Poets Wear Prada Brings Style and Books to NY Rainbow Book Fair

Hoboken-based publishing house Poets Wear Prada showcases its Pride and Queer books at the New York Rainbow Book Fair, America’s longest-running LGBT book fair, and the largest LGBT book event in the country. - March 30, 2016

Poets Wear Prada Announces Molly C. Braswell as New PR Associate

Hoboken-based boutique publisher Poets Wear Prada welcomes journalist Molly C. Braswell as a freelance public relations associate. - March 22, 2016

Homage & Odes to the Stones: Poets Celebrate Rock Band's 53rd Birthday at KGB

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, poets Hilary Sideris and Rick Mullin celebrate the Rolling Stones with a reading of selected poems from their Stones-inspired books from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at KGB Bar on 85 East 4th Street in New York City. - June 12, 2015

Award-Winning Poet Michael T. Young in Lambertville, NJ, Saturday, November 15

Poet Michael T. Young will read Saturday evening, November 15, from his brand-new collection, "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost" (Poets Wear Prada) at Panoply Books in Lambertville, New Jersey. - November 15, 2014

New Jersey Poet Michael T. Young Receives Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award for "Living in the Counterpoint" Prelude to His Full-Length Collection from Poets Wear Prada

Michael T. Young of Jersey City, New Jersey, and Kyle Potvin of Derry, New Hamshire, were announced as co-winners of the New England Poetry Club's 2014 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award, judged by David Ellis. - October 10, 2014

Hoboken Artist Michelle Doll – The Early Works Opens Sept. 19 at R. William Maggs Designs

Hoboken's newest home décor & floral design store, R. William Maggs Designs, is showcasing local artist Michelle Doll at their Sixth & Bloomfield location this fall. Opening reception for "Michelle Doll - The Early Works" is Friday, Sept. 19 from 7pm to 10pm. - September 19, 2014

Poet Michael T. Young in New York City and Jersey City in July

Award-winning poet Michael T. Young will be reading from his new book, "The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost," in NYC at Parkside Lounge (7/13) and the Cornelia Street Café (7/28), and in Jersey City, NJ at WORD (7/15). - July 06, 2014

Inside Weinraub’s “Lapidary” — Poetry to Rock Your World: 46 Gems from Amber to Zircon Speak

Poets Wear Prada announced the launch of "Lapidary," a new book inspired by gemstones by poet and master storyteller Richard Marx Weinraub. Forty-six stones tell their stories and ours. Called “beautiful and peculiar” [Corral] and "a must have" [Odwitt]. Related to the famous Marx Brothers, Weinraub is the author of the 2002 "sonovella" (a novella written in sonnets) "Wonder Bread Hill" based on the 1978 murder of two young radicals on Cerro Maravilla in Puerto Rico and the trial that ensued. - October 19, 2013

Poets Wear Prada Re-Issues Poet Efrayim Levenson’s "Dances with Tears": Classic Chapbook Makes Comeback with POD Edition

Poets Wear Prada announced print-on-demand re-issue of 2007 classic out-of-print chapbook "Dances With Tears" by poet Efrayim Levenson to follow his recently released "Funhouse." Described as a collection of "heartfelt psalms" ["Small Press Review''] and "a blast of Hasidic bebop ecstasy [Fishbane], "Dances With Tears" takes readers on a walk along a path a spiritual discovery. The new edition available November features cover art by publisher Roxanne Hoffman. - October 11, 2013

New Poems by Efrayim Levenson from Poets Wear Prada Take the Reader on a Three-Day Journey of Cranial Amusement

Roxanne Hoffman, publisher at Poets Wear Prada, announced today publication of “Funhouse” by poet Efrayim Levenson. “Funhouse” is collection of poems written while Levenson listened to the music of guitarist Buckethead. “This project was a lot of fun! I hope Buckethead likes it, ” said Levenson. "Funhouse," is the poet's second book project with Poets Wear Prada. In 2007, the Hoboken-based press released “Dances With Tears,” a "blast of Hasidic bebop ecstasy" [Brooklyn poet Craig Fishbane]. - October 05, 2013

Long Island Poetry Sends Underprivileged Youngsters to Summer Camp

Oceanside's Kiwanis Monday night Summer Gazebo Readings raises money to send underprivileged youngsters to summer camp, with help from its literary community, past and present poet laureates, and local businesses. Featuring Monday June 11: Gayl Teller, Robert Savino, Jack Cooper, Herbert Siegel, Gail Goldstein. Schoolhouse Green, Foxhurst Rd., Oceanside, New York. 7 to 8 p.m. Free. - June 10, 2012

Chicago Stylist Turned Poet Ice Gayle Johnson Visits Rutherford New Jersey Birthplace of William Carlos Williams

