KHONSAY: Poem of Many Tongues Film Launch at The Bowery Poetry Club

On Sunday 20th June 2016, The Bowery Poetry Club played host to the launch of KHONSAY: Poem of Many Tongues, featuring performances by two poets from the film, Grace Baldisseri from the Philippines who writes in Ibanang, Tagalog and English, and Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu in Tongan and English. The crew spent eight years on this labor of love for languages lost and found: Bob Holman of Bowery Poetry, Director, Steve Zeitlin of City Lore, Producer, and Daniel Kaufman, Director of the Endangered Language Alliance.

Find out more about KHONSAY: Poem of Many Tongues here


BEAT & BEYOND: A GATHERING

Friday June 3rd - Wednesday June 8th 2016

Howl Happening and Bowery Poetry Club

 

COVERED IN THE NEW YORK TIMESBEAT GENERATION TO BE CELEBRATED WITH FESTIVAL IN MANHATTAN

 

Figuring out where to go after growing up in Kentucky and Ohio is pretty easy with a Pocket Poets Series copy of 'Howl' poking me in my back pocket, reminding me: New York City. The Beats changed everything, my life among many others. I first met Allen at a party at Greg Masters' apartment– there was Allen, doing the dishes, my first taste of Life Lived in the Service of Poetry.

Now I'm directing, with Jane Friedman, Beat and Beyond: A Gathering, a six-day explosion with Los Auténticos and a huge rush of a posse of others. I've even composed a Cento for the event with lines from all the Beats who are invited, and you can find it here. Poetry is much better when you live it, and I strongly suggest that from June 3rd to 8th you take up residence at Howl Happening, Bowery Poetry, Bowery Electric (The Fugs, The Last Poets), and the St Mark's Poetry Project 24/7 for Beat & Beyond: A Gathering.