Bobby Miller hosts his fourth Poetry Slam Night at CPC.

This event will feature readings of original poetry by special guest Carol Diehl, who has read her poetry in performance at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, the Knitting Factory, and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, as well as appearing with Butch Morris’s “Chorus of Poets” at The Public Theater, the Whitney Museum and the Bang on a Can Festival at Lincoln Center. Her poetry is included in the anthology Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Henry Holt and Company), winner of the 1994 National Book Award. She is also the author of Banksy: Completed, the first book to explore the cultural, social, and political impact of the anonymous street artist.

Poets of all stripes are encouraged to PERFORM their original poetry in front of an audience-selected jury in a fun-filled evening of flavorful words. This event is for poets and listeners alike. Come and have fun with us!

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”.