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JK SZFrom below the thunders of the deepest summer arises Metro Rhythm! We’re back for our summer installment at the 3rd Annual New York City Poetry Festival. Join us on Governor’s Island as we revel in the limber verses of Julie Kantor and Sean Zhuraw. We will be at the Algonquin Stage at 3:40 on Saturday, July 27th. More information about the New York City Poetry Festival, including ferry schedules and lineups, can be found here.

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Julie Kantor has a B.A. in Literature/Writing, Columbia University; an M.S. in Childhood Education, Brooklyn College; and an M.F.A. in Poetry, Columbia University. She is beginning the doctoral program in American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin this fall. She was a New York City Teaching Fellow, and just completed a two-year teaching fellowship in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space, The Boston Review, Maggy, and Foothill. She is a poetry reader for The Boston Review, and is a musician, playing in the band, Cycles, based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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Sean Zhuraw’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston ReviewfoothillJERRY, and The Columbia Review. He’s currently a teaching/writing fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where he was the winner of the John Logan poetry prize. He volunteers with the Iowa Youth Writing Program and the writing workshop at Oakdale Prison. He graduated from Columbia University and hails from Philadelphia.

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The hour fast approaches: this Saturday and Sunday at Governors Island is the first annual New York City Poetry Festival, presented by the Poetry Society of New York.

Metro Rhythm will be among the many great organizations at the festival. At 1pm on Saturday 7/30, Metro Rhythm will present readings by Kirkwood Adams, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Timothy Donnelly. And Julia Guez will be there as our personal master of ceremonies– come see her before she leaves New York!

Just looking at the numbers on Facebook, this event promises to be huge, and is most certainly not to be missed.

Readings and events will run from noon to 5pm on both the 30th and 31st. Come early, stay late! There’s no better way to finish up July than with some inspiration from some of the best poets in NYC.

Please RSVP on Facebook, and we’ll see you there.

Metro Rhythm at NYC Poetry Festival

And if you’re looking for another place to get your fix of Metro Rhythm this month, come check out the First Annual New York City Poetry Festival! Organized by the Poetry Society of New York, the Festival will feature a range of New York’s best poetry outlets: presses, publications, and reading series. Best of all, there will be a full weekend of poetry: Noon to 5pm on Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st.

We have an exciting lineup of readers representing us: Danniel Schoonebeek, Kirkwood Adams, and Timothy Donnelly. Come see them (and our guest m.c. Julia Guez) on Saturday 7/30 at 1pm. Then stay on for the rest of the day’s events!

We’re so excited to be taking part, and we look forward to seeing you there!

You can learn more at The Poetry Society of New York, and RSVP on Facebook.