Featuring Poets Stephen Motika, Yuyutsu Sharma, Musician Michael Beharie, and Special Guest Kalan Sherrard Come to hear where New York poetry is going, and sign up for one of our 10 OPEN MIC slots. Vote for your favorite poem to be published online the next day at www.thepoetinnewyork.com.
STEPHEN MOTIKA is a poet, publisher, and editor. Motika is the publisher of Nightboat Books. He is the editor of Leland Hickman’s Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009). His first book of poems, “Western Practice” was published by Alice James Books in April 2012. He is the director of public programs, exhibitions, and education at Poets House in New York City.
YUYUTSU SHARMA (http://yuyutsurdsharma.blogspot.com) is South Asia’s leading poet published by Nirala with growing International acclaim. He is currently in New York City as a visiting poet at New York University and has several readings coming up in New York, Colorado , New Mexico and West Coast.
MICHAEL BEHARIE (www.michaelbeharie.com) is a guitarist and composer based in New York city. In addition to his solo efforts, Michael plays in the group Tezeo and composes film scores. Tezeo has published music on Shinkoyo and Dummy records and their debut full-length is coming out on October 8th. Michael has performed at venues including Issue Project Roon, Le Poisson Rouge, Bowery Ballroon, The Stone, Zebulon, The New Museum and Cafe De La Danse.
KALAN SHERRARD (http://enormousface.com) is a controversial figure known for his eccentricity, as well as his love of art and literature and his involvement in both contra-dancing and guerrilla street theater. Kalan and his friends were embroiled in controversy when they put on a performance in front of Mudd in Fall 2008 that entailed vomiting recently-eaten beets. He has lived and dined in both Harkness and Tank, and was also in Kosher Halal coop.