Brevitas-17 • The Annual Festival of the Short Poem – 2020 Virtual Edition
Zoom Recorded Sunday, November 15, 2020
Brevitas is a community of invited poets who email one to two original poems (14 lines maximum) to the group on the 1st and 15th of each month – to nurture new work and invite constructive feedback.
The Annual Festival is when members gather to publicly perform our favorite poems of the year. The event is also a book launch (and reception) to celebrate publication of the current year’s Brevitas Anthology of the Short Poem.
To order copies ($10 each, covers book cost + mailing): Contact Steve Zeitlin, Steve@citylore.org
The 2020 CoVid-19 pandemic made this year’s festival (traditionally held at The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC) need to be conducted as a Virtual Zoom for Brevitas members.
The recorded Zoom has been elegantly edited by poet-member, Don Yorty.
Steve Zeitlin and Jim Pignetti co-founded brevitas over 17 years ago for small circle of poet friends.
Now with over 50 members, Brevitas has evolved into a powerful incubator of new poetry.
Brevitas 17 Festival Organizing Committee:
Amy Barone, Esther Cohen, Ron Kolm, Maria Lisella, Flash Rosenberg, Zev Shanken, Carolyn Wells, Steve Zeitlin
Anthology Editor, Design, Production: Ron Kolm
Anthology Cover Art: Chime Lama
Festival Host: Flash Rosenberg
Video Editor: Don Yorty
The Poets: (in alphabetical order)
Austin Alexis, Dorothy Friedman August, Amy Barone, Susan Gerardi Bello, Tanya M. Beltran, Gene Bild, David Brown, Patricia Carragon, Jan Castro, Esther Cohen, William Considine , Jan Emerson, Kathryn Fazio, Bonny Finberg, Christian Garaud, Marjorie Hanft, Bob Heman, Aimee Herman, Bob Holman, Evie Ivy, Mark Johnson, Kit Kennedy, Ron Kolm, Chime Lama, David Lawton, Pat Lee, Susanna Lee, Mindy Levokove, Maria Lisella, Tsaurah Litzky, Steve Luttrell, Erica Mapp, Mindy Matijasevic, Karen Neuberg, George H. Northrup, Eve Packer, Helen Peterson, Leslie Prosterman, Thomas Rigney, Flash Rosenberg, Arthur Russell, Tom Savage, Dorothea Hutton Scher, Zev Shanken, Hal Sirowitz, Ed Smith, Ek Smith, Sparrow, Gerd Stern, Mike Topp, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, John J. Trause, Alice Twombly, A.E. Vasquez, Angelo Verga, George Wallace, Carolyn Wells, Francine Witte, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Anton Yakovlev, Don Yorty, Steve Zeitlin
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