Today RESCUE PRESS announced its fall line-up of books. This “is an independent publisher of chaotic and investigative work, founded in the winter of 2009. We publish work by activists, artists, craftsmen, list-makers, philosophers, poets, scientists, writers, and creative thinkers of all kinds. We’re interested in collections of artwork, comics, essays, experiments, how-tos, interrogations, manifestos, notes, poetry, stories, and anything else that transforms us.” Rescue press reads submissions twice a year: Their first reading period is coming up – January – for book-length prose submissions. So, time enough for you to polish those manuscripts. The second reading period – June – is when poetry submissions are accepted for the Block Box Poetry Prize.
HEADS-UP LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
*** SPOKEN WORD, SOUTHAMPTON ***
Friday, November 11 at 7 PM – 9 PM EST, Hampton Coffee Company Southampton Coffee Experience,
749 County Road 39A, Southampton, New York 11968
Maggie Bloomfield presents: An Evening of East End Poets and Sublime Caffeination with Fabulous Featured Poets: L. B. Thompson, Brian Cudzilo, Susan Dingle, Adrienne Unger, Russ Green, and Michelle Whittaker
Open mic to follow. Be there at 6:30 pm sign up to read.
***POETRY IN DOWNTOWN BAY SHORE!***
Saturday, November 12 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM EST – Cyrus: Chai & Coffee Company, 1 Railroad Plz, Bay Shore, New York 11706.
Join hosts Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss every second Saturday at Cyrus’ for the kind of poetry, coffee, treats and open mic experience you’ve been looking for!!! Our features will move and inspire you with their honesty and scintillating presence. Open mic follows features, so bring your ukulele, cello, double bass, guitar, sonnets, spoken word, villanelles and more!
NOEL QUINONES is a writer, performer, and educator raised in the Bronx. Quiñones’ writing explores the spirituality of languages, the meanings of diasporic identity, and the ancient and present art of verse. A CantoMundo, Brooklyn Poets, and Emerging Poets Fellow at Poets House, he was most recently a member of the 2016 Bowery Poetry Slam team. He has performed at historic locations such as Lincoln Center, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Apples and Snakes – London. His work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Pilgrimage Press, Kweli Journal, and Asymptote. Follow him @NQNino322 http://www.elninoquinones.com/about.html
SARA MORGAN is a scenic carpenter, artist, and electrician by day and a poet by night, having been recently outted by her boss as a writer. She has performed her spoken word with InspiredWordNYC, Rimes of the Ancient Mariner, and ESTLastCall. She holds degrees in Anthropology, Linguistics, and African Studies from the University of Iowa and draws upon her love of and fascination with the culture, history, and tongues of the peoples of the world in her writing. Her writing is a mix of prose, poetry, and storytelling, and she hopes to use her newly discovered voice to affect social change. A native of Arkansas via Chicago, Iowa, and East Africa, Sara currently lives in Harlem.