June 5, 2012

REMINDER: OPEN MIC TONIGHT with ABRAHAM BENJAMIN!!

Don't forget to join us tonight, Tuesday June 5, to share your work and listen to Honest Abe's poetry!

Sign-up for the reading will start at 7pm, and readings begin at 7:15-7:30pm.
The reading will be held at Terraza Cafe - on Gleane street and Roosevelt avenue, off the 82nd street stop on the 7 Train! You can find directions here.

Abraham Benjamin a.k.a. Honest Abe was born in Brooklyn, NY. He is a writer/poet, and the author of his first book of poetry, "Unlocked thoughts of a prophet's temple: Humble Beginnings." (January 2012). Five years removed from being on the scene he released his debut indie EP album, Brooklyn's Lost Son: Prelude to the Road 2 Redemption" (July 2011).

A brother, son, cousin, uncle and loyal to the end friend, he describes himself as a mind-reacher, whose main goal "is not to write to incite crimes, but to incite minds with the truth in a world and society full of lies and deception." His 1st form of expression wasn't poetry, but music; he has played guitar off/on for the past 15 years. Poetry took center stage at the end of high school after which he's appeared in such places as Bowery Poetry Club, the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New World Stages in Timeout NY Lounge, 449 LA in Harlem, NY and the Arts Garage in Philly. He's also been a featured artist at the Time Square Arts center, Lyrical Revolt IX at La Pregunta Cafe, Bridgeport Innovation center in CT, at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival, various in and out of Tri-state venues and has won back to back collegiate slams in the Bowery Poetry Club.

See you tonight!

JHPF
Jackson Height Poetry Festival

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