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With utmost sorrow I write to tell you all of the passing into spirit in 2008 the creative and lovely one known to us as Robert Dunn, who gave so many years of his life in service to poets and poetry. This is a link to more information as we find it. updated 092708

Hi From Su Polo: I'm published in this lovely online international Poetry and Arts Magazine: Levue Litteraire
To see my page go to:

To see the main page (many poets! including Bob Heman) go to:
a big thank you to Bob Heman and Erika Dagnino, Curator.

Also! I have a NEW ChapBook out available through me!  Beauty ~ Poems and Stories, Some Spiritual and Some Curious by Su Polo $10. includes postage.  Please let me know if you want one!

There was a lovely memorial for Bill Pyles, Friend and Poet who passed away in late 2016, organized by
Ms. Edi Holley at St. Johns Church on March 19, from 12:30 to 3pm with Special Guests - Bill Duke and The Angel Band + open mike. 

John Lehmann-Haupt new CD is here - Songs of the Guitar II.
Some of you may remember his beautiful guitar feature at Saturn Series Poetry.
As on the first Songs of the Guitar, He offers a program that covers a lot of territory, with transitions that work in unexpected ways - from a traditional ballad to Bach, from the distant chime of Debussy's "Et la Lune Descend" to the warm murmur of Tim Hardin's "Misty Roses," from Stevie Wonder's subtle, slinking "Creepin'" to the sweet blues of Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do."
Check out -
it's available for download, too, and you can find it at Amazon

and iTunes and CDBaby as well.


There is a lovely memorial essay about Ray Pospisil, extraordinary metrical poet who passed away January 28, 2008. Seems like only yesterday he was sitting at the corner of the bar at the Saturn Series Poetry Reading at Nightingale Lounge on 13th Street and 2nd Ave.
He is dearly missed.


Next reading:

Monday Nov. 6, 2017 ...Let's Thrive on Poetry in 2017!!!

Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
8 pm NYC


Next reading Nov. 6 - 8pm with
KB Nemcosky and Peter Bushyeager and Kerryn Tredrea

plus open mike!
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!
Please buy a drink or food

 Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike

About Kerryn Tredrea...
Kerryn Tredrea is from adelaide, south australia. she has been writing, performing and organising spoken word performances for the last 20 years and is on the editorial team of paroxysm press, an independent publisher specialising in short, sharp and dark fiction and poetry.

she has performed at national festivals, has curated events for the adelaide fringe festival since 2010 and is published in many journals and anthologies including best australian poems 2004 (black inc press) and how dirty girls get clean 2010 (art soldier liberated press). her first book of poetry, adventures in captivity is available through paroxysm press with a second due our next year.

digging deep into her own psyche she tells everybody's story in a modern gothic tone. sometimes dark, often surprising, kerryn's writing is guaranteed to take you... places.

About KB Nemcosky...

KB Nemcosky was a reading coordinator at Chez LaRoe 1997-2001. He has published two books of poetry: Drift (Ten Pell Books, 2000) and dear friend, (Straw Gate Books, 2012). His third book, Early Exits (United Artists Books) comes out early 2018. His poems appear in forthcoming anthology, From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (Autonomedia/The Unbearables, 2018). His poems have appeared in Tamarind, The Unbearables Collection, Pagan Place, Chez Chez, Gathering of the Tribes, Press 1, Push New York, among others. He’s co-writing a documentary about controversial Denny McLain, baseball’s last 30-game winner. He’s also story consulting on a documentary about performance artist, Satori Circus. KB Nemcosky lives in New York City.

About Peter Bushyeager...

Peter Bushyeager was born in Philadelphia and lived in the area until he moved to Manhattan. During his years in The City of Brotherly Love, he worked as a Drexel University adjunct professor; a probation officer in Camden, N.J.; a television director and cameraman for WPHL; and a free-lance journalist with a weekly arts column in the Philadelphia City Paper and reviews in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the national art magazine New Art Examiner. He co-founded and edited the literary magazine Hot Water Review, which published many poets from around the country, with a particular focus on Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York.

