October

“October/And the trees are stripped bare/Of all they wear”– U2

which makes it sound like a nice lazy month for the trees. unfortunately, i dont have such a restful itinerary.

dont get me wrong. this is exactly how i like my life. full of craziness & goodness which will help this month zip by so that november can finally get here.

you will hear more about these badboys as they appear, but for now, here all the cliff notes:

Wed, Oct 5 @ 7pm– The Bronx Council on the Arts’ 1st Wednesday Reading Series at the Downton Bronx Café guest hosted by Oscar Bermeo with featured poet Maria Negroni. An open mic session will follow Ms. Negroni’s reading.
For more info: http://bronxarts.org/genpublic.asp
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Sat, Oct 8 @ 7pm and Sun, Oct 9 @ 3pm– EVE DESCENDING is a journey through the stories of women in the Bible. Each woman comes to life through poetry, dance, and song to speak where the scriptures have been silent.

Produced by Actors Stock Company NYC
Conceived and directed by Abena Koomson
Cast: Elana Bell, Keisa Ababio, Annmarie Benedict, Oscar Bermeo, Jessica Elizabeth, Deborah Goffe, Hanna Kivioja-Honeycutt, Sabrina Hayeem Ladani, Dara Lazar, Marty McConnell, Dana Shavonne Rainey, Melanie Stroh, Jane Titus, Rich Villar, Scott Williams, Stephanie Williams
For tickets: http://smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=EVE35
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Thurs, Oct 13 @ 7pm– ACENTOS- The Uptown’s Best Open Mic and featured poet MARTÍN ESPADA
The Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of 3rd Ave)
6 Train to 138th Street Station
Hosted by Oscar Bermeo
FREE! ($5 Suggested Donation)
For more information, www.louderarts.com/acentos/
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Sat, Oct 15 @ 8pm– PARSE Book Release Party
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery at Bleeker Street) $10 cover

Please join Friendlyfire Press (Chad Griffin and Scot Lee Williams) as they celebrate the release of PARSE – Alchemy, a new collaboration of visual artistry and poetry featuring poems by: Elana Bell, Oscar Bermeo, Jai Chakrabarti, Robert Bevan Dalton, Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani, Mara Jebsen, Raymond Daniel Medina, John J Trause & Rich Villar

With readings by the poets, musical collaboration from synonymUS and
Raj spinning tunes. For more information, www.bowerypoetry.com
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Tues, Oct 25 @ 7pm– ACENTOS- The Uptown’s Best Open Mic and featured poet MILDRED RUIZ
The Bruckner Bar & Grill
1 Bruckner Boulevard (Corner of 3rd Ave)
6 Train to 138th Street Station
Hosted by Oscar Bermeo
FREE! ($5 Suggested Donation)
For more information, www.louderarts.com/acentos/

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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