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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 July 17, 2017 ...Let's Thrive on Poetry in 2017!!!

Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
8 pm NYC


NO READING JULY 10 - Next reading July 17 - 8pm with
Stephen Paul Miller, Mindy Levokove and Douglas Rothschild

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 Stephen Paul Miller...
Stephen Paul Miller is the author of The Seventies Now: Culture as Surveillance (Duke University Press); The New Deal as a Triumph of Social Work: Frances Perkins and the Confluence of Early Twentieth Century Social Work with Mid-Twentieth Century Politics and Government (Palgrave Macmillan); Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth (Marsh Hawk Press); Being with a Bullet (Talisman); There’s Only One God and You’re Not It (Marsh Hawk Press); Skinny Eighth Avenue (Marsh Hawk Press); Fort Dad (Marsh Hawk Press); Art Is Boring for the Same Reason We Stayed in Vietnam (Domestic); and The Bee Flies in May (Marsh Hawk Press). He co-edited, with Daniel Morris, Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture (University of Alabama Press), and, with Terence Diggory, The Scene of My Selves: New Work on New York School Poets (National Poetry Foundation). His work has appeared or soon will appear in Best American Poetry, Barrow Street, New American Writing, Lit, Jacket, William Carol Williams Review, Columbia Review, Pataphysics, Zeek, Black Clock, Scripsi, Shofar, Mipoesias, Boundary 2, Columbia Review, American Letters and Commentary, Another Chicago Magazine, Paterson Review, Eoagh, Coconut, Zen Monster, Poetry New York, Mudfish, Tygerburning Literary Journal, St. Mark's Poetry Project Newsletter, Appearances, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Rail, Voices Israel, Literature around the Globe, Critiphoria, Professional Studies Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Tribe of John (University of Alabama Press), Burning Interiors (Farleigh Dickinson University Press), Reading the Difficulties (University of Alabama Press), Marsh Hawk Review, The Contemporary Narrative Poem: Critical Crosscurrents (University of Iowa Press), The New Promised Land: An Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (Bloomsbury), and elsewhere. His plays have been performed at The Kitchen, PS 122, La Mama, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Project, University of Vermont, 8BC, Life Cafe, Darinka, and Intersections in San Francisco. He originated the Ear Inn Poetry Reading Series, and he edited the innovative National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side, Poetry Mailing List, and Critiphoria. Miller was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and he co-ran the Columbia University American Studies seminar between 1999 and 2002. In 2015, he received a grant from Shanghai International Studies and Hunan Universities to give poetry readings and lecture in China. Also in 2015, he was a Fordham U. Press Poetry Contest runner-up, and he also received a KlezKanada Poetry Retreat Scholarship in Montreal, Canada. He is a Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City.

About Mindy Levokove...
Mindy Levokove is a downtown multi-media, teaching artist. These days she is studying and working hard on her attitude and understanding. She has made a little bit of progress. Over the last several months, she is writing poems bi-monthy, at least, to send to a few other poets. She worked on a Shadow Puppet show with live Orff music, at the Turtle Bay Music School, this last April, and is looking forward to working again, with Shadow Puppets and with Masks, making an opera, with Loyan Beausoleil and Joe Munley. She is delighted to be performing at Su's reading, and is very pleased to be back again!

About Douglas Rothschild...

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, July 10 NO READING
Monday, July 17 - Stephen Paul Miller, Mindy Levokove and Douglas Rothschild Monday,
July 24 - Mindy Matijasevic and TBA

* Monday January 16 with Bernard Block, Diane Block, Erica Mapp
* Monday January 23 with Bill Considine and Moira T. Smith
* Monday January 30 with Gabriel Don, Yi Wu, Ice Gayle Johnson
* Monday February 6 with Aimee Herman and Moira T. Smith
* Monday February 13 with Evie Ivy and Nora Glikman
* Monday February 20 with Ellen and Michael Lytle
* Monday February 27 with Dorothy August Friedman, Ron Kolm, Tom Savage + Surprise Guest
* Monday March 6 with Jim Feast, Jason Gallagher, Meg Kaizu
* Monday March 13 with Nelson Alxndr, Steve Luttrell, Evie Ivy
* Monday March 20 with Zev Torres and Sophie Malleret
* Monday March 27 with Mitch Corber, Bill Considine
* Monday April 3 with John K. Lawson, Madeline Artenberg, Deanna M. Lehman

* Monday April 10 with April Jones and Bob Heman
* Monday April 17 with Susan L. Yung and Eugene Hyon
* Monday April 24 with Sarah Sarai and Ron Kolm
* Monday May 1 With Barbara Rosenthal and Amy Barone
* Monday May 8 with Su Polo, Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma, Jay Chollick
__ and the Taurus Poets Party
* Monday May 15 With Dorothy August Friedman, Jennifer Juneau,
Stephen Paul Miller, Anton Yacovlev
* Monday May 22 With Robert Roth and Lydia Cortes, John Kearns
* Monday May 29 with Francine Witte, Doren Damico

* Monday June 5 with John J. Trause and Cooper Wilhelm
* Monday June 12 with Marianne McNamara, David Elsasser
* Monday June 19 with Eleni Kourti and Dorothy Cantwell
* Monday June 26 NO READING
* Monday July 10 NO READING
* Monday July 17 with Stephen Paul Miller, Mindy Levokove, Douglas Rothschild
* Monday July 24 with Mindy Matijasevic and TBA
* Monday Oct. 2 with Hiram Larew & Larry Littany Litt
* Monday Oct. 9 with Helen Peterson
and Ptr Kozlowski


* 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.