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A Persistence of Cormorants: Poetry By the Gowanus
A Persistence of Cormorants: Poetry By the Gowanus

Sun, May 05


Gowanus open shoreline

A Persistence of Cormorants: Poetry By the Gowanus

Ruth will read alongside poets Safia Jama, Elaine Sexton and JoAnne McFarland at Brooklyn's summer-long poetry reading series on the shoreline. Click RSVP for more details.

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Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Gowanus open shoreline, 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA


About the event

A Persistence of Cormorants is a summer-long poetry reading series featuring accomplished and exceptional poets from the New York area. On each of the scheduled Sundays, from 1:30 to 3:30, up to four featured poets will read for 10 to 15 minutes each.The readings will be followed by open mic time limited to ten readers (one poem no longer than 3 minutes) who have signed up the day of the reading on a first come basis.

Click here for more info and the full schedule.

Reading will be outdoors at the Gowanus open shoreline and we invite you to engage with the emerging Gowanus Canal habitat as we witness the EPA conduct their SuperFUN/d cleanup program. Event may move to inside the boathouse if it begins to rain or we want to escape the summer heat. If other activity is occurring on the street or esplanade, event may move inside.

Participation is free but we encourage donations to sustain the efforts of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, an advocacy stewardship organization who has been representing neighborhood interests for over two decades.

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