Featuring the amazing poet Suheir Hammad, one of the most important voices of our time.
In addition to Ms. Hammad, there will a 15-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).
When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Phone: (212) 598-9126
Cover Charge: $10
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
Suheir Hammad is the author “breaking poems”, recipient of a 2009 American Book Award, and the Arab American Book award for Poetry 2009. Her other books are “ZaatarDiva”, “Born Palestinian, Born Black” and “Drops of This Story”. Her work has been widely anthologized and also adapted for theater. Her produced plays include “Blood Trinity” and “breaking letter(s)”, and she wrote the libretto for the multimedia performance “Re-Orientalism”. An original writer and performer in the TONY award winning Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Suheir appears in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, “Salt of This Sea”. She is the Artist in Residency at the NYU’s APA Institute for 2010.