Organized by the Poetry Society of New York, the 2nd Annual New York Poetry Festival took place on a lawn at the heart of Governor’s Island ringed by trees, reclamated stoneworks, and repurposed barracks. The lineup for the weekend-long event was incredibly diverse and readings happened simultaneously, poets’ voices sounding inwards from the corners of the field towards a small, solar-powered carousel.
“Poem” by Geoffrey Nutter
“Next Poem” by Geoffrey Nutter
“I didn’t go to Harvard” by Geoffrey Nutter
Rachel Eliza Griffiths read on 22 July for Deadly Chaps/Short Fast and Deadly, sharing selections from a new chapbook, Memoria, Memoria. In addition to her poem “Recurrence” on p.64 of Tongue, Issue One features a running series of her photographic collages, each image created in response to lines from fellow contributors.
“Melancholia” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
“The Diving Bell & Butterfly” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
“The Skin I Live In” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
“Lust, Caution” by Rachel Eliza Griffiths