•• SATURDAY June 15, 2019 ••

Church delle Penitenti, 2019 Venice Binale! Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum. Brooklyn Rail Event with Giampaolo De Pietro. 

•• Sunday June 2, 2019 ••

Allen Ginsberg Birthday Party, Howl! Happening Hosted by Bob Holman and featuring Anne Waldman, Bob Rosenthal, Hettie Jones, Pamela Sneed, Puma Perl, David Henderson, Ed Sanders, Luc Sante and Bob Holman, 2-6pm Howl Arts Gallery | 6 E 1st street

• THURSDAY MAY 30, 2019 ••

City Lore Presents JEWels: The Poetry of Jewish Humor! Hosted by Flash Rosenberg, and featuring Bob Mankoff, Bob Holman, Esther Cohen, Zev Shanken, Steve Zeitlin. 7pm City Lore Gallery | 56 E 1st street

•• SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019 ••

Zhadan and Jazz. Presented by the Ukrainian Museum and Yara Arts Group with Serhiy Zhadan, jazz pianists Anthony Coleman and Fima Chupakin. Directed by Virlana Tkacz. 

•• Thursday MARCH 14, 2019 ••

The Cut-outs (Matisse). Music by Keith Patchel, dance by Molissa Fenleyand. "Talking Paintings" (film of ekphrastic poems for paintings by Elizabeth Murray, directed by Kristi Zea), reading by Bob Holman. MOMA

•• SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2019 ••

POETRY READING for Margrit Lewczuk’s Angels. Reading with Charles Bernstein, Moina Pam Dick, Farnoosh Fathi, Jonathan Goodman, organizer Phong Bui. 5-7 pm, New York Studio School.

•• SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2019 ••

HOSTING PRAISE DAY FOR DONALD LEV! St. Poetry! 2:30 - 5pm, Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery.

•• JANUARY 13 — FEBRUARY 10, 2019 ••

POETS’ THEATER WITH BOB HOLMAN. 5-week poetry workshop on Sundays January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 10. Noon to 2 pm. Bowery Poetry Club


•• NOVEMBER 26 — DECEMBER 1, 2018 ••

Poet, Host, and Judge at the European International Poetry Slam Championships in Budapest.

•• MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2018 ••

HIP HOPS: Poems About Beer, edited by Christoph Keller for Everyman’s Library. 6 pm Bowery Poetry Club

•• SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018 ••

Moderator at Coffeehouse Chronicles #150: Ralph Lee. Curated by Michal Gamily. 3pm


Quincy Troupe's Black Renaissance Noire. Real Live Poetry! Reception to follow. 7pm. 100 Wash Sq W (NYU)

•• THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, 2018 ••

Poet Ray'd Yo, 2-3 p.m. WGXC 90.7 fm Hudson Valley

•• Thursday april 12, 2018 ••

The Cutouts (Matisse) with Keith Patchel and The Venus Orbit. Performance at HOWL! Happening, 6 E. 1st St. 7 p.m. 

•• Monday april 30 to Friday May, 4 2018 ••

East End Film Festival in London to premiere documentary Don't Be Nice from Bowery Poetry Film. Opening screening at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto. 

•• wednesday may 9, 2018 ••

50 Years of Beyond Baroque from NYC. With Peter Cherches, Jane Ormerod, Puma Perl, sam sax & Peter Wortsman. The Gallery, 6:30 pm.

•• JUNE 2018 ••

Elizabeth Murray begins in Granville, NY June 2018, sponsored by the Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY.

•• JUNE 13 2018 ••

Performing THE CUTOUTS (Matisse) with Eric Edwards, Gloucester Writer's Center. 7:30 p.m.

•• Friday July 6, 2018 ••

POETS FOR CYNTHIA NIXON, hosted by Bob Holman. 20+ poets, 3 musical guests. Presented by Poets Settlement and Jalopy Theatre. 315 Columbia St, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

•• Saturday sept 8, 2018 ••

28th Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival hosted by The Century House Historical Society. 1-4 p.m. Performing The Cutouts (Matisse) with Keith Patchel. 668 RT213. Rosendale NY.

•• Sunday sept 23, 2018 ••

Appearing at NUBLU, NYC 9 p.m. with William Hooker and Quartet Moon.

William Hooker - Drums
Jon Irabagon - Tenor Saxophone
Mara Rosenbloom - Piano
Adam Lane – Bass
Special guest - Bob Holman

•• OCTOBER 5-7, 2018 ••

Featured Poet at Kerouac Festival, Vigo, Spain.


September 9 – October 8, 2017

INVISIBLE CITY, collaboration with Archie Rand on view at Freight + Volume Gallery, 97 Allen St, NY, NY 10002.

