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Geer Up! You’re in the home stretch!

It’s Day 24. Have you written your poem-a-day? Gone to three readings a week (all April-long)?  Have you shared your writing with the world this month? If not, no problem because there’s always May…and June…July, even. This week poet Geer Austin offers three online resources to keep fresh those writerly habits honed during National Poetry Month.   Poets on Twitter […]

Geer Up! It’s Still National Poetry Month!

Poet Geer Austin brings us more of the big to-do for National Poetry Month. Geer formerly led NYWC workshops for LGBT homeless youth at New Alternatives, Sylvia’s Place, and the Times Square-supported housing project. Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival 2012 – April 20-22 Run entirely by the students, the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival is the largest free poetry […]

Geer Up! It’s National Poetry Month

This month poet Geer Austin shows The Narrator how National Poetry Month is really done! Each week we’ll get his picks on the must see / must hear / must go-to happenings of NYC poetica and on the web. Be advised: Check back – and check back often! The Civil Rights Movement gave birth to many other movements. […]

NYWC hART beat: A look at the poets and writers of our community

In case you missed the memo, April is National Poetry Month, and as of this twenty-fourth day, poets and writers around the world are in the home stretch of their Poem-a-Day challenges. In New York City we’ve seen another Poetweet contest come and go, and just last week, NYWC Volunteer Corps members shared some awesome haikus […]

‘My coming out story was a combination of the benign and the joyous.’

Poet and NYWC workshop leader Geer Austin has led writing groups for LGBT homeless youth at New Alternatives, Sylvia’s Place, and the Times Square-supported housing project. On National Coming Out Day, he shares his coming out story with The Narrator — and a little advice for the other 364 days of the year. Editors and publishers think coming out […]

Summer Reading with The Narrator

It’s exactly 21 days post-Memorial Day, and by now you’ve likely been inundated with summer reading recommendations from any and everyone with two cents to share. But Wednesday ushers in the 2012 Summer Solstice — with a staggering 96 degrees in NYC! — and for the sake of The Narrator, let’s treat that as the official start […]

Book Review: The World Without You

Poet Geer Austin formerly led workshops for LGBT homeless youth at New Alternatives, Sylvia’s Place, and the Times Square-supported housing project. This week, he reviews Joshua Henkin’s The World Without You, a novel about one family’s celebration of an Independence Day during the Iraq War.  In Joshua Henkin’s The World Without You: A Novel, the brilliant and privileged Frankels […]

An Interior Life: Q&A with NYWC Veteran Artist Ann Quintano

Poet Geer Austin recently visited Midtown’s Prince George Gallery to catch up with with NY Writers Coalition workshop veteran Ann Quintano. Geer formerly led workshops for LGBT homeless youth at New Alternatives, Sylvia’s Place, and The Times Square-supported housing project. Ann Quintano lives in the Prince George, a hotel rehabilitated by Common Ground to provide permanent, affordable housing for […]

emotive fruition: A Radical Poetry Reading

One of the best things about being an artist in NYC are the multiple opportunities you get, in every borough any day of the week, to speak your piece and put your soul into the universe. Performances happen everywhere — from the most revered of halls to the street corner and subway — and there’s […]