Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
SLOW SLAM POETS! Poetry Jam!
The Recovery Lounge is excited to announce the impressive line-up of talented performers eager to travel from NYC to share their word energy with the North Country community.
Slow Slam- a unique style sprung from the NYC slam poetry scene but crafted through literary cognition makes the Slow Slam Poets some of the most exciting and unique voices in the NYC poetry scene.
Open mic for local writers will happen at the end.
Shane O’Hanlon is a humanitarian aid worker on staff with Doctors Without Borders while also a fellow at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. His poems have been published by Great Weather for Media, The Poet in New York, 4th Arts Block, Blue Minaret, and the Peace Corps Voices from the Field Anthology. His travel and work within disaster contexts informs his writing-- the U.S. is included in that category.
Craig Kite is a poet from New York City and CEO of Mad Gleam Press LLC and Mad Gleam Indie Books & Records Shop. He is currently grand slam champion of Staten Island and is on the advanced slam team competing at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago in 2018. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Great Weather For MEDIA in 2016, his poems can be read in various publications based in New York and Paris.
Sophie Malleret writer/performer originally from Paris read her poetry at Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry, Nuyorican Café, Amherst Library, Reuben Foundation and in Europe—last year in Paris,Marseille, at Poetry Festivals in Prague, Brussels & Rotterdam. She is currently developing her bilingual French/English poems. Her poems have been published in Vlak, Maintenent, and the forthcoming Great Weather for MEDIA Anthology. She is also involved in film/theatre.
Rachael Richman makes theater and poems and songs. She is excited to visit Upper Jay, and grateful for the opportunity.
Sergio G. Satelite: Born in Santo Domingo, Sergio Satélite moved to NYC in his mid-teens to become a Calvinist preacher, an undocumented mime, a factory worker, a Spanish interpreter and a student of analytic philosophy. For Sergio, each poem is a kind of slow, heavily salted exorcism, or something like a spiritual push-up.
Sergio has been featured at La Casita (Lincoln Center Out of Doors), GAMBA Forest, Arlo Hotel, Local Knowledge Reading Series, Breadcrumbs and Great Weather for Media. Some of his work is forthcoming in Great Weather For Media, LiVE MAG!, Local Knowledge and BreadcrumbsMag.
Michelle Whittaker's poems have been published in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Narrative, and other publications. She was awarded a Cave Canem Poetry Fellowship, Pushcart Special Mention and recently a 2017 New York State Foundation of Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her collection, Surge, was recently released by great weather for Media.
Anton Yakovlev's latest poetry collection is Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books, 2017). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Amarillo Bay, Prelude, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and elsewhere. The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin, is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books. He is the current Education Director at Bowery Poetry Club and a co-host of the Carmine Street Metrics reading series in Manhattan. He has also written and directed several short films, including 12 Scenes From a Relationship, in which he had a cameo as Antichrist Porphyro, Archbishop of the Second Satanic Church of Baltimore.