Friday, July 16, 2021

Women Poets of Thursday Morning Poets to Present @10th Anniversary NYC Poetry Festival on Governors Island 

10th Anniversary NYC Poetry Festival


WHEN: Saturday, July 24, 2021 @2:30pm. Rain or shine, show goes on. 

WHERE: Algonquin Stage, Governors Island, New York City*

Strangers before the pandemic, Thursday Morning Poets (TMP) first met at a Queens Public Library virtual workshop led by Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella,  whose prompt-based workshop inspired them to continue on their own, forming TMP.

Meeting each other in-person for the first time in this, their debut public  

appearance, these 10 women of TMP whose faces reflect NYC’s cultural and ethnic diversity will  read their original works in a variety of poetic styles, lifting their voices as first-time poets or as award-winning poets to tell stories of women’s lived experiences.

The 10 women readers include educators, mothers, journalists, a yoga instructor, and a 19-year-old  Ukrainian student: 

  • Ana Denysenko
  • Beth Evans
  • Isabella Calisi-Wagner
  • Judy Trupin
  • Julie  Forgione
  • Luvon Roberson
  • Megha Sood
  • Melva C. Lewis
  • Nicollette Barsamian. 
  • Maria Lisella, American Academy of Poets Fellow, to introduce readers

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, NYCPoFest unites the vast & diverse New York City poetry community on the idyllic Governors Island. 

NYCPoFest electrifies arts &  literature & brings poetry to new light in the public eye. This year's headliners will include: Ariana  Reines, Deborah Landau, Kaveh Akbar, and Terrance Hayes.

Governors Island is accessible by three ferries:

  • Governors Island Ferry – Manhattan
  • Governors Island Ferry – Brooklyn
  • NYC Ferry – East River

Ferry info: