RR: Neuronautic Institute

October 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No cover.  2 drink minimum.

Fall is in the air. What better time for new ideas, words as music, and cocktails, in a beautiful room?

This month we have 3 features from around New York State, each with their own viewpoint and voice. And there’s a lively Open Mic so you can join in on the fun, or just come and listen.

LINDA LERNER
OBSIDIAN
ERIK RICHMOND

ERIK RICHMOND

Erik Richmond is a writer and musician from Chicago. His poems have appeared in the newspaper The Long Islander, in the journals Ted Ate America and Medicinal Purposes, online at Poetz.com and Rogue Scholars, and in the Chicago poetry anthology “In One Ear”, which he also co-edited. He has lived in New York City since 1999.

OBSIDIAN

Obsidian has been in the New York City poetry scene since 1990. He co-hosted two open mic poetry venues, the Times Square Shout Out and the Shout out at Ottos with Hobobob and was the subject of a documentary of NPR Radio’s “This American Life,” hosted by Ira Glass in 2008.

Obsidian appeared on Columbia University Radio station WKCR-89.9FM, Studio A Series, hosted by Anne Cammon Fiero, along with several members of the Brownstone Poets, and is published as a contributing poet in the anthologies Diner with the Muse, and The Venetian Hour, edited by Evie Ivy and sold at St. Marks Bookstore.

Obsidian has also recently published two online ebooks, an action novel entitled The Shaitan, and a semi-autobiographical work called The Hobo Handbook: Memoirs of a Homeless Poet in New York, under his real name Daniel Canada, which are sold as electronic books on www.Smashword.com and Barnes & Noble.

He is also currently working on a poetry book, a collection of most of his prose written and read throughout his 28 years on the poetry scene, some of which he’ll share with you tonight!

LINDA LERNER

Linda Lerner’s latest poetry collection, A Dance Around the Cauldron, is a prose work consisting of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times (Lummox Press, September, 2017. Previously published Takes Guts and Years Sometimes & Yes, the Ducks Were Real, (NYQ Books (2011 & 2015). In spring, 2015 she read six poems on WBAI for Arts Express. “Taking the F Train” will be published by NYQ books in late 2018 or 2019.

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