Join Zach Katz MHC-LP, MSED on Sunday, May 2nd at 7:00 ET for a fun night of poetry, spoken word, music, and/or storytelling from the comfort of your own home! Each night of NAPT's Virtual Open Mic will begin with a featured poet or musician, followed by an open mic. Our featured poet for this month is Neil Silberblatt.
Are you interested in sharing some of your original poetry or covering someone else's? If so, please email Zach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Silberblatt is the founder/director of Voices of Poetry and the host/administrator of the Voices of Poetry group page on Facebook (which, at last count, had almost 9,300 members around the globe). Since 2012, he has curated and presented more than 400 poetry events at various venues in MA, CT, NY & NJ, including Provincetown Art Association & Museum; The Rubin Museum of Art, McNally Jackson Books and Jefferson Market Library in NYC; The Mount / Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, MA; and Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA. Those events have featured acclaimed poets - including former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky & Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Bidart - as well as those who have not (yet) published a word.
Neil's poems have appeared in numerous print & online literary journals and anthologies, including Plume Poetry Journal, Mom Egg Review, Lily Poetry Review, Tiferet Journal, American Journal of Poetry, and Tikkun Daily. His poem, Burnt Offering, was selected by Mass. Poetry as their 'Poem of the Moment'. His work has also been selected for various anthologies, including Collateral Damage (Pirene's Fountain); and Culinary Poems (Glass Lyre Press). He is the author of several poetry collections: So Far, So Good and Present Tense. His most recent poetry collection - Past Imperfect (Nixes Mate Books, 2018) - was nominated for the Mass. Book Award in Poetry. He has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize and, In his spare time, battles Stage IV metastatic colon cancer.