Photo by Dave Bledsoe, FreeVerse Photography
Tomorrow is already Wednesday, so it’s time to prepare your answer for the popular post-hump-day question of: “Hey, what are you doing this weekend?”
We’ve got you covered. “Going to the Third Annual New York City Poetry Festival, hosted by the Poetry Society of New York, on Governor’s Island,” you can say. Why? Because, hopefully, you are just as excited as we are for the two-day celebration of New York’s dynamic poetry scene.
Yes, Augury will be there! Our own B. C. Edwards (To Mend Small Children), David Joel Friedman (Soldier Quick with Rain) and Paige Lipari (Family of Many Enzos) will be reading Sunday (July 28) at 1:30 p.m. on the White Horse stage.
Find out all you need to know at the Poetry Society of New York’s website, including the lineup of over 50 poetry organizations and 200 poets, the times and locations of each reading, and transportation info to and from Governors Island.
Also, check out Coldfront’s fabulous NYC Poetry Festival Preview, featuring interviews from many of the presses, journals, and organizations that will present at the festival — including one from Augury!
Photo by: Dave Bledsoe of FreeVerse Poetry
His name really is Paul
like hotel pillowmints
from God’s right hand:
like Jesus Christ
were a beautiful Hispanic maid.
you will recall
there was a period of time
in which I was
afraid of staircases and elevators;
for six months I lived my life horizontally;
I wish that time had been now
and that it had been you instead of me.
the last time
you came home,
I hugged you
and for a moment,
I could feel the size of you.
I contained the entirety of your smallness.
Augury Introduces: Nicholas Hite is a 28-year-old attorney living in New Orleans with his vegan boyfriend, their blue-eyed dog, and a pet crawfish.
Our submissions period is now officially closed for the summer and we are looking forward to spending the next few months reading your manuscripts; thanks to everyone who entrusted us with their work! We expect to notify authors by mid-to-late fall, both by privately reaching out to those whose work we’ve selected for publication and making an official announcement on our webpage. Thanks again for submitting your work to us.