After moving to New York City, he ghost wrote responses to fan letters for the late comedian Jerry Lewis, scripts for Lewis’ annual Labor Day Telethon, and edited the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s national newsmagazine. Eventually, he entered the world of philanthropy and was vice president and president of the New York Life and Prudential Foundations, respectively. He is now a full-time writer and poet.

His poems have, or will appear in publications that include Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, The World, two Unbearables anthologies, Live Mag!, and Local Knowledge. He has just finished editing for Talisman House the forthcoming Wake Me When It’s Over, selected poems of the late, great New York poet Bill Kushner.

Peter’s poetry books include Vital Wires, Mute Dog, In the Green Oval and the full-length collection Citadel Luncheonette. His poetry reviews and articles have appeared in Talisman, Rain Taxi, The Poetry Project Newsletter, the Talisman House anthology The World in Time and Space, The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: Twentieth Century, and Wave Books’ recent collection of interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter.

Please buy a drink or Food to support this great venue.

Saturn Series Poetry Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
Every Monday Poetry Open Mike NYC
at Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC

Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place... Take the 6NRQL to 14th Street

Starts at 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Sign up at 7:45.
5 minutes /person Open Mic plus 2 features.

Open mike surrounds features.
$3.00 donation requested plus a drink or Food purchase to support this great venue.
Celebrating our 22nd year of Poetry Every Monday Night
Open Mike readers each have 5 minutes to perform their work
Plase arrive on time. (if you arrive after the features start you may have only 3 minutes to read.)


Next Reading -
Monday, Nov. 13 Pete Dolack and Sophie Malleret


* Monday - Oct. 9 with Helen Peterson
and Ptr Kozlowski
* Monday - October 16 - April Jones and TBA
* Monday - October 23 - Susan Weiman , Jennifer Juneau , Arthur Gatti
* Monday - October 30 - Fred Arcoleo and Demetrius Daniel
* Monday - Nov. 6 - KB Nemcosky and Peter Bushyeager and Kerryn Tredrea
* Monday - Nov. 13 Pete Dolack and Sophie Malleret



