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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — They came, they slammed, they conquered.

Five poets who have been meeting monthly for the Advanced Open Mic slam poetry gatherings will be representing Staten Island's very first team at the National Poetry Slam in...

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Welcome back Deep Tanks Studios with a chance to buy work from your favorite Staten Island artists, benefitting NYSAI, Staten Island's literary magazine.

Who: Artists include Danielle Barone, Julie Bentsen, Sharon Kuntz-Betancourth, Femme Fox, Jack...

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Island's literary community is getting louder.

In the hopes of sending the first team from Staten Island to the slam poetry nationals, a growing contingent of poets has been gathering each month at Richmond...

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Watching art happen before your eyes is a rare and delightful treat.

Stop by the ferry terminal Saturday afternoon and witness it for yourself at NYSAI Press's curated show "Drawing with the Words." The local biann...

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If you've ever been called un-American simply for not enjoying the concussed grunts of over-hyped meat heads, well we've got a listicle for you.

While all your bros are headed to the sports bars this Sunday for the...

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — We've always been a fan of the ADVANCED evenings of poetry slam because, well, who doesn't love hearing the sound of their own name?

But more that that, the spirited monthly gatherings at Richmond Hood Co. are a uni...

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Life*vest*'s  poetry slam is held every 3rd Friday of the month at:


Richmond Hood Company

827 Castleton Avenue 

Staten Island, NY 10301



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