Against their better judgment, the fantastic Popsickle liverary festival has invited me back, yet again, to poison the minds of poets from all over North America who have made Brooklyn their home (and this one dude from Bed Stuy who may be there). Join me and the inimitable Jasmine Gibson on June 20th and 21st (we read Saturday), for what promises to be a sweaty day with lots of words and a train rumbling by every 10 minutes. On a nostalgic notes, the first Popsickle was five years ago, right down the street at the space above Mr. Kiwi, and the JM trains provided some of the most boisterous contributions to the day, Its nice to have the J back this year, as it is equally wonderful to hear New Yorkers complain that the train runs too much.
POPSICKLE is Brooklyn’s literary arts festival. Now in its sixth year, the fest aims to unite Brooklyn’s array of reading series, publishers, and literary organizations into one weekend-long megareading. POPSICKLE 2015 is coordinated by Niina Pollari, Zane Van Dusen, and JD Scott. POPSICKLE is free and open to the public.