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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 on Governors Island Sat & Sunday June 7-8, 2014 only.

Thanks to those who came! Saturday April 4, 2015...
"Su Polo and Poet Friends" featured at The Riverside Poets Reading
at the Riverside Library,
from 3-5 pm. Hosted by Anthony Moscini
- This is a lovely reading with open and Su will be featured with several Poets from the Saturn Series poetry reading.
Featured poets
: Erica Mapp, Isaac Wheeler, Patricia Carrigon, Marisol Ruiz, Su Polo Plus Open Mike!
127 Amsterdam Ave, NYC 10023 (212) 870-1810,
Between 65 and 66 Street - ( 1 train to Lincoln Cntr. )

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: Writers R Tappers 2!
- Next Date TBA ... 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Three of Cups lounge, 5th Street on 1st Ave.
Ghost City Tour – Come share your stories, poems, monologues, memories about your favorite NYC places that have disappeared.
Hosted by K, Music & Stories by Su Polo and Fred Simpson, Stories & Poems by Ron Kolm, Alice Klugherz, Armand Rulman - Special Guest Jill Rappaport
7:15 pm – Open Mike Signup - 15 open mike slots, plus Features - Show starts 7:30 SHARP, ADMISSION: $5
Three of Cups Lounge 83 1st Avenue Downstairs (@ 5th street) - Vintage East Village establishment: great pizza and Italian food and drink
For more information, contact: and tentatively Tuesday, April 21, approx. same time
at Three of Cups
Check back for more specific info to come.

!!!Thanks to all for a wonderful year at Saturn!!!

Next reading is May 25

Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike

May 25, 2015... AT
Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
8pm NYC

Featuring: Babette Albin and Robert Kramer

A Spectacular Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths.

 Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike

About Babette Albin...
Babette Albin is reliving her childhood (which is considerably better than the first one). She gets to be the grown-up and stay up late. If only she weren't so tired by 11:30. She is married with grand-children (MWG), a proud of the fact that her children live in exciting cities: NYC, Toronto, LA & Jerusalem. The youngest, who remains as a member of the Boomerang Generation, is preparing for the LSAT and educating his parents on the finer points of whatever is on his mind. Babette is grateful for the vital, international poetry scene which she has proudly shared since 1997 when she visited Saint Petersburg, Russia and read a poem "The Road to Bergen-Belsen". Her second feature was for Robert Dunn, editor and friend extraordinaire.

About Robert Kramer...
Robert Kramer is a widely published playwright, poet, and translator of European literature. Serving in the United States Army, he was trained by the 82nd Airborne, Paratroopers, but became an officer in the Chemical Corps, where he specialized in chemical weaponry and radiation defense. After studying at various universities in the United States and Europe, he became a college professor in the field of European Cultural History. In the early years of the civil rights movement, he accepted a teaching position at Xavier University in New Orleans. There, in addition to teaching, he played piano in the bars and cafes of the French Quarter, and it was also in New Orleans that his daughter Karen was born. He has since presented many papers and published numerous books and articles on the history of literature and art. For several years he served as Director of International Studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale. He has received six awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been a Fulbright Scholar for a year of research in Munich, Germany, and a Swiss Government Scholar for a year in Bern, Switzerland. He has been a guest professor at various colleges, such as the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Haverford College, and has lectured at such institutions as the Smithsonian, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Therapist Association. He has given readings of his poetry and translations on radio and television on both coasts, and at such colleges as New York University, The University of California, and Harvard University. He is a former Director of the New York Poet’s Cooperative, and currently a semi-retired professor of Art History at Manhattan College.
Robert's new book, WORDGLASS will be available and also through Poets Wear Prada press at

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 20th 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, now in its 21st Year.
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
June 1 with Singer/Songwriter Paul Foglino and Poets Art Gatti and Roberto Mendoza Ayala

* Monday, January 12 with Linda Lerner and Anoek van Praag
* Monday, January 19 with Music; and All that Jazz Features: Anthony Moscini, Fred Simpson, Bernard Block
* Monday, February 9 with Kathryn Adisman - aka “K”, Ron Kolm and Thaddeus Rutkowski
* Monday, February 16 with Eve Packer and Singer/songwriter Robin Greenstein
* Monday, February 16 with Singer/songwriter Robin Greenstein
* Monday, February 23 with Bob Givens and Eve Packer
* Monday, March 2 with LinDel Sandlin and April Jones
* Monday, March 9 with Vicki Lorio and Pete Dolack
* Monday, March 16 with Isaac Wheeler poet and Mark Aaron James, singer/songwriter on guitar
* Monday, March 23 with Fred Simpson and ERICA Mapp
* Monday, March 30 with Larry Litt and Lorin Roser and Mindy Matijasevic
* Monday, April 6 with Maria Lisella, Blair Reeve and John J. Trause
* Monday, April 13 with Richard Pearse and Susan Weiman
* Monday, April 20 with Jill Rapaport and Chuck Joy
* Monday, April 27 with Ellen Lytle and Michael Lytle
* Monday, May 4 with Yuyutsu RD Sharma, David Austell and Carolyn Wells

* 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 TBA
* Monday, July 13 with Bernard Block and his band of merry poets (TBA)

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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.