* Monday Jan. 4 with With Tom Church, Michael Carter and Special Guest from Paris Moe Seager ( He is a writer and performance artist. Poet and Jazz & Blues vocalist! )
* Monday Jan. 11 with William Duke (one of the founders of Saturn Series!) with Evie Ivy and Alexandra Portal
* Monday, Jan. 18 with  Austin Alexis,  Bernard Block - MLK Day Theme": Commemorating Martin Luther King"
* POSTPONED to Be Rescheduled - Monday Jan. 25 with Ron Kolm, Mike Lindgren and Jim Boyett
* Monday Feb. 1 with    Richard Pearce and Erica Mapp
* Monday Feb. 8 with  The Society of Urban Poetry: a group reading ! Featuring DiDi Delgado , Navah the Butterfly, and from NYC: Debbie Kuhn AKA the Shadow & Jeffrey Coffin AKA Mel FOOP
* Monday, Feb. 15 with Senri Oe and TBA ** Will be rescheduled! **
* Monday, Feb. 22 with Jill Rapaport, Amina Ali, Rob Hardin
* Monday Feb. 29 with  Anthony Moscini and Janet Restino
* Monday March. 7 Linda Kleinbub and Burt Baroff
* Monday March. March 14 with Concetta Abbate & Dian Killian AKA DK and the Joy Machine
* Monday March. 21 with Susan L. Yung, Larry Roland & Ras Moshe Burnett
* Monday March. 28 with Ron Kolm, Mike Lindgren and Jim Boyett
* Monday April 4 with Francine Witte, George Wallace and Gabriel Don
* Monday April 11 with Susan Weiman and David Elsasser (former host of Saturn!)
* Monday April 18 with Christi Shannon Kline  and William Wolak and Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma
* Monday April 25 with Jane Byaela and Barbara Hall
* Monday May 2 with Larry Littany Litt and Barbara Clark
* Monday May 9, Su Polo and Taurus Poets Birthday Special with Jay Chollick
* Monday May 16 with Deanna M. Lehman and Isaac Wheeler
* Monday May 23, CANCELLED
* Monday May 30, CANCELLED
* Monday June 6, with Ptr Kozlowski, Jason Gallagher, Yi Wu
* Monday June 13, with Jim Feast, Ron Kolm, tentatively Sparrow
* Monday June 20 Saturn Reading cancelled Please join Su Polo featured at Cornelia Street Cafe
with George Held, Anoton Yakovlev and Claudia Serea "The Fab 4"
* Monday June 27  with Allan Hunter, Alice Klugherz, Eugene Hyon
* Monday July 4  with CANCELLED - Go out and see the fireworks!
* Monday July 11  with Michael Schwartz, Diane Block and Bernard Block "Memory and Myth: Brooklyn, Long Island, Island of Coney"
* Monday July 18, with Linda Kleinbub, Burt Baroff and Vincent Quatroche
* Monday July 25, with Tom Church, PeeWee, Andy Comess and Special Guest Deanna M. Lehman
* Monday August 1 with Mindy Matijasevic and Pete Dolack
* Monday August 15 with Zev Torres and John Jack Edward Cooper
* Monday August 22 with Lisa Gutkin (Songs on Guitar), Stephen Paul Miller And Barbara Rosenthal
* Monday August 29 with Robert Gibbons and Marilyn Thomas King
* Monday September 5 with Penelope Maguffin, Deanna M. Lehman
and special musician guest Robin Greenstein
* Monday September 12 with Angela Kirby Visiting from the UK and David Francis (Songs on Guitar)
* Monday September 19 with Ellaraine Lockie, Juanita Torrence Thompson and Alexandra Portal
* Monday September 26 with Jan Castro and Concetta Abatte CANCELLED due to private party
* Monday October 3 Moe Seager with Bill Considine
* Monday October 10 Cancelled
* Monday October 17 with Richard Pearse and Friends TBA
* Monday October 24 with Chuck Joy and Francine Witte
* Monday November 7 with Larry Littany Litt with Lorin Roser; and Art Gatti; and Ptr Kozlowski
* Monday November 14 with Leigh Harrison and Robert Kramer
* Monday November 21 with The Dove Sisters : Poet Rebecca Taub, poet/violinist Liz Taub, Flutist Suki Rae
and also presenting the poetry of Shirley Freilich Taub and Daniel Polsky
* Monday November 14 with Leigh Harrison and Robert Kramer
* Monday November 28 with wide open
* Monday December 5 with Jay Chollick Poet and Jim Petrie Singer Songwriter on Guitar
* Monday December 12 with Sarah Sarai and Barbara Rosenthal
And Every Monday Night!
Be the happiness you are today!



Tapping into NY
- Next Date Tuesday, December 13, 2016... 6PM -7:30
Cornelia Street Cafe

TAPPING INTO NEW YORK… is back! A unique collaboration that combines memoir and tap dance to tell the story of New York, then and now. Come hear an evening of storytelling and tap jamming that conjures the rhythms of the City – from the words on the page to the beat on the stage – evoking unforgettable scenes in the cinema of the imagination.
Featuring Kathryn Adisman, Robin Hirsch, Kendall Kardt, Armand Ruhlman, Su Polo, Fred Simpson, Ron Kolk, and Special Guest Tapper and Comic Jane Goldberg

Tuesday, July 7, 2016 See you there! For more information, contact:



THANKS! For coming to the
Vigil4InternationalPeace and Environment!.org
A full day of Free Fun!
Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Band Shell, Central Park 10am -5pm (72nd street)
Su Polo will be performing late morning with a host of international performers - This is a family friendly, day long FREE event for Peace and ecology.  Music, Dance, Art, Childrens' big drawings to do. Fun!  Join us for this great ceremony of Peace on the U.N. Official International Day of Peace.
Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike meets Every Monday Night!
Thanks to those who came to visit my sculpture:
Umbrella Reliquary II for FIGMENT NY 2014 on Governors Island Sat & Sunday June 7-8, 2014 only.

