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Poem-a-Rama: Poetry on the Wonder Wheel, Coney Island
May 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $20
Parachute Literary Arts presents
POEM-a-RAMA: POETRY ON THE WONDER WHEEL
May 8th, 2015 7pm – 10pm
Proceeds go to Parachute Literary Arts’ Poetry programs and community libraries in Coney Island
For one night only, the Wonder Wheel will open especially for poetry. Ticket holders can enjoy a magnificent evening of literary amusement, music and mingling. Poets will ride up on Wonder Wheel cars and read to passengers offering a poet’s view of Coney Island. 14 of New York City’s top poets respond to Coney Island in a site-specific poetry event.
POEM-a-RAMA: Poetry on the Wonder Wheel Featured readers include:
Penny Arcade, Amber Atiya, Kurt Boone, Michael Broder (who grew up in Coney Island across the street from the Wonder Wheel!) Brenda Coultas, Ian Dreiblatt, Brenda Iijima, Lucy Ives, Matthea Harvey, Tyehimba Jess, Amy King, Wanda Phipps, Edwin Torres, Tim Cusack (as Walt Whitman)
Teen poets from Parachute Literary Arts’ poetry workshops will give readings on stage below the Wonder Wheel along with poets Lynn Melnick, Patricia Spears Jones and Parachute Literary Arts’ Director, Amanda Deutch.
Soozie Hwang & The Relastics sing songs about books below the Wonder Wheel.
Chips and Salsa from Dos Toros Taqueria, Key Lime Pie from Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie, Coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company and $3 Beer from Coney Island Brewing Company