The WCW Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County features poet, publisher, and entrepreneur Ice Gayle Johnson this Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Williams Carlos Williams Center for the Arts (upstairs Terrace), located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, New Jersey. Johnson will read her work and talk on William Carlos Williams. Open reading follows. Free and open to the public. - June 06, 2012

Three Women, Emerging Poets, Read in Greenwich Village Sunday Afternoon June 3: Rosalie Calabrese, Pat Casey and Ice Gayle Johnson, 4-6 p.m. at Scalinatella

Three women, all emerging writers, Rosalie Calabrese, Pat Casey, and Ice Gayle Johnson -- a native New Yorker and management consultant for the arts, an Irish-American storyteller, and a Chicago hair stylist and professional photographer -- will be reading for Michael Graves' Phoenix Reading this... - June 03, 2012

Oceanside Kiwanis Summer Gazebo Monday Night Readings Resume on June 4

The Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, New York announces their Sixth Annual Summer Gazebo Readings series. The Monday evening readings are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. outside on Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, New York, in June, July & August. Four or five authors and poets read from the Gazebo. June 4th features Nassau Poet Laureate Linda Opyr with Roxanne Hoffman, Peter Dugan and Beverly Koch. The program raises funds to send children to summer camp through advertising, patrons and raffles. - June 03, 2012

Sun., May 27: Phoenix Reading with Allegretti, Kolm and Padki in Greenwich Village, NYC

Three local writers, Joel Allegretti, Ron Kolm and Melind Padki -- an eclectic mix of voices: a pop-culture chronicler, a "Downtown" cultural revolutionary and archivist, with an inside observer of Indian diaspora in America -- will be reading for Michael Graves's Phoenix Reading this... - May 27, 2012

Writers Fink, Hoffman, Karageorge, Shmailo in Greenwich Village Saturday Evening May 19th

The Greek-American Writers’ Association presents four poets, Tom Fink, Roxanne Hoffman, Penelope Karageorge & Larissa Shmailo, Saturday evening May 19th, at The Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. - May 18, 2012

Yorkville Diner Offers Customers a Side of Poetry with Their Meals

Popular Yorkville neighborhood diner features poetry night, hosted by local writer Peter Chelnick, the second Monday of each month. Gracie’s Corner Diner, 352 East 86th Street on the southwest corner of First Avenue. Sign up for the open reading at 6:45 PM. Reading from 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM. No cover, but a food/drink purchase is required. Take the 4, 5 or 6 train to East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. The diner is a short walk from the station. - May 13, 2012

Chicago Poet Ice Gayle Johnson at CCNY Poetry Festival May 11th

Hair stylist turned poet Ice Gayle Johnson to spotlight the 40th annual City College (CCNY) Poetry Festival featuring fellow Chicago native Patricia Smith. - May 10, 2012

Poets Wear Prada Furnishes “The Key” by Chicago Stylist Ice Gayle Johnson

Poets Wear Prada announced today publication of Ice Gayle Johnson’s debut poetry collection “The Key: Lady Grizzly & Sir Charles Otter,” her very personal account of love and loss, both familial and romantic. - May 08, 2012

Hoboken Publisher and Author Roxanne Hoffman in New York City This May

Poets Wear Prada announced Senior Editor, Hoboken author Roxanne Hoffman in New York this month to promote her new book: Sundays, May 6th and 13th, and Saturday May 19th. - May 06, 2012

Author Joel Allegretti in New York with New Poetry Book from Poets Wear Prada

NJ poet Joel Allegretti today announced 3 New York readings for his new book “Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not-Poems”: Sun., May 6th, in Washington Heights; Thurs., May 17th, in Astoria, Queens; Sun., May 27th, in Greenwich Village. - May 02, 2012

New Poems by Joel Allegretti from Poets Wear Prada: "Europa/Nippon/New York" Takes the Reader Around the World in 52 Pages

Poets Wear Prada announced today publication of “Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not Poems” by the American poet Joel Allegretti, a cinematic travel log through space and time replete with airplanes, submarines, the expected cathedral stops, and surprise visits with pop culture icons, and other legends. - April 27, 2012

Hoboken Author’s New Illustrated Book Contemplates Love and Death

Hoboken author Roxanne Hoffman today announced the release of “In Loving Memory,” her gothic ballad tracing a small town congregation from funeral to marriage, illustrated by Edward Odwitt. - December 11, 2011

Small New Jersey Literary Press Picks Six for Shot at Annual Pushcart Prize Recognizing Best of 2011 by Small Presses

