Host: Angelo Verga
Limited open mic-sign up (arrive early to make the list).
A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square.
Take 7th Avenue South, turn left on Bleecker; Cornelia Street is the second turning on the left. We're a quarter of the way down on the left hand side.
There is metered parking on the street until 10pm. After 10pm and on Sundays it's free.
Thomas Brinson, a Vietnam Veteran activist for over 40 years, has been writing poetry about surviving combat since 1967, when he was in the Central Highlands. His chapbook, Love and War, has been published by Dayl Wise's Post Traumatic Press. He lives and writes in Woodstock, NY with wife Jill and two cats.
Gil Fagiani's poetry collections include: Rooks (Rain Mountain Press, 2007), Grandpa's Wine (Poets Wear Prada, 2008), A Blanquito in El Barrio (Rain Mountain Press, 2009), Chianti in Connecticut (Bordighera Press, 2010) and Serfs of Psychiatry (Finishing Line Press, pending 2011). He has translated into English poetry written in Italian, Abruzzese dialect and Spanish. Gil is on the Board of Directors of the Italian American Writers' Association and is the Associate Editor of Feile-Festa.
Walt Nygard is the Vice President of Veterans For Peace, Northern New Jersey chapter 021. He is a USMC veteran of Vietnam, Okinawa and the Philippines, 1969 - 1970. He was born in Portland, Oregon and raised on US Army posts of the American West and Germany. Walt is a blue collar writer of poetry and fiction. His son Joe is a US Army veteran with service in the war in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division and is currently in Iraq.
Dayl Wise was drafted into the US Army with service in Viet Nam and Cambodia 1970. He is a member of Veterans for Peace. His poems have appeared in numerous publications. In his spare time, he runs Post Traumatic Press (PTP) and is the author of Poems and other stuff (PTP, 2004) and Basic Load (PTP, 2009). He lives in The Bronx and Woodstock, New York with his wife, the poet Alison Koffler.