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Kamilah Aisha Moon meets Jeremy Michael Clark on May 28, 2017!

5 Dec


Page Meets Stage takes place at The Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, just south of Bleecker St.) starting promptly at 6:00 pm!  Tickets are available here.

Kamilah Aisha Moon has received fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Rose O’Neill Literary House, Prague Summer Writing Institute, Hedgebrook and Cave Canem. Her work has been featured widely, including Harvard Review, Oxford American, and Prairie Schooner. Her poetry collection, She Has a Name (Four Way Books, 2013), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. A Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 New American Poet presented by the Poetry Society of America, Moon has taught English and Creative Writing for many organizations and institutions, most recently as a Visiting Professor at Rutgers-Newark. Her next poetry collection is forthcoming in 2017 from Four Way Books.

Jeremy Michael Clark is from Louisville, Kentucky. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Horsethief, Nashville Review, Prelude, The Rumpus, Washington Square Review, Vinyl, & elsewhere. He is both a Cave Canem & Callaloo Fellow, and has received scholarships from The Conversation Literary Festival, The Fine Arts Work Center, and Squaw Valley. Jeremy currently lives in New York, and is an MFA candidate & teaching assistant at Rutgers University-Newark.


Eventbrite - Page Meets Stage: 4th Sunday of Sept, Oct, and Nov 2016


Jive Poetic meets Omar Holmon on April 23, 2017!

5 Dec

Eventbrite - Page Meets Stage: 4th Sunday of Sept, Oct, and Nov 2016

Because the last pairing sold out completely, we now strongly recommend all interested audience members to buy an advance ticket (for a discount!).



Page Meets Stage takes place at The Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, just south of Bleecker St.) starting promptly at 6:00 pm! Tickets are available here.

Jive Poetic received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has performed his work in venues ranging from the Australian House of Parliament to the Tom Thumb Theater in Kent, England. He was also one of two poets selected by the US Embassy to represent American slam poetry during an international cultural exchange program in Warsaw, Poland. Jive Poetic has collected grand slam championship titles from Pensacola, Florida to Munich, Germany. In 2003, Jive Poetic was a member of the Nuyorican Poet’s Café’s National Slam team ranking second in the nation as a team, and 10th as an individual. In 2004, he was a member of the Providence Rhode Island Slam Team; in 2005 he was a member of the NYC Louder Arts Slam Team; in 2006 he was a member of the Brooklyn National Slam Team. In 2011 he served on the advisement panel at the Australian National Slam Summit. He was featured on season four of TVONE’s LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW. He is the co-founder of The SOUNDBITES POETRY FESTIVAL, the only performance poetry festival in New York City, and currently hosts the open slam at Nuyorican Poet’s Café. When he is not on tour or hosting, Jive Poetic teaches performance poetry and hip – hop workshops to at risk youth in New York City and surrounding tri-state area. Recently, Jive released his third poetry album, PERPENDICTIVE, and is currently an MFA candidate in The Pratt Institute’s creative writing and activism program.

Omar Holmon started out doing poetry just to see what he could get away with saying at upscale events. After 6 years he has represented New Jersey (Loserslam) and New York (Nuyorican & Urbana) at the National Poetry Slam. Omar has been on final stage at Nationals (placing second in 2014) and Rustbelt. He has also been on Ted X, Button Poetry, Verses and Flow, and even a commercial for Laphroaig whiskey. All of which is to say ya mans is nice and ain’t much else to prove. Omar can be found contributing essays on Black Nerd Problems, a website he co-founded with Will Evans. Meaning, whenever you see a nerd talking comics or cartoons, look in their fandom… you’ll see Omar.