Poets Wear Prada, a small literary press based in Hoboken, N.J., announced today its six nominations for the 36th Annual Pushcart Prize, the coveted award signaling the best work published by small presses the previous year. Work by Chocolate Waters, Davidson Garrett, Dean Kostos, Melinda Goodman, Dorothy Friedman and John Marcus Powell was nominated by publisher Roxanne Hoffman. - December 07, 2011

Canio’s Books to Celebrate Emily Dickinson’s Birthday with a Talk by Poet George Held

The poet George Held will be giving a talk on the poet Emily Dickinson in honor of her birthday. Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY. 4 p.m., Saturday, December 10. - December 04, 2011

Friday 11/18: Poets Friedman, La Prade, Held, Lisella and Torrence-Thompson at Left Bank Books

On Friday, November 18, Left Bank Books invites book collectors and poetry lovers to celebrate the birthdays of poets Stephen Crane, Marianne Moore, William Blake and other November babies with a poetry reading by five noted local poets hosted by the small literary press Poets Wear Prada. - November 04, 2011

LGBT Arts Festival Hosts Women's Poetry Event November 4th at Jan Hus Church in NYC

The 9th Annual All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival presents a Women’s Poetry Invitational, Fri., Nov. 4 at Jan Hus Church - Masyrik Hall, 351 E. 74th St., NYC 10021. Showtime: 8pm. Open Mic with special guests Dorothy Friedman August, Vittoria repetto, Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods. Emcee: Roxanne Hoffman. - November 02, 2011

New Book by New Jersey Poet Michael T. Young Now Available to Pre-Order

New Jersey Poet Michael T. Young announces a new poetry chapbook, “Living in the Counterpoint,” now available to pre-order from publisher Finishing Line Press. ISBN 1-59924-870-0. Paper. $12. Release Date: Jan. 13, 2012. www.finishinglinepress.com. - October 27, 2011

Mon. Oct. 24 Poets Sarah Bedell & Roxanne Hoffman Read in NYC's East Village

Monday, October 24, 2011, Poets Sarah Bedell & Roxanne Hoffman return to Nightingale Lounge in NYC's East Village to read for Su Polo's Saturn Series. 7-9pm. 213 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003. (NW Corner E. 13th St & 2nd Ave.) $10/2 Drink Min., $3 Donatonion. +21. - October 23, 2011

Read Poetry from Poets Wear Prada on Your iPhone

A first glimpse of new iBookstore titles from Poets Wear Prada on Apple's iPhone. - August 28, 2011

Poetry from Poets Wear Prada Now Available from iTunes

Poets Wear Prada today announced its entry into the lucrative commercial e-book market with the availability of two of its titles on Apple’s iBookstore. “Gathered at Her Sky: Life Poems” by Tantra-zawadi and “Thrum: Poems” by Joel Allegretti are now available on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks, and via computer with iTunes. - August 19, 2011

Poet Ravi Shankar Launches Deepening Groove with Joel Allegretti, Susan Frischkorn & Lisa C. Taylor in an Evening of New Poetry at RAW, Hartford, CT

Ravi Shankar launches his new book “Deepening Groove,” winner of the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize, on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 6 pm, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. Three notable authors will join Shankar, each reading from their new works -- Joel Allegretti, Susan Frischkorn and Lisa C. Taylor. Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen, who has hailed Shankar as “one of America’s finest younger poets,” will introduce the readers. - August 14, 2011

Award Winning Filmmaker’s Feature and New Short to be Screened at Celebrate Tango Festival in NYC

Award winning filmmaker Marianne Hettinger’s new short “Saint Vitus Dance” will be screened with her critically acclaimed “Mango Tango” (Best Feature, Ventura Film Festival. 2009) on July 24, 2011 at the Celebrate Tango Festival in New York. - July 19, 2011

Learn to Haiku at South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, NY

Poet George Held teaches haiku, a concise Japanese poetry form, at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehamton, NY on Sunday, July 17 at 10 am. - July 17, 2011

Pears, Prose & Poetry: LGBT Poets at NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival Fight Intolerance

The 9th Annual All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival presents Pears, Prose & Poetry, Monday, July 11, 2011, at The Center, 208 West 13th St., NYC. Showtime: 7pm. 17 poets read. Free. Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman & Robert Urban. - July 11, 2011

Lesbian Activist Debuts First New Book in Decades

Groundbreaking feminist writer Chocolate Waters will publish her first book in over three decades with Poets Wear Prada, it was announced today by Roxanne Hoffman, Publisher and Senior Editor. Written for anyone who has loved and lost, queer, straight, male or female, "The Woman Who Wouldn't Shake Hands" will be released as a trade paperback this summer. Waters, the "Poet Laureate of Hell's Kitchen," is one of the first openly lesbian poets to publish in the U.S. - July 05, 2011

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