StAnza International Poetry Festival

Participants: Bob Holman

Bob Holman(Photo: Flash Rosenberg)

Recently dubbed a member of the 'Poetry Pantheon' by the New York Times Magazine, Bob Holman has previously been crowned 'Ringmaster of the Spoken Word' (New York Daily News), 'Poetry Czar' (Village Voice), 'Dean of the Scene' (Seventeen), and 'this generation's Ezra Pound' (San Francisco's Poetry Flash). His selected poems, The Collect Call of the Wild (1995), was proclaimed 'the first poetic drop-kick into the new millennium' by Next magazine and 'impressive (to say the least)' by Robert Creeley.  In 1989 he helped reopen the Nuyorican Poets Café, and it was there in 1996 that he introduced poetry slams to New York.  In 2002 he opened the Bowery Poetry Club in downtown Manhattan, which the New York Times has described as 'a beacon on the Bowery'.  Producer of the PBS television series United States of Poetry, he has won three Emmys and various other awards for his extensive work in performing and promoting poetry on radio and television.  His collaboration with the artist Chuck Close, A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, was published by Aperture in 2006, and his first CD, In with the Out Crowd, has been described by Lou Reed as "an astonishing achievement."

StAnza 2011 Events:

Fri 18 March | Poetry Café
Enjoy lunch and verses with Bob Holman
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Sat 19 March | StAnza Slam – New York Style
With MC, Bob Holman
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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