phati'tude Literary Magazine (www.phatitude.org) announces the launch of “Real Poetry, Real Talk," a hot new reading series to be held at the landmark Bowery Poetry Club (http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/101757) in New York City. Set to kick-off on Thursday, May 12, 2011 as a quarterly event, "Real Poetry, Real Talk" was developed by the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (www.theiaas.org) to promote poetry under the auspices of phati’tude Literary Magazine. Our first guest host is Jon Sands (www.jonsands.com), one of the nation’s most celebrated spoken word artists and a renowned slam poet, who recently published his first poetry collection, THE NEW CLEAN
Distinguished poets Rivera and Hadas will read poetry, discuss their work and participate in a Q&A. The program will end with a half-hour open mic session starting at 9:00 pm. Sign-up for open mic is from 7:00-7:30 pm on a first-come basis, and poets will have up to three minutes to read their poems. Additionally, there will be book signings and the availability of phati’tude Literary Magazine for sale during the event.
"Real Poetry, Real Talk" is a new quarterly reading series organized and sponsored by phati’tude Literary Magazine, a program of The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS). Purchase tickets at the The Bowery Poetry Club, or call 212-352-3101. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat and sign up for a spot on the open mic list. "Real Poetry, Real Talk" will be available live via WebCast on the Bowery Poetry Club's website (www.bowerypoetrylive.com).