2015-THANK YOU to those who came to on Governors Island June 6 - 7 only.
"Sparkle Window" A Sculpture/Wind Chime by Su Polo - set up near the open mike hosted by David W. Jacobson by Castle Williams and across from the Gazebo. Figment is a fud day for a lunch outing with family and friends.


The 22st Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza
This event was a great success! Thanks to all who came- January 1, 2016 The Alternative New Year's Day Poetry Extravaganza at Nuyorican Poets Café,
The Anthology is available by ordering online
on our website,
Set Creation by Joanne Pagano Weber with help from Douglas Collura.  Poster and Anthology creation by C.D. Johnson


Thank You for coming to FAB 4 - Su Polo reading on
Monday June 20. Four fabulous poets will read at Cornelia Street Cafe at 6 p.m.: George Held, Anton Yakovlev, Su Polo, and Claudia Serea.
Come celebrate summer solstice with us! $9 Cover gets you a drink.

Thank you for coming to the Vigil for International Peace and Environment!
A full day of Free Fun!
Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Band Shell, Central Park 10am -5pm (72nd street)
Su Polo will be performing late morning with a host of international performers - This is a family friendly, day long FREE event for Peace and ecology.  Music, Dance, Art, Childrens' big drawings to do. Fun!  Join us for this great ceremony of Peace on the U.N. Official International Day of Peace.



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• Wed. Nov. 6 at CANCELLED till further notice

and Every FIRST Wednesday Music Open Mike
Artists' Lounge Music Showcase
& open mike @

Food and Drink available!

Open Mic & feature Performances - Focus on original pieces. One or 2 songs per person/group (depending on size of list). Hosted by Su Polo
Please bring instruments ready for quick set up.

1Drink Minimum at the Bar, $3 suggested donation WE PASS THE HAT for musicians

Featuring on First Wednesdays - 2012
Sign up @7:30 Starts at 7:30 PM

Special features
Plus Feature artists to perform with open mike performers mixed in between.

MUSIC OPEN MIKE STARTS AT 7:30 pm followed by our Featured Performers
7:30 - Open Mike
8:15 - TBA
9:00 - TBA
9:40 - TBA

*Please note times are estimated with open mike mixed in.

Previous Showcases... Thanks to our features on ...

SEPT. 4: Nelson Alxndr , The Willie Wolf Band with Anne DeAcetis (who all brought the sound system for all to use and made this night able to happen) and Philip Lynch. And what a great night it was!

August 7... Ed and Greta Tristram presenting the Good vs. Evil show!, Vinny Leary of The Village Fugs and Tom Fitzpatrick

Thanks go out to our features on July 3 - with Honor Finnegan, Karen Dahlstrom of Bobtown, Ariah Noetzel, and Stuart Markus of Gathering Time.

This was a pre- Falcon Ridge Folk Festival event! Showcasing three recent Emerging Artists from the festival and one new gal from NYC. We're hoping to excite you about singer/songwriters AND this great folk festival! The 2013 festival will be held August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

and thanks to our other previous performers...
June: Michelle Fury and Val Kinzler, Paul Sachs & Paul Fairall May 1: Vinny Leary of the NY Fugs with Ed Tristram & Greta Tristram and Chris Lowe,
Thanks to Chris Lowe, Karen Hudson and Randy Burns on April 3
Thanks to Chris Lowe, Yukio Tsuji, Sara Galas and Philip Lynch for a great night in Jan.
Thanks to Daniel Cohen, David Massengill and the Willie Wolf Trio for a great night in Feb.