Vendors

  • To become a vendor at the 7th Annual New York City Poetry Festival in 2017, fill out this form.

  • As a writer, I like experimenting and don’t limit myself to one genre, industry or art form. My recent work includes incorporating my poetry into graphic art pieces for the web and printing. I’m also working on a number of techniques for venturing into the world of handmade books. In addition to poetry, I also write fiction, journalism and marketing copy.

  • An artist collection of mandala styled art displayed and sold in different material forms, such as prints, stickers, clothes and jewelry.

  • Andy’s Italian Ices offers over 45 flavors of delicious, gourmet water and crème ices. We are mobile all over NYC & available for catering!

  • APoeticAuthor is a brand name that represents Alexis Pettway as a poetry author. Under this business, Alexis publishes collections of poetry, quote books and offers personalizes poetry services for all occasions.

  • Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce a biannual issue featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.

    Winter Tangerine is a literary & arts magazine dedicated to the electric. We aim to disrupt the status quo. To amplify the unheard. To account for the unaccounted. To publish the unconventional, confront the uncomfortable, marvel in the mundane. We crave bitter honey and expired sweets. We believe in the power of art. We won’t apologize.

  • Big D (aka Dennis) is a native New Yorker born and raised with a big love of food.  While growing up in the culinary mecca of Queens, his family gatherings always featured good food with bold flavors influenced by Guyana, the American South and China in the spotlight.  His family’s delicious, down home food played a huge part in Big D’s childhood and then ultimately shaped his love of food which became a desire to learn how to cook.  His dream is to share his passion for food with everyone and now it’s a reality with Big D’s Grub Truck.  This brainchild of Big D’s desire to share honest, good tasting food with a focus on big flavors and big tastes is now hitting the streets of Manhattan.  Big D is proud to bring his big flavored cooking to the people of New York!

  • At Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, we strive for holistic education that creates strong kids with confidence, diverse skill sets, a purpose for their future, and the will to try, fail and try again. Through interactive and experiential learning paired with core classes, BKB Kids seeks to restructure the way in which kids are educated, offering a fully engaging experience that promotes learning as a lifestyle.

  • Black Lawrence Press is an independent publisher of contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We also publish the occasional translation from the German and the French.

  • Brooklyn Poets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization celebrating and cultivating the poets, poetry and literary heritage of Brooklyn, the birthplace of American poetry.

    That’s right, birthplace. If you believe, as we do, that with the publication of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass in 1855, American poetry was born, then Brooklyn, where that book was published by the Rome Brothers print shop on Old Fulton St, is where that took place.

    Over the years, Brooklyn has served as home to and inspired some of the most original and influential poets on the world stage, from Whitman, Hart Crane and Marianne Moore in the American tradition to expatriate masters such as W. H. Auden and Joseph Brodsky; visiting visionaries such as Vladimir Mayakovsky and Federico García Lorca; and hip-hop pioneers such as Big Daddy Kane, MCA, Guru, Biggie Smalls, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Jay Z.

    From Walt Whitman to Jay Z, Brooklyn, we go hard.

  • New out of Brooklyn, Bruce Cost Ginger Beer is spicy, unfiltered and made with only 100% fresh ginger. Pressed multiple times, its kick comes only from the fresh ginger used. No ginger extracts or oils are added to the marking of this premium mixer. Left unfiltered, ginger sediments are left floating in every can. Its sleek, slender packaging fits readily into any mixer setting. With only four simple ingredients, use this deceptively simple mixer to craft hot and sophisticated cocktails.

  • We’re a newly formed 501(c)(3) working with inner city youth providing them with poetry workshops and environmental education.

  • Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective is a collective of four small presses (Shabda Press, Many Voices Press, Hummingbird Press & FootHills Publishing), two east of the Mississippi River and two west of the Mississippi River, who support each other in sharing and distributing poetry across the country.

  • Colin Dodds is the author of Another Broken WizardWINDFALL and The Last Bad Job, which Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” His writing has appeared in more than two hundred publications, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology. Poet and songwriter David Berman (Silver JewsActual Air) said of Dodds’ work: “These are very good poems. For moments I could even feel the old feelings when I read them.” Colin’s book-length poem That Happy Captive