Bob Holman- Founder
Bob Holman has published ten books of poetry and released two CDs. His latest collection of poems, a collaboration with Chuck Close, is A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Aperture 2006); his new CD is “The Awesome Whatever” (Bowery Books, 2007). The TV series he produced for PBS, “The United States of Poetry,” won the INPUT, International Public Television Award; he founded Mouth Almighty/Mercury Records, the first ever major spoken word label; and founded and ran the infamous poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café, where he also co-edited the American Book Award-winning anthology, Aloud!. His major project these days is a documentary series on the Poetry of Endangered Languages, with recent trips to West Africa, India and Israel/Palestine. He won three Emmys over six seasons producing Poetry Spots for WNYC-TV, received a Bessie Performance Award, and curated the reading series rAP mEETS pOETRY with Bill Adler, which resulted in the “Fighting Wordz” intersticials on MTV. He is currently Visiting Professor of Writing at Columbia School of the Arts as well as at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and is the Founder and Proprietor of the Bowery Poetry Club.
David Conrad Broulliard, Associate Director