Poetry Salon

Created and hosted by poet and former Greenlight bookseller Angel Nafis, Greenlight’s Poetry Salon welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets for an intense and joyful evening of wine, poetry, and performance.  Since its launch in 2012, the Salon series has hosted poets including Aziza Barnes, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Anders Carlson-Wee, Kai Carlson-Wee, Eduardo Corral, Kevin Coval, Jay Deshpande, Natalie Diaz, R. Erica Doyle, Cornelius Eady, Safia Elhillo, Shira Erlichman, Tarfia Faizulla, Megan Falley, Thomas Fucaloro, Jessica Greenbaum, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Tonya Ingram, Ishmael Islam, Stevie Edwards, Rodney Jones, Jeff Kass, Sarah Kay, Mike Lala, Rickey Laurentiis, Cynthia Lowen, Airea D. Matthews, Jamaal May, Nathan McClain, Rachel McKibbens, Anis Mojgani, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Jose Olivarez, Gregory Pardlo, Morgan Parker, Tommy Pico, Casey Rocheteau, Patrick Rosal, Danez Smith, Patricia Smith, Bianca Stone, Samantha Thornhill, Geoff Kagan Trenchard, Jeanann Verlee, Ocean Vuong, and Tiphanie Yanique.

Next event in this series:

Fort Greene store:
Thursday, February 1, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Poetry Salon!
Featuring poets Hanif Abdurraqib, Natalie Eilbert, Safiya Sinclair, and others TBA
Hosted by Angel Nafis
Wine reception to follow

Created and hosted by poet and former Greenlight bookseller Angel Nafis, Greenlight’s Poetry Salon welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets for an intense and joyful evening of wine, poetry, and performance. For February, the Salon is honored to host Hanif Abdurraqib, author of the essay collection They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us and the poetry collection The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award); Safiya Sinclair, author of the poetry collection Cannibal and winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award, among other honors; Natalie Eilbert, the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Prize, as well as the poetry collection, Swan Feast; and other featured poets to be announced.

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