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Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike meets Every Monday Night!
Thanks to those who came to visit my sculpture:
Umbrella Reliquary II for FIGMENT NY 2014 on Governors Island Sat & Sunday June 7-8, 2014 only.

2015-THANK YOU to those who came to on Governors Island June 6 - 7 only.
"Sparkle Window" A Sculpture/Wind Chime by Su Polo - set up near the open mike hosted by David W. Jacobson by Castle Williams and across from the Gazebo. Figment is a fud day for a lunch outing with family and friends.


Thanks to all who came out or worked to present this great event on January 1, 2015 at the the
Alternative New Year's Day Poetry Extravaganza at Nuyorican Poets Café, 2PM - Midnight -
150 poets read for 3 minutes each in this extraodinary night of NYC poetry & performance. FREE Admission. Bring books to donate for Books Through Bars, Please purchase a beverage at the bar.

Set Creation by Su Polo and C.D. Johnson
Thanks for all who made this night a great success! Tuesday, Jan. 20th at 6 -7pm and Tuesday March 24, 2015... 7:30 - 9:30 pm
See below for additional engagements of this successful show!

Tapping into NY
- Next Date Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6 pm ... 6:00 - 7:30 pm Cornelia Street CafeTapping into New York - a unique collaboration that combines memoir and tap dance to tell the story of New York, then and now. Come hear an hour of storytelling and tap jamming that conjures the rhythms of the City from the words on the page to the beat on the stage – evoking unforgettable scenes in the cinema of the imagination. 
Cover also gets you a drink.  - - - It would be great if you would make a reservation. 212-989-9319   See you there!  
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Next reading is August 3

Saturn Poetry Reading & Open Mike

Monday August 3 ... AT
Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
8 pm NYC

Featuring: Vincent Quatroche and Amy Barone plus open mike!

A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!

 Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike

About Amy Barone...
Amy Barone's new chapbook Kamikaze Dance was published byFinishing Line Press, who recognized her as a finalist in their annual New Women's Voices Competition. Her poetry has appeared in Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Poets and Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow. She spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. Her first chapbook, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community. A native of Bryn Mawr, PA, Barone lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @AmyBBarone
Her New Poetry Book, Kamikaze Dance, from Finishing Line Press --

About Vincent Quatroche...
Vincent Quatroche is a journeyman educator/irritant de jour listed as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Communication Department Fredonia State College in Western New York. He has been creating and publishing in book, audio and video formats for the past thirty years which have been widely distributed and largely ignored in the US & abroad. He is veteran of the NYC Poetry scene at venues such as Otto's Shrunken Head, The Stark,The Jujo Tea Lounge and Saturn Series Poetry Reading w/Su Polo, Rimes of the Ancient Mariner, and The Whitman to Ginsberg series. The self-described underground Beat Matador from another planet public readings are sometimes described as a cross between an emotional inquisition and cartooning of reality. Passive/Aggressive chip on the shoulder, crypticism meets a world view askew with prose corkscrews where shaky picture sentences seduce the attention span to schlep upon the vowel landscape
See his website:

A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths.
Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike

Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC - In the back Room - Please purchase a drink and or food to support our reading at this venue.

Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place... Take the 6NRQL to 14th Street

Listen to an archive of an interview with poet Susan Lewis by Bud Smith on Blog Talk Radio. Susan's recent book: State of the Union and Bud's: Toll Booth.
Now In Our 21st Year! Every Monday Night
Also, Please see Ptr Kozlowski has posted the first video from May 5th up on YouTube. More to come. Thank you Ptr!
This is of Jay Chollick's great Feature at Saturn Series Poetry Reading on May 5, 2014
also, This is the video of Peter Blaxill's great Feature at Saturn Series Poetry Reading April 21, 2014
Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike meets Every Monday Night!

Saturn Series Poetry Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
Every Monday Poetry Open Mike NYC
at Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC
Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place... Take the 6NRQL to 14th Street

Starts at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Sign up at 7:45.
5 minutes /person Open Mic plus 2 features.

