From our friends at Bright Hill Press. They will be kicking off their Word Thursdays reading series this coming Thursday with Robert Hart and Kamilah Aisha Moon. Here is all of the information:
On Thursday, February 24, Word Thursdays will begin its 19th season of readings by featuring the Brooklyn poets Robert Hart and Kamilah Aisha Moon. They will read from their work after the open mic which begins at 7 pm and during which all present are invited to read from their own work or that of other poets or writers that focuses on African-American Poetry or prose. There will also be an intermission. Word Thursdays takes place at Bright Hill, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY, just a block north of Barlow’s General Store on Co. Route 14. Admission is $3 (18 and under admitted free).
Robert Hart grew up in Harlem, on on 145th Street, 142nd Street, and 158th Street. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Now he works for a mail sorting company in Midtown West. Hart first wrote poetry in his high-school poetry class. It was years later that he came onto the New York Poetry Circuit and started reading at various venues; he’s still at it. Hart works with other performers, including musicians, dancers, and other poets (among them Bertha Rogers). His two books are Acrobat and Lightly in the Good of Day; the latter may be purchased online at http://www.benchpress.poetry.com.
Kamilah Aisha Moon is a recipient of fellowships to Cave Canem, the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and The Vermont Studio. Moon’s work has been featured or is forthcoming in several journals and anthologies, including The Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou’wester, The Oxford American, Connotations, Lumina,Callaloo, Essence, Bloom, Gathering Ground, The Ringing Ear, and Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. A featured poet in conferences and venues around the country, Moon received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.