poetry reading

Coda by Yusef Komunyakaa dedicated to Charlie Parker


Charlie, there’s always another story

& this morning I’m searching again

for that photo of you & Einstein

horsing around for the Rolleiflex.

Or, maybe you’re only living

in New Hope with Chan, & on the bus

reading The New York Times,

heading to a gig in the Big Apple.

Or the Charlie in this story is Chaplin

clowning for the camera with Albert.

Or, maybe, I’ll search on the web

to see if I can buy a glimpse

of you from the other side,

while “Relaxin’ At Camarillo—Take C”

fills the room. That damn photograph

is still bugging me. He’s on his violin

& you’re on alto. Kansas City Lightning,

man, I think you already know Monk

& Baroness Pannonica are gone, too.

They took the plaque off the house

on the corner where you used to live

across from Tompkins Square Park,

but you’re still the most famous

guy on the street around here.


Tribes Poetry Book Party FUN(d)raiser!!! September 8th

Tribes Poetry Book Party FUN(d)RAISER

Sunday, September 8th, 5-7PM

285 E. 3rd (Between C & D) NYC 10009

We are thrilled to bring your favorite Fly By Night poets together for this special reading to:

 1) Say sayonara to summer!

B) Say Aloha to Autumn!

III) Support the greatest poetry press in NYC! 


Poets include:

Barbara Purcell

Sheila Maldonado

Brett Axel

Michael Carter

Ron Kolm

Jennifer Murphy

Eve Packer

Howard Pflanzer

George Spencer

And many more...!


Pick a book, any book: Admission to this awesome gathering of the scribes is the purchase of just one Fly By Night work.

Spread the word and see you there.