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Philostoria (An Open Mic With A Twist) feat The Feedback Poetry Collective

  • Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY 10012 USA (map)

Bowery Poetry presents: Philostoria! An open mic with a twist!
Hosted by Julius Omega Baltonado
featuring The Feedback Poetry Collective
Sign up at the door! Doors open at 5:45!

Bowery Poetry is the place for poets, and that also means this is a place for your voice, your art, and your STORY. Philostoria highlights the stories which shape the art, the vision, and the heart of every poet that shines their light into the world from our stage here at Bowery Poetry. It is a community of poets that showcases relevant work, yet also uncovers the person behind the poems! 

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HERE'S THE TWIST: Before each performance, the poet joins the host on stage, and is asked a simple question: what's your story? The host has a list of prepared, totally intrusive, random, insightful, philosophical, or food-related spotlight questions for each person, to help the crowd get to know the poet better before each performance! 

In the interest of equal-opportunity intrusiveness, at the end of the evening, the crowd also gets to ask the host some spotlight questions of their own!

It's an open mic, so do you! Just remember - it's 3 minutes per person!

So - WHAT'S YOUR STORY? Join us at Philostoria and tell us all about it! Tell your friends, or better yet - come by and bring them with you!

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Hannah Neal Fleming writes poetry with a futuristic bent, tracing the internet age, forms of privilege, and the dystopian south. She has self-published two chapbooks, Millennial Garbage and Two Faces of the Moon, and her poetry has appeared in publications such as Snakeskin webzine, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing and Leviathan Magazine , a journal of fine arts at Colorado College. She received her B.A in Creative Writing from Colorado College where she worked extensively on a novel about music producers and/or cannibals. In 2017, she helped found Feedback Poetry Collective and continues to carve a place for poets in Atlanta, GA. More of her writing can be found here:

Shane Dedman found Feedback Poetry Collective in Fall of 2017 to continue the study and practice of poetry. Although they went to Georgia State University for Photography, their interest in poetry spans a lifetime and examines the vulnerability of confession. As a community builder, Dedman works for accessibility in every form of expression. They’ve been awarded residencies from Welcome Hill Studios, The Ionion Center for Arts and Culture in Kefalonia, Greece, and from the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Program. Their poem Justus Now is published in Underground: Georgia State University’s Undergraduate Arts and Literary Journal , and you can view documentation of their performances on Youtube as well as their website: