VIDEO: NY Poetry Festival (Day 1)

By all accounts, the First Annual New York Poetry Festival was a huge success. With perfect weather, three stages, and over a hundred poets and performers, Governor’s Island proved the perfect venue for two straight days of verse.

Please check out our video footage of day one below, featuring a handful of readings by poets Ben Pease, Coldfront’s own Melinda Wilson, Timothy Donnelly, Farrah Field, Claire Donato, Yusef Komunyakaa and more. Thanks again to Stephanie Berger and Nicholas Adamski of The Poetry Brothel for organizing the event. Can’t wait until next year!

Video by DJ Dolack

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