Time: 2:30 PM
Interview with organizer Bess Highwayman.
1. Tell us a little bit about your organization.
The Highwaymen NYC, a 12 month long poetry reading series taking place on the full moon of each month, is to be held in a variety of independent, non-profit, art and performance spaces and clubs throughout Brooklyn. The goal of The Highwaymen NYC is to strengthen a community of emerging, active & relevant poets in Brooklyn and create a meeting place where these poets can showcase and discuss their work. The premier reading was April 6th 2012 and the last reading of the year long series will be March 27th 2013.
2. Who is reading in your slot at the festival and why?
Rangi McNeil , Natalie Eilbert, Danniel Schoonebeek, Dolan Morgan, and Priscilla Becker; these poets have all contributed to The Highwaymen NYC series.
3. Who else are you looking forward to seeing at the festival?
Amy Lawless, Julie Kantor, Matthew Zingg, Gregory Crosby and all the unknowns.
4. Did you attend the festival last year? If so, what was your favorite thing about it?
5. Why is live poetry important?
Live poetry is important because it is personal, in the flesh and therefore, voyeuristic, punctuated by reality and MUCH more exciting!