Warwick, New York

ORGANIZER: Monica Claire Antonie, Utopian Directions
CONTACT: accenteditions@gmail.com
LOCATION: Utopian Directions, 7 West Street . Warwick, New York 10990 . 845-248-8678 . UtopianDirections@gmail.com

Utopian Direction Art Gallery/Book Shop in Warwick, New York will host a 100 Thousand Poets for Change event in collaboration with an exhibition titled “One More Beat” — poet photos in the galleries as well as readings at the podium.

ADDITIONAL WARWICK ARCHIVES:  https://www.100tpcmedia.org/index.html

100 Thousand Poets For Change Poetry Reading by poets Harris Schiff, Janet Hamill, Tom Weigel, William Seaton, Michael Sean Collins, Adriana Delgado and Marina Mati. Exhibitions of photography by Monica Claire Antonie & art by Clark V. Fox. Publication Party for Accent Editions’ One More Beat, poetry by Harris Schiff, with photographs by Monica Claire Antonie & cover by Clark V. Fox.


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Warwick, New York — 7 Comments

  1. this is amazing. what an honor. for poets to stand up together to be recognized,
    “the unacknowledged legislators of the world” the quote of the week.
    … perhaps my friend, a wonderful writer, Guy Reed is right,
    “…every region and country in the world knows and listens to and reads its poets.
    Every place except America. That’s so strange. However, I feel that could change, ever so slightly, with the appointment of our new Poet Laureate, Philip Levine,
    precisely because of his working class roots and subject matter.”

  2. EVENT: Group Poetry Reading with Exhibit of Photography and Art
    LOCATION: Utopian Direction, 7 West Street, Warwick, New York 10990
    DATE AND TIME: September 24, 2011, 4 pm to 8 pm

    In collaboration with 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Poet Harris Schiff, Photographer Monica Claire Antonie, and Artist Clark V. Fox will have a reception celebrating the display of their works from the forthcoming book, One More Beat. 100 Thousand Poets for Change has organized readings and events by Poets around the world. The events will occur throughout the day, across the planet on September 24th. There will be some 500 events in more than 50 countries. Each event will have its own focus on social and political change. https://100tpc.org/

    A portion of art sales from our Warwick event will be donated to Catskill Mountain Keepers, to support their struggle against the destruction of our watersheds by natural gas drillers using hydraulic fracking in our region.

    Other poets participating include: Tom Weigel, Janet Hamill, Michael Sean Collins, William Seaton, Marina Mati and Adrianna Delgado. Readings will take place between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. The readings will be webcast live, as part of the global event, which promises to be the largest poetry reading in history and the first global event of its kind.


    HARRIS SCHIFF’S previous books of poetry include: In The Heart of the Empire, Yo-Yo’s With Money (in collaboration with Ted Berrigan), I Should Run for Cover but I’m Right Here and AbandonShip. He has read at venues in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Harris was a significant participant in The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church when the second generation of New York School Poets emerged (1968-82). His work appears in many magazines, e-zines and anthologies.

    MONICA CLAIRE ANTONIE began taking photographs of poets, painters and performers during the mid-1970’s. She documented poetry readings, performances of New Wave bands and works by artists in Andy Warhol’s sphere of influence. Antonie was the photographer for Lita Hornick’s MoMA poetry reading series during the years 1979-1994. Her photographs have appeared in Nice to See You – Homage to Ted Berrigan, Dabble: Poems 1966-1980 by John Godfrey, Superstar in a Housedress – The Jackie Curtis Movie, Cars and Other Poems, by Elinor Nauen, Audrey Hepburn’s Symphonic Salad and the Coming of Autumn, and The Full Deck Anthology by Tom Weigel. Her videos of poets can be seen on her Accent Editions Channel on You Tube.

    CLARK V. FOX, cover-artist, is a Native American Indian who studied with Japanese art master Unichi Hiratsuka in the early 1960’s. His work is in numerous public and private collections including The National Gallery of Art, The Corcoran Museum of Art, The Phillips Collection, The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum and The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Clark Fox founded The Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C. and continued its development for 14 years. He has 53 works in the permanent collection of The National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Since 1966, he has lived and painted in New York City.

    THE UTOPIAN DIRECTION is a concept store located at 7 West Street in Warwick, New York. It is a unique synthesis of books and art. You’ll find that browsing through UD is similar to a treasure hunt. You never know what you’ll discover. UD displays a large selection of used books on a wide variety of subjects along with the work of artist and shop director, James Antonie and other guest artists. The Concept Store features Antonie’s Micro Gallery, an architectural model of an art gallery space with miniatures, along with mixed-media pieces, sculptures and paintings.

    For more information visit: http://www.utopiandirection.com.

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