“808’s pumpin bang the track playa”


Saturday, July 12th (9:00pm – 4:00am)

Bar Below (209 Smith Street in Brooklyn) F Train to Bergen Street

$10 Cover

It’s the OFFICIAL CD RELEASE PARTY for 5 Past 13, a hot new compilation CD of NYC’s top performance poets. From 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., celebrate, drink, shake whatever needs shaking to the sounds DJ Frank Rempe and DJ Joshua Gabriel!

AND be one of the first 50 people in the door and receive the CD for just $5! that’s HALF OFF the

regular price! so get there early and make sure to pace yourself, because you won’t want to miss the revelry and scattered poetic performances.

All proceeds from the night go to send Team NYC/Union Square to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August.

5 PAST 13 features performances by Def Poetry on Broadway’s Suheir Hammad & Staceyann Chin, HBO Def Poet’s Roger Bonair-Agard, Emanuel Xavier, Willie Perdomo, Marty McConnell, Ishle Yi Park, Dawn Saylor, loudPOETS’ Lynne Procope, Raymond Daniel Medina, GinnaKarla Nicolas, Oscar Bermeo, Edward Garcia, Peter James Conti, Stephen Maher, Elana Bell, Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani alongside Rachelle Street, Bob Holman, Patricia Smith, Cheryl Boyce Taylor and Guy LeCharles Gonzalez.


make no mistake people. this will be the jump off. i dont write too much about when the poets get together cuz it is always way too much fun and it feels kinda strange sharing all the cantakerousness through a report… so come on down yourselves and hang a bit. if you like a particualr poets work, this might be that great chance to tell em so (especially if ya spot em a drink– always works) it could also be a great chance to see these talented wonderful mofos in their natural enviroment just hangin back & cuttin loose.

see ya there!

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