My Next Chapbook

My Next Poetry Chapbook

I just finished 3 new poems:

A Song of Remembrance for Mama

My Last Smoke

Red Versus Seadog

all 3 are some of the longest pieces I’ve ever written. Too long to read at most Open Mics (A Song of Remembrance…clocks in at 4 minutes and 25 seconds).

I’m sending all 3 to a poetry contest held by Phoebe, Journal of Literature and Arts.

The entry fee is $5 and the deadline is tonight 11:59pm Eastern.

Now my chapbook plan is as follows: if Phoebe accepts 1 of the pieces, rights return to me immediately after publication and that 1 poem as well as the other 2 will go in my chapbook, now slated for release later this year! We will see.

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Jerry T. Johnson is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. Jerry also features at many Spoken Word and Poetry venues in the New York City and Southern Connecticut areas. In addition to his poetry writing, Jerry is co-host at great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s at the Parkside Lounge in Manhattan. Jerry lives with his wife Raye in Danbury, Connecticut.

Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow Night – Kraine Theatre

Join Us

Come out and hear 27 poets (including little ol’ me) as we pay homage to Poet Thomas (MAS) Walker on his birthday at:

FRIGID NEW YORK STAGE PRESENTS:

A Birthday Poetry Party Trip Around the Sun

Sunday, February 9th

Doors open 5:00 PM

Show starts 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Kraine Theatre, 85 E 4th Street

New York, New York (East Village)

Cake & Pizza Poetry Party

$5 Admission

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Company

FEATURED READERS:

Valery Oisteanu, David Henderson, Big Mike Logan, Dorothy Friedman, Buttered Roll, Jeff Wright, Jerry Johnson, Nancy Mercado, Zev Torres, Gitesha Diana Hernandez, Puma Perl, Annie Lanzillotto, Matthew Hupert, Robert Gibbons, Mitch Corber, Danny Shot, Erik Richmond, Helixx C. Armageddon, Sarah Sarai, Meghan Grupposo, Ama Birch, Eugene Ring, Evie Ivy, Phillip Giambri, Ilka Scobie, Jennifer Juneau, Thomas Walker

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Birthday Homage to Mas!

I am very honored to be invited to read at the Birthday Homage to Thomas (Mas) Walker, Poet!

I will read one of Mas’ poems titled “Train”and time permitting I may read my own poem, also titled “Train”.

Come out and hear 27 poets (including little ol’ me) as we pay homage to Mas at:

FRIGID NEW YORK STAGE PRESENTS:

A Birthday Poetry Party Trip Around the Sun

Sunday, February 9th

Doors open 5:00 PM

Show starts 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Kraine Theatre, 85 E 4th Street

New York, New York (East Village)

Cake & Pizza Poetry Party

$5 Admission

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Company

FEATURED READERS:

Valery Oisteanu, David Henderson, Big Mike Logan, Dorothy Friedman, Buttered Roll, Jeff Wright, Jerry Johnson, Nancy Mercado, Zev Torres, Gitesha Diana Hernandez, Puma Perl, Annie Lanzillotto, Matthew Hupert, Robert Gibbons, Mitch Corber, Danny Shot, Erik Richmond, Helixx C. Armageddon, Sarah Sarai, Meghan Grupposo, Ama Birch, Eugene Ring, Evie Ivy, Phillip Giambri, Ilka Scobie, Jennifer Juneau, Thomas Walker

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