Open mike surrounds features.
$3.00 donation requested plus a drink or Food purchase to support this great venue.
Celebrating our 21st year of Poetry Every Monday Night
Open Mike readers each have 5 minutes to perform their work
Plase arrive on time. (if you arrive after the features start you may have only 3 minutes to read.)

Next Monday
August 10 with Joe Lobell and Armand Ruhlman
* Monday, May 11 with Su Polo and Jay Chollick and the Taurus Poets Party
* Monday, May 18 with Cornelius Eady and Rough Magic: with Robin Messing (vocal) and Charlie Rauh, (guitar). plus Cornelius Eady on guitar and vocals, also Featured is Miriam Stanley
* Monday, May 25 with Babette Albin and Robert Kramer
* Monday, June 1 with Singer/Songwriter Paul Foglino and Poets Art Gatti and Roberto Mendoza Ayala
* Monday, June 8 with Eric Lindel and Andy Comess and John Jack Jackie (Edward) Cooper
* Monday, June 15 Heidi Schwartz
* Monday, June 22 with Mitch Corber

* Monday, June 29 with Anoek van Praag and Dorothy August Friedman, Steve Dalachinsky
* Monday, July 6 with Austin Alexis and Mindy Levokove
* Monday, July 13 -
Persona Poems: Poems of Comedy and Drama,
  with Bernard Block, Barbara Newsome, Marianne McNamara

* Monday, July 20 with Bonny Finberg and Carl Watson
* Monday, July 27 with Barbara Rosenthal, William Considine, Thaddeus Rutkowski
* Monday, August 3 with Vincent Quatroche and Amy Barone
* Monday, August 10 with Joe Lobell and Armand Ruhlman
* Monday, August 17 with Ron Kolm, Debbie Kuhn, Jeffrey Coffin (Alias Foop,) Paul Fairall

* Monday, August 24 with Igor Satanovsky and Alex Galper (Al Gal)

And more every Monday night

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and Every FIRST Wednesday Music Open Mike
Artists' Lounge Music Showcase
& open mike @

Food and Drink available!

Open Mic & feature Performances - Focus on original pieces. One or 2 songs per person/group (depending on size of list). Hosted by Su Polo
Please bring instruments ready for quick set up.

1Drink Minimum at the Bar, $3 suggested donation WE PASS THE HAT for musicians

Featuring on First Wednesdays - 2012
Sign up @7:30 Starts at 7:30 PM

Special features
Plus Feature artists to perform with open mike performers mixed in between.

MUSIC OPEN MIKE STARTS AT 7:30 pm followed by our Featured Performers
7:30 - Open Mike
8:15 - TBA
9:00 - TBA
9:40 - TBA

*Please note times are estimated with open mike mixed in.

Previous Showcases... Thanks to our features on ...

SEPT. 4: Nelson Alxndr , The Willie Wolf Band with Anne DeAcetis (who all brought the sound system for all to use and made this night able to happen) and Philip Lynch. And what a great night it was!

August 7... Ed and Greta Tristram presenting the Good vs. Evil show!, Vinny Leary of The Village Fugs and Tom Fitzpatrick

Thanks go out to our features on July 3 - with Honor Finnegan, Karen Dahlstrom of Bobtown, Ariah Noetzel, and Stuart Markus of Gathering Time.

This was a pre- Falcon Ridge Folk Festival event! Showcasing three recent Emerging Artists from the festival and one new gal from NYC. We're hoping to excite you about singer/songwriters AND this great folk festival! The 2013 festival will be held August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

and thanks to our other previous performers...
June: Michelle Fury and Val Kinzler, Paul Sachs & Paul Fairall May 1: Vinny Leary of the NY Fugs with Ed Tristram & Greta Tristram and Chris Lowe,
Thanks to Chris Lowe, Karen Hudson and Randy Burns on April 3
Thanks to Chris Lowe, Yukio Tsuji, Sara Galas and Philip Lynch for a great night in Jan.
Thanks to Daniel Cohen, David Massengill and the Willie Wolf Trio for a great night in Feb.