Sunday, August 9, 2009
Bob Holman is HERE NOW and we have him as the HOST and Master of Ceremonies for the HOWL! Festival's Sept 4th, 2009 Poetry Reading in Tompkins Square Park at 6pm. Who knows lives and breathes the poetry scene of the East Village more than Bob ? Noone.
Who created a home in NYC for poetry, spoken word, musical performance etc. etc. simply by opening the doors of the Bowery Poetry Club ? Bob himself. Who is a teacher and student going out to the world in exploration of his poetry life ? Poet Bob Holman.
To learn more about Bob, here's his bio. Click the link to see his recent travels,
you will be glad you did !
Bob Holman is a poet, professor, and proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club. He is best known as a free-wheeling impresario of new poetry, appearing on MTVs Spoken Word Unplugged, HBOs "Def Poetry Jam," and producing the award-winning PBS series The United States of Poetry. He created the seminal poetry label, Mouth Almighty/Mercury, administered St Marks Poetry Project and Nuyorican Poets Caf hes dogged by the moniker of Dean of the Scene (Seventeen) and is a member of the Poetry Pantheon (NY Times) for his part in popularizing the raucous, populist poetry slams. But hes also written eight books, most recently A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, a collaboration with Chuck Close published by Aperture, teaches at NYU and Columbia, and has recently performed at the Kolkata Book Fair, Banff Arts Centre, the Costa Rican International Poetry Festival, and the Naropa Summer Writing Program. He is currently working on a documentary on the Poetry of Endangered Languages, with trailers for his trips to West Africa and Israel/Palestine on the Net at
On The Road with Bob Holman: West Africa by Ram Devineni http://www.vimeo.com/2910357
On The Road with Bob Holman: Israel and West Bank by Ram Devineni http://www.vimeo.com/5160325
Write poem now. Thank you.
(Photo credit: Bob Holman. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Copyright Bob Holman.)