This event is for poets and listeners alike. Poets, bring your original poetry and throw your name in the hat to perform on stage in a supportive environment. Listeners are invited to be judges for the competitive rounds or can just sit back and take it all in. Come and have fun with us!

The featured guest for this event will be Brooklyn-based poet and artist Todd Colby. Colby is the author of six books of poetry. His most recent book, Splash State, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. His writing and art have recently appeared in The Believer, Bomb Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Dizzy Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Poetry Magazine. You can find him on Instagram: @toddjcolby and @lemonconcrete, and on his website: gleefarm.blogspot.com.

Prospective participating poets will be asked to put their names in a hat on arrival at CPC starting at 6:30 pm. The event will start promptly at 7:00. Participants will be RANDOMLY selected throughout the event. Depending on the number of participants, there is no guarantee that every applicant will be selected. Rules and time limits will be announced at the top of the event by Bobby Miller. Have questions? Reach out to Bobby using the contact info provided above .

The competitive design of poetry slams is designed to be fun and supportive of all poets. That said, the audience is encouraged to be appropriately vocal, expressive, and raucous. And, as  Bobby Miller says, “the winner is often the loser.”

This event will include a cash prize and a mystery basket.

PURCHASING TICKETS ONLINE (below) IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Capacity is limited so purchasing tickets online ensures you will be admitted. Payment will be accepted at the door until capacity is reached.

Bobby Miller is a performance poet, and photographer. Author of three books of poetry; “Benestrific Blonde”, “Mouth Of Jane” “Rigmarole” and ” Troubleblonde” Poems/short stories/monologues and letters. Published in “Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe”, ” Verses That Hurt; Pleasure And Pain From The Poemfone Poets” St. Martin’s Press, and “The Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry” His photography books include “Fabulous! A Photographic Diary Of Studio 54″ REDUX, ” A Downtown State of Mind”, ” Wigstock in black & white”, ” PORTRAITS 1973 – 2009 ” in three Volumes, ” Queer Nation” with figures by him and Basil Twist, ” Jackie 60 Nights”, ” Forget Them Not: A Celebration Of Those Who’ve Gone Before” and “Divas, Dudes & Dandie. His influences were Christopher Makos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jimmy De Sana, and George Hurrell. Studied photography with Lisette Model The New School of Social Research. New work” The Outlaw Bible of American Art” ” Comic Book” & “NUDES”.