New York City Poetry Festival this summer.
The Festival is on July 26 & 27 from 11 am - 6 pm. and will take place on Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. The festival is free and open to the public.
The poetry line-up includes many readers grouped by the organizations that support poetry in the city. The Academy of American Poets sessions include Lynn Melnick, Kamilah Aisha Moon, & Danniel Schoonebeek. The Poetry Society of New York will be feauting Paul Muldoon & The Wayside Shrines, Mark Doty, Matthea Harvey, & Joyelle McSweeney.
At The Inkwell will be featuring Mark Hillringhouse, Maria Mazziotti Gillan & Loren Kleinman.
At The Inkwell is a NYC-based organization created to help published authors promote their books through feature articles, book reviews and readings.
The launch of the Festival's new website is also the start of the annual Kickstarter campaign to support the festival. Help get the word out about the campaign. As always, the festival is free and open to the public, so more than 85% of the budget is based on donations and grants. Share this post on Facebook and Twitter and with your friends in the poetry world.
Maria's Official Site is at MariaGillan.com and her books are available at Amazon.com Her latest publication is the poetry collection, Ancestors' Song