Study Abroad on the Bowery (SAB) curriculum includes: writing, performance, activism, and direct study with some of the most exciting and relevant writers working today. Our hub is the Bowery Poetry Club, an artist-run safe house situated in a neighborhood with a rich, culturally diverse, poetic history. The program focuses on applied poetics, which means you bring poetry directly to the community.
The Study Abroad on the Bowery (SAB) staff consists of the Artistic Director of Bowery Arts and Science Bob Holman, who is a poet, performer, and Executive Director of Bowery Arts and Science, and Visiting Professor of Writing, Columbia University School of the Arts. Co-Artistic Director, Anne Waldman, who is poet, performer, editor, professor, Director, St. Marks Poetry Project for many years, co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, Chair, the Kerouac Summer Writing Program. The Dean of Poets is Kristin Prevallet, she is a poet, translator, essayist, editor, performer, professor at St John’s College. The Bowery Faculty have included: Karen Finley, David Henderson, Bob Holman, Anne Waldman, Steve Cannon, Celena Glenn, Hettie Jones, Tuli Kupferber, Ed Sanders, Edwin Torres, and Kristin Prevallet, Amiri Barka, Buea Sia, and Saphire.
SAB has three components, our main workshops described above that have most recently served students from the University of Montreal, students from Evergreen College and Urban Outward Bound and in partnership with Urban Word NYC the Summer Institute of Social Justice and Applied Poetics. The third SAB component is our week series of craft lectures by Urbana Poetry Slam features entitled WordShop.
We are happy to design a curriculum for your students of any length. 212-614-0504 for more information.