Join Me

Join me at:

Yur Friendly Neighborhood Open Mic

THIS Saturday, March 14th
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Flor De Azalea Cafe
902 34th Ave, Astoria Queens NYC

Hosted by Jonathan Cherlin

2 drink minimum – alcoholic or non-alcoholic

Open Mic Sign Up starts at 4:30pm; get there early to reserve your spot!

Click the FB link below for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/214320563048392/permalink/214320566381725/

FOUR!!!

FOUR!!!

We are just FOUR week’s away!

April is National Poetry Month and there’s no other way to kick it off than another great open mic and poetry spectacular just for you!!!

great weather for Media Kicks Off National Poetry Month with: Laurel S. Peterson, Van Hartmann and Jane Ormerod!!!

When: April 5th, 2020
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Where:
The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street
Lower East Side, NYC, NY

21 and over.
2 drink minimum (coffee and sodas non-alcoholic drinks are also available)

$3 suggested donation

There is an Open Mic!

Open mic list closes at 4:45. If you come later you will be put on wait list, there is no guarantee you will get on but we will try.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

For More Info and Poet BIOs, just press the link:

https://facebook.com/events/s/gwfm-kicks-off-national-poetry/2557212674560004/?ti=icl

gwfM Kicks Off National Poetry Month

great weather for Media Kicks Off National Poetry Month with: Laurel S. Peterson, Van Hartmann and Jane Ormerod!!!

When: April 5th, 2020
Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Where:
The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street
Lower East Side, NYC, NY

21 and over.
2 drink minimum (they do have coffee and sodas non-alcoholic drinks)

$3 suggested donation

There is an Open Mic!

Open mic list closes at 4:45. If you come later you will be put on wait list, there is no guarantee you will get on but we will try.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

For More Info and Poet BIOs, just press the link:

https://facebook.com/events/s/gwfm-kicks-off-national-poetry/2557212674560004/?ti=icl

Announcement

Announcement

I am honored to be named one of the Co-Hosts of great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s weekly poetry series at the Parkside Lounge.

I appreciate being considered for the role and I so look forward to the work.

I will host once a month starting April 5th. More to come.

In the meantime, check out my BIO on the great weather for Media – About Page:

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/about

for more info about great weather for Media click the link below to their website!

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com

Jerry T. Johnson, Featured

Jerry T. Johnson, Poet

will be featuring at:

Rick Eckerle’s Tue Night Live “Undead”

Lady Stardust

25 Ave. A & E. 2nd Street

East Village

New York, NY

Tuesday Night, January 21st

7pm – midnight (Music & Poetry see schedule below)

21+

Open Mic

No Cover

2 Drink Minimum – alcohol or non/alcohol

Donation Bucket passed – $2 or more

Schedule and Link to FB Event Page:

7:30-8:30.. Open Mic

8:30 ArchAngels

9:10..Feature Poet Jerry Johnson

9:30. Feature Songwriter Gary Van Miert

10:15 Feature Poet Prince McNally

10:30 Paul Jay

11pm Jeff Dennis

11:30 ArchAngels & ” Alphabet City Limits” Flyin Finale Squad ..

https://facebook.com/events/s/tues-nite-live-undead/516953228928807/?ti=icl

I Remember the 1970 Knicks

After seeing the New York Knicks in the news this week:

David Fizdale fired: Knicks fire coach after 4–18 start – Sports Illustrated. I decided to write this poem:

I Remember the 1970 Knicks

it was May eighth, nineteen seventy
our little black and white television
blankly stared at my brother and i
we sat we turned staring at each other

Okay, I’ll turn it on”, i said, i stand up
i take three steps, turn on the power
i return to my seat, we stare hopefully
will it turn on this time? please turn on

we named our television ‘sometimey”
sometimes it would power up and work
unfortunately, most times it would not
and tonight was special; it had to work

it was game seven NBA championship
the Los Angeles Lakers were playing
against the New York Knickerbockers
Madison Square Garden in the city

to our surprise, wonder and glee
our little black and white TV was on
and we were on— I adjusted the hanger
a clothes hanger subbed for our antenna

my brother pulled for the Knicks
i was a Lakers fan, loved Wilt and West
my brother loved Reed, who was injured
haha, my team was destined to win

the speakers on my little tube vibrated
i was in shock at sound from the crowd
pre game Madison Square Garden rocked
my brother smiled, i waxed concerned

suddenly, out of the tunnel Reed appears
dressed to play, the cheers the crowd
my television speakers cry and dance
my brother grins, my forehead creases

tip off, Knicks ball, a hobbling Reed scores
the crowd is insane my brother jumps up
i sit, I feel sweat forming beneath my Afro
have the Lakers and i just lost our nerve

Reed leaves but he was quite symbolic
at that point i meet a man named Frazier
a few feet past half court he posts
he aims at the basket, he scores

he scores the same way over and over again i stand and scream stop him
no one in the garden hears me I’m angry
my brother, falling to the floor, is laughing

game over, Frazier thirty six points
injured Reed, most valuable player
my brother is happy, i look at him
i smiled then and i smile now as

i wish for better days for the Knicks again

#sports #knicks #jerrytjohnsonpoet