Eventbrite - Page Meets Stage: 4th Sunday of Sept, Oct, and Nov 2016


Morgan Parker meets Sam Sax on February 23, 2017

5 Dec


Terrance Hayes meets Sarah Kay on March 26, 2017

26 Mar

Tim Seibles meets Will Evans on February 10, 2016

10 Feb

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Tim Seibles, born in Philadelphia in 1955, is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos. His first book, Body Moves, (1988) has just been re-released by Carnegie Mellon U. Press as part of their Contemporary Classics series. His latest, Fast Animal, was one of five poetry finalists for the 2012 National Book Award. In 2013 he received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for poetry—also for Fast Animal. Tim was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Misericordia University for his literary accomplishments. Most recently, he received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award for Fast Animal, a prize given triennially for a collection of poems.
During the spring semester of 2010, Tim was poet-in-residence at Bucknell University. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow, he also enjoyed a seven-month writing fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts. His poetry is featured in several anthologies; among them are: Rainbow Darkness; The Manthology; Autumn House Contemporary American Poetry; Black Nature; Evensong; Villanelles; and Sunken Garden Poetry. His poem “Allison Wolff” was included in Best American Poetry 2010 and, most recently, his poem “Sotto Voce: Othello, Unplugged” was featured in Best American Poetry 2013.
He has been a workshop leader for Cave Canem, a writer’s retreat for African American poets, and for the Hurston/Wright Foundation, another organization dedicated to developing black writers. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is a member of the English and MFA in writing faculty at Old Dominion University.

William Evans is a writer, instructor and performer from Columbus, OH. As the founder of the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam (September ’08), William has created the largest weekly poetry open mic currently operating in the city. William also founded the NuGrowth Youth Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH in addition to hosting the first ever Columbus All District High School Poetry Slam in April 2009.
As an artist, William is one the most successful performance poets to come from Columbus and the state of Ohio as a whole. He has made three finals stages at the National level, most recently finishing fifth overall at the Individual World Poetry Slam. In 2011, he was a member of the first Columbus Team to make a Finals at the National Poetry. He has performed on eight Columbus National Teams while being an artist in residence for both the Columbus Wexner Center and Columbus City Schools in 2012.

William released his first full-length manuscript, In the Event You are Caught Behind Enemy Lines in August 2009 on Penmanship Books of Brooklyn, NY. Previous to that, he released a chapbook, Humble Shell Casings on JK Publishing in addition to two poetry CDs: Living in the Hour Glass (2006) and Measure (2007).
Currently, William Evans tours the country and facilitates writing workshops thru Projecting Murals LLC, a non-profit organization that connects facilities such as schools, community centers & correctional facilities to artists from the community. He founded the company in April 2009.

Eventbrite - Page Meets Stage: Every Second Wednesday in 2016!

Rickey Laurentiis meets Janae Johnson on December 9, 2015

9 Dec

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Rickey Laurentiis is the author of Boy with Thorn, selected by Terrance Hayes for the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (University of Pittsburgh Press, Fall 2015). He is the recipient of many honors, including a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems appear in Poetry, The New Republic, New York Times, Kenyon Review and Boston Review, among other journals. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he currently resides in Brooklyn.

Janae Johnson is a spoken word poet, teaching artist, educator, and organizer originally from Sacramento, California. She was a finalist at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam Festival and serves as one of the founders and slammasters at The House Slam poetry venue in Boston, MA.

Janae’s work is primarily centered on her love, her sexuality and her blackness. She is the coach and advisor for the Simmons College Speaks Poetry Slam Team and is committed to creating safe artistic spaces for queer people of color. Janae also appreciates black musicals, Stevie Wonder songs and pineapple-based smoothies. She currently resides in Roxbury, MA.

Eventbrite - Page Meets Stage: Rickey Laurentiis meets Janae Johnson 12/9/15

10th Anniversary Show on November 11, 2015

11 Nov

This coming November 11, 2015, virtually 10 years to the day after the very first pairing of Page Meets Stage, several alumni of the 80 pairings that have happened since will join together with a few emerging voices to celebrate this amazing series “where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam.” The event will take place at 7:00 pm at our new venue in New York City:

The Celebration of Whimsy

21 Clinton Street
(just south of Houston)

The show is FREE, but there are only 99 seas in the theater, and we recommend registering/obtaining a ticket through Eventbrite here.

Eventbrite - Page Meets Stage 10th Anniversary Show