September 9, 2017

INVISIBLE CITY Opening7-9PM w/ perf at 7:30 Freight + Volume Gallery, 97 Allen St, NY, NY 10002.

September 17, 2017, 1:30pm

"Poetry Music Festival" w/Papa Susso, Julie Patton, Jake Marmer, Kelly Writers House at Penn, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


September 24, 7PM

            "The Trip" w/ Vito Ricci & Peg Simone, The Alchemist's Kitchen :PSYCHEDELIC ECLIPSE POETRY.                       Also on bill: Lee Ann Brown, Tony Torn, others. 21 E. 1st St, NY, NY, 10003.

October 1, 2017

INVISIBLE CITY Performance: Bob Holman and Papa Susso. 6pm reception, 7pm Perf, Freight + Volume Gallery, 97 Allen St, NY, NY 10002.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7pm

Celebration & reading for Jerome Rothenberg's Technicians of the Sacred, Poets House, New York.  With guest readers Anne Waldman, Cecilia Vicuña, Bob Holman, Papa Susso, George Quasha, Ariel Resnikoff, and Stuart Cooke..


Saturday October 21, 2017, 3pm

“Threat of Extinction” panel w/ Vincent Medina, Odilia Romero Hernández, Leanne Hinton at the Mark Taper Forum, Downtown Central Library, LA, CA


Sunday, October 29, 2017, 3:30 PM

Book party/perf for Bob's new book, The Cutouts (Matisse), published by PeKa Boo Press, Woods Hole. Poet and publisher Eric Edwards will also read. Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery.


Sunday, October 29, 2017, 7 PM

Flashback Puppy performance at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 232 E. 3rd St.. With Miguel Algarín.

August 13th, 7.30pm- 11pm: Rá presents Ciro Visconti Music Poetry Dance Art-show + Open Mic

Rá Araya presents OPENJAM, Intergalactic Electric Meteor Shower Vibe with JOI SANCHEZ as host!

#Music #Poetry #Dance #Jam plus #OpenMic

RSVP via Facebook here.



August 16th, 6.30pm, The Artist's Space, NYC

Bowery Poetry <3 John Giorno

Featuring: Bob Holman, Sam Jablon, Myles Golden, Sam O’Hana, Carter Edwards, Lynne DeSilva Johnson, Amy Lawless, Anton Yakovlev, Nikhil Melnechuk, Timothy DuWhite, Ashley August, Joel François, Noel Quiñones, Mason Granger, Julius Baltonado, Lisa Markuson, Shawn Randall/Symphonics Live, Stefan Bondell ,Hannah Wood


Sat July 29th, 12pm Dial-A-Poem Radio Marathon

On the occasion of Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno Red Bull Arts New York presents a Dial-A-Poem Radio Marathon, featuring 28 artists, poets, and musicians presenting or performing work to audience members in the gallery and listeners on the airwaves. Celebrating Giorno’s pioneering career and the continued vitality of American poetry, the marathon will be recorded for later broadcast. 

Bob reads at 12.30pm

Doors 11:30am– RSVP here



July 24th, 7pm Woods Hole Community Hall

Launch of The Cutouts (Matisse): Poems


June 9, 2017 - June 25, 2017

1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan and The DogsEllen Stewart Theatre, 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor. Tickets available here. Bob Holman performs his poetry, and translations of Zhadan's writings.

What happens when society crumbles? A reminder to reflect of our past as we contemplate our ways forward. A show filled with music and poetry transformed into scenes, action and projections. Is there a ray of hope? Based on poetry by Pavlo Tychyna, by Serhiy Zhadan and songs from rock group Zhadan & the Dogs.

Covered here on Broadway World: "Yara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMa


Tuesday June 6th, 6:30- 8:00pm

Bob Holman hosts the annual meeting and awards ceremony of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Join us on Tuesday, June 6th for GVSHP's Annual Meeting and Village Awards. This annual event highlights and celebrates the invaluable people and institutions who make our neighborhoods some of the most interesting and exceptional in the city. The event is FREE– reserve tickets here.

Friday June 2nd, 2pm

The Power of the Word: How Do We Use It? 

Princeton University, Room McCosh 60


Saturday June 3rd


Holy! Holy! Holy! Allen Ginsberg's Birthday Party at HOWL Arts, with film screenings, musical performances by Ed Sanders, Steven Taylor, Ernie Brooks, Bear 54 and readings by neighborhood stalwarts Bob Holman, Hettie Jones, David Henderson, Basil King, Ginsberg’s personal secretary Bob Rosenthal and many more surprise guests.


Brooklyn Performance Combine, at The MUSE, 350 Moffat Street, Bushwick featuring the return of Norte Maar’s acclaimed durational performance mashup of poets, painters, performers, and a meteorologist. Tickets available here


Sunday June 4th, 3:30pm

It Can't Happen Here: a poetry reading that will have you simmering like a tender volcano. Catch Andrei Codrescu, Catherine Bowman, and Bob Holman at Bowery Poetry, and get ready to be rocked. Advance discount tickets available online here, $15 on the door.

Wednesday 31st May, 5:30pm

Screening of "Something Happened", part of New York Shorts Festival at the Sunshine Theater, directed by Nikhil Melnechuk




Wednesday 31st May, 5:30pm

Screening of "Something Happened", part of New York Shorts Festival at the Sunshine Theater, directed by Nikhil Melnechuk


May 4-14th 2017


Performance Premier: May 4th 

Performance Gala: May 6th

Post performance artist talk with Alonzo King May 7th


May 21, 2017 3:30 PM

Yehuda Amichai: A Celebration of Poetry at Bowery Poetry




April 1st 7-9pm

Release party for Word: An Anthology, MC'd by Bob Holman at Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st St


April 13th, 7.30pm:

Let the Body Speak: An Evening of Spoken Word, Music + Dance

Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building


April 19th, 5pm

Reading and talk at Marist College: the Art Gallery in Steel Plant , 7pm poetry slam


April 27th 7pm

The Poetry Project’s 50th Anniversary Gala hosted by Bob Holman



March 23rd & 24th, 2017

Residency/Workshop, Cleveland Institute of Art. Performance 3/24. With Eszter Balint.


March 11th, 5pm, 2017  

USDAC Poetic address to the nation

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, & streamed online


February 23rd,

Day of Poetry, Texas Tech university


January 24th

Psychedelic Poetry: An Evening of Poems About Mind–Altering Adventure, The Alchemist's Kitchen

January 15th

WRITERS RESIST: #LOUDERTOGETHER at the New York Public Library front steps



November 12th

The closing of Roy Fowler's painting exhibition, "New Wave": Poetry and Dance Performance with Molissa Fenley

November 10th

BROOKLYN REZOUND, created by the Commons Choir

October 26th 

"The Education of the Poet"  and KHONSAY screening at CCNY's MFA Creative Writing Program

October 6th

Howl Arts – East Village Eye: Channeling The Dead



Friday June 10th, 8pm, Judson Memorial Church

"For Billy Bang": Bob Holman performance in collaboration with Todd Nicholson on bass. Based on the repertoire they performed with Billy Bang, 2002-4, as Bang-Holman.


Monday June 6th, Howl Happening

6.30 PM: Michael McClure and Bob Holman: Appaloosa Deck
Holman and McClure create a spontaneous reading from the Appaloosa Deck, four decks of 32 cards handmade by McClure. The performance celebrates a collaborative series of prints between McClure and the artist Amy Evans McClure, a joint project that marries short poems and paintings by the husband and wife team.

8.30 PM: Bob Holman & Mink Stole star in 33 & 1/3 Cornelia StreetA Staged Reading of a New Play by Alvin Eng. Alternating between Bohemian Greenwich Village and a 70s Women's Studies lecture by accidental feminist icon and painter Alice Neel, 33 & 1/3 CORNELIA STREET dramatizes the conflicts of spiritual vs. commercial ownership of art and personal stories. The play explores the conjoined legacy of urban legend/proto-Beat poet Joe Gould and celebrated The New Yorker journalist Joseph Mitchell through the vortex of Neel's groundbreaking 1933 portrait of Gould. 


Wednesday June 8th, St Mark's Poetry Project

8.00 PM: The Finale of Beat & Beyond Hosted by Bob Holman & Stacey Szymaszek

With readings from: Steve Cannon, Len Chandler, David Henderson, Bob Holman, Hettie Jones, Michael McClure, Margaret Randall, Ed Sanders






Mon., February 1, 2016 – Honolulu, HI, 7:00 PM – Native Books/Nā Mea: Tinfish Press Reading w/ Timothy Dyke. Host: Susan Schultz. Wards Center, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd #1000, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tues., February 2, 2016 – Honolulu, HI, 12:00 PM – University of Hawaii at Mānoa: Linguistics Lunch

Thurs., February 4, 2016 – Honolulu, HI, 8:30 AM and 12:30 AM – Punahou School Classroom visit

Thur., February 4, 2016 - Honolulu, HI, 7:30 signup, 8:30show PM Hawai'i Slam Feature at Kealoha's monthly slam. Hawaiian Brian's 1680 Kapiolani (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)

Fri. February 5, 2016 - Hon0lulu, HI, 5:00 PM - Pū'ā Foundation: Language Matters screening + Panel Chaminade Theater 53140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Sat., February 6, 2016 - Hon0lulu, HI, 1:30 PM - Pū'ā Foundation: Language Matters screening + Panel - Doris Duke Theater The Honolulu Museum of Art 900 South Beretania Street

