The Poetry Society of New York is throwing its third annual poetry festival on Governor’s Island this Saturday and Sunday. The festival “showcases all of the different formats, aesthetics, and personalities of New York City reading series and collectives, in one place at one time. The festival intends to create branches between disparate poetry communities, and other artists and artisans, by bringing poetry out of the dark bars and universities and by placing it in the sun.”
A few Parnassus contributors will make up part of the motley crew: Cathy Park Hong, Joshua Mehigan, and Justin Boehning. And our assistant editor Will Brewer is reading some of his recent work for the Phantom Limb Press tomorrow at 3:10 p.m at the Algonquine Stage. We wish them all the best.