Where can you go to hear poetry in New York? Just a few days before his show at Sofar Sounds in Brooklyn on June 14, poet Savon Bartley shares some of his favorite spots and iconic places in New York for poetry lovers.
The Peoples Improv Theater is a really fun and hilarious improv comedy spot in midtown. I go there to catch a couple laughs and also pay attention to their timing. Comedy and poetry aren’t too far apart from each other. I learn and practice where I can.
123 E 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
The Jelly is a super fly jazz spot that I wish I could go to more often. The open jam sessions are incredible and the low key famous artist that come through are always a great surprise. I’ve had one or two memorable nights in this spot.
The Jelly: monthly jam session on the first Monday of every month
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is indeed world famous but there are still plenty of people I run into that have no idea what goes on inside. Plays, open mics, music events, you name it. It’s a staple venue in NYC and one of the first places I ever performed.
236 E 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
The Wild Project
A really dope venue to catch an unforgettable performance or reading. I’ve never been disappointed attending anything that happened at this spot.
195 E 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
The Bowery Poetry Club
The Bowery was re opened after years of renovation and is a beautiful venue. On rare occasion am I ever disappointed by any event that I attend here. Dynamic Poetry and wonderful curation.
New York, NY 10012
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