We are SO excited to be a part of #NYCPOFEST this year! Every year on the last weekend of July, the New York City Poetry Festival invites poetry organizations, collectives and poets to celebrate poetry in all of its unique forms. We’re honored to be a part of it this year and so excited to have 6 of our poets be a part of the fantastic line up! If you’re located in New York we highly recommend coming out, because 1. IT’S POETRY and 2. IT’S FREE. Be sure to check out the full line up at newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com!
The Poetry Festival on Govenors Island was super fun yesterday, and it will be again today! 11-6, take the ferry to poetry. I am thrilled to be with @poetrybrothel -It was a gorgeous place for the beautiful poetry whores. You deserve a private reading, and should come and get one #nycpofest#poetrybrothel#Janeispoetry#janelecroy
112830 July, 2017
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1,0741428 July, 2019
NEW YORK CITY! I will be at the NYC Poetry Festival (@nycpofest) on Governor's Island this weekend with my publisher and friends from @andrewsmcmeel. Best part? This event is entirely free! Find me at the @readpoetry__ booth tomorrow at 5pm where I will be signing copies of Stargazing at Noon and giving hugs, followed by a live reading on the White Horse stage at 6pm. Can't wait to squeeze all you beautiful people. It's gonna be LIT in the nerdiest way 🤓🖤
'Minutes of a Transport Conference Attended by Astronauts and School Bus Drivers Among Others' in Reality Break Press that was released at the New York City Poetry Festival (July 27,28, 2019). #nycpofest#nycpofest2019
blessed is... playforming in your wifey’s dress, cloaked in her love & support when she is halfway across the globe. always && forever together @supa_life // winners bragging rights if you can guess what got Miss Candied Rhythm that expressively excited in shot number two & four at the @nycpofest 🎙🦢📓 [ #nycpofest#poetrybrothel#poetrycommunity ] 📷:: @tyleroo // sean hale
I feel so honored to have shared the stage at the New York City Poetry Festival with the Hobart Festival of Women Writers' R. Erica Doyle, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Yesenia Montilla, JP Howard, Breena Clarke, Esther Cohen, and Cheryl Clarke. I read a poem about refugees that I began in Kamilah Aisha Moon's workshop at the Hobart Festival of Women Writers. If you're interested in growing your writing and being inspired and encouraged by other women, you can register for workshops with them in Hobart this September. I'll be teaching too! Link in bio for more info and for my interviews with this year's new workshop leaders.
3222 August, 2019
The recordings from Poetry Festival are completely inaudible, there were other stages nearby so the audio is a no-go. So I’m sharing one of my pieces I read at #nycpofest instead! This one was recently rejected so I’m particularly inclined to share it today, I suppose.
I don’t share poetry like this often because among other things, it can complicate submitting the work but it’s fun to do this on occasion!
When I Say I Can’t Breathe I Mean
I used to drive with one knee tucked
under my chin. I think, even driving,
I wanted to take up less space.
The first time a man grabbed my ass
I was 11
and at Disney World.
I used to sit cross-legged,
but arthritis changes things.
So does using a cane.
I always take up more space when I use it.
I delight in pointing it at things. I’m Gene Wilder,
an obsessive candy maker using a cane as a prop,
a distraction. The first cane I owned was a folding one
and I would hide it in my backpack,