Thur. February 11, 2016 - Hilo, HI, 4:00 PM - University of Hawaii: "ʻŌlelo ʻAne Halapohe I Nā Mele Hou, Endangered Languages in New Poetry; Hawaiian, Sami, Welsh & Others" Bi-lingual Hawaiian-English Poetry including screening of Khonsay. Larry Kimura and others

Fri., February 12, 2016 – Hilo, HI, 7:00 PM – Hilo Palace Theater: Language Matters Screening

Thur., February 18, 2016 – Kahului, HI, 10:30-11:45am – University of Hawaii Maui College: Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues Screening and Poetry Reading, KLMA; 1:30-2:45 Advanced Creative Writing Class in Hale 218

Fri., February 19, 2016 – Haiku, HI, 7:30 PM – W.S. Merwin Conservancy: Language Matters Screening + Panel Discussion featuring Larry Kimura, Puakea Nogelmeier,  Kēpa Maly, Keali'i Richel, Kī‘ope Raymond, Leilei Ishikawa, Kaimana Brummel

Hawaii events sponsored in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation

January 21, 2016 - NY, NY 7:00 PM - Samuel Jablon's Poets Sculpture, group performance

December 4, 2015 - New York, NY, 7:00 PM - NYU Bobst Library: Alvin Eng's "33 1/3 Cornelia St"

November 23, 2015 - San Francisco, CA, 7:30 PM - Secret Show (contact for details)

November 20, 2015 - San Francisco, CA, 7:00 PM - The Beat Museum: Ginsberg’s Karma

November 1, 2015 - New York, NY, 7:00 PM - Bowery Poetry Club: Fantasy Reading Series with Carter Edwards

October 27, 2015 - Providence, RI, 12:00 PM - Brown University: Language Matters Screening and Q&A

October 21, 2015, Southampton, NY, 7:00 PM - Stony Brook University: Writers Speak

Alaska dates supported in part by the Ford Foundation and the Doyon Foundation

September 17, 2015 Juneau, AK, 7:00 PM - UAS Egan Lecture Hall: Language Matters Screening/Q&A

September 18, 2015 - Juneau, AK, 7:00 PM - Silverbow Bakery: Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam

September 19, 2015 - Juneau, AK, 7:00 PM - Kindred Post - Tiny Post Office Concert Series featuring Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Christy NaMee Eriksen,  Dee Jay DeRego

September 22, 2015 - Kotzebue, AK, 6:00 PM - Northwest Arctic Heritage Center: Iñupiaq-English Poetry Workshop with Tim Argetsinger & Tiffany Creed

September 23, 2015 - Kotzebue, AK, 7:00 PM - Northwest Arctic Heritage Center: Language Matters Screening and Q&A at the National Parks Service Film Series

September 25, 2015 - Barrow, AK, 7:00 PM - Tuzzy Library: Language Matters Screening and Q&A

September 26, 2015 - Barrow, AK, 7:00 PM - Tuzzy Library: The Poetry of Endangered Languages Workshop

September 27, 2015 - Arctic Village, AK, Times TBA - Arctic Village School Visit, Language Matters Screening/Q&A

September 28, 2015 - Ft. Yukon, AK, Time TBA - Ft. Yukon School visit, Language Matters Screening and Q&A

October 1, 2015 - Fairbanks, AK, 7:00 PM - UAF Schaible Auditorium: Language Matters Screening and Q&A

October 2, 2015 - Fairbanks, AK, Times TBA - Effie Kokrine Charter School: Class visits and workshops, followed by district-wide Poetry Slam

October 3, 2015 - Anchorage, AK, Time TBA - Alaska Native Heritage Center: World Music Festival - Language Matters Screening/Q&A

October 4, 2015 - Homer, AK, 6:00 PM - Bunnell Street Arts Center: The Poetry of Endangered Languages - Reading and Selections from Language Matters

October 6, 2015 - Anchorage, AK, Time TBA - Alaska Pacific University Kellogg Campus: Joan Kane Chapbook Release Celebration

October 9, 2015 - Kodiak, AK, Time TBA - Kodiak Public Library: Poetry of Endangered Languages Workshop

October 10, 2015 - Kodiak, AK, 7:00 PM - Kodiak Public Library: Language Matters Screening/Q&A

October 12-13, 2015 - Anchorage, AK - First Alaskans Insitute: 2015 Elders and Youth Conference at Dena’ina Convention Center

October 14-17, 2015 - Anchorage, AK - Alaska Federation of Natives: 2015 AFN Conference at Dena’ina Convention Center