in a student-run annual literary magazine there. He began performing poetry while studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Upon return back to the States, he moved into Danbury and joined the ranks of the Wednesday Night Poets.  A versatile and well traveled poet, Tim also  plays bass for the ska/punk band Strange Creatures based out of Westchester.  He says that most of his work will “correlate between
the two worlds” in which he has lived: NY and South Africa, and “delving into the concepts of home and spontaneous circumstance.”

He has a blog: The Consequences of Spontaneity. Check it out!

 
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