The Poetry Project



Friends and Comrades,

We are excited to invite you to Crush #20, organized and hosted by Suzanne Goldenberg, a live outdoor event at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery with readers: Ashna Ali,Paul Aster-Stone, Che Gossett, Erica Dawn Lyle, Lu Yim, and others to be announced.

The CRUSH Reading Series was started in January 2018, a response to the stupidity that politics had become, and the words we were forced to see, hear, and read on a daily basis. In each installment of the CRUSH Series, we find our common language in the textures of our lives and the sensibilities of our world, and we explore together the pleasures of text, the pleasures of the voice.

Attendees are encouraged to support these causes:

Public Health Precautions

This is tentatively planned as a live outdoor event at St. Mark's Church. We are following (and exceeding) recommendations laid out by NY State for outdoor gatherings. These include: limiting the number of attendees, including event participants, to under 30; setting up seating with fixed and socially distant spacing; requiring and providing face masks, as well hand sanitizer stations. We will have 3 microphones on hand, and will be rotating / sanitizing these between readings. Attendees are required to register in advance, and contact information is collected at the point of registration in the event that we need to support any public health efforts around contact tracing. We are grateful to attendees for helping us maintain safety within our present public health context, and look forward to holding meaningful shared listening space together.