Kick Assonance at KGB Bar

Every once in a while, my friend Kyle Erickson host a poetry reading. This last one at KGB Bar was beautiful.

Quiet, introverted poets…

KYLE ERICKSON is co-creator of the poetry series Kick Assonance, which has been noted by the Poetry Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, hailed as a “Critics’ Pick” by Time Out New York Magazine, and called “a notable New York Event” by The Rumpus. Kyle’s work can be read in This Land Press, Promethia, B’More Poetic, and on his blog,, which was heralded as a “Top 101 New York Blog.” His first book of poetry, Enduro’s Lament, was released in 2012.

STEVEN LEYVA was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. His poems have appeared in The Rumpus, The Light Ekphrastic, The Cobalt Review, and Little Patuxent Review. He is a Cave Canem fellow, the winner of the 2012 Cobalt Review Poetry Prize, editor of the Little Patuxent Review, and author of the chapbook Low Parish. Steven holds a MFA from the University of Baltimore, where he teaches in the undergraduate writing program.

TAFISHA A. EDWARDS is a Guyanese Canadian poet who lives and works in Washington D.C. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Bodega Magazine, The Barely South Review, The Little Patuxent Review, Vinyl Poetry, and others. She is a Cave Canem fellow, a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House and has been awarded scholarships to The Juniper Summer Writing Institute and The Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference.

GEORGE HACKETT was born in Scotland, and has lived in New York for the better part of 15 years. His poems appear in the first edition of PaxJournal, under a different byline, and he has won prizes at poetry festivals in Washington and Nevada.

Hosted by the ever lovely, Leslie Goshko.

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