March 2, 2012

Cornelia St - Poetry and Prose 3/10

Saturday, March 10th- 5:45 pm – 7:45pm.
Poetry and Prose Feature plus Open Mike
Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia St., Manhattan
$7 minimum includes one drink
Come in time to sign up at 5:45 pm.
Bring poetry Bring prose Bring script Bring a friend
5 minute time limit for open mike

Feature Readers:
 Robert Savino & Colleen Michaels

Robert Savino’s recent book, Inside a Turtle Shell is a diverse journey of paths 
crossed, family and friends lost and found. The poet’s focus is to capture the 
everyday experience driven by the passion of his Italian cultural upbringing.
Savino’s poems have been published in many journals including the Long Island 
Quarterly to the Haight Asbury Literary Journal. He was a long-standing Board 
Member of Island Poets, winner of the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society’s 15th 
Annual Poetry Competition (2005) and the winner of the 2008 Oberon Poetry Prize, 
for “Breakfast with Sophia” about the endearing relationship between a 
grandfather and his four-year-old granddaughter.

Colleen Michaels was a 2010 finalist for the Split This Rock poetry competition 
and is the recipient of an honorable mention in the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Poetry 
Prize. Michaels directs the Writing Center at Montserrat College of Art. She has 
performed at venues such as the Bowery Poetry Club and the Salem Literary 
Festival, but she usually can be found bringing poetry to unlikely places like 
tattoo parlors, laundromats, and swimming pools.

Her poems and essays have appeared in print and in on–line literary journals, 
including The Paterson Literary Review, Blue Collar Review, The Mom Egg, Bread 
and Circus Magazine, Literary Mama, and the forthcoming anthology, Here Come the 
Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Her poem “Align” appears as 
an art installation at Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. She helps organize 
the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and is a cheerleader for community and 

Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading 
series at Cornelia St. Café every month. IAWA is a 501© (3) not-for-profit 
corporation; donations are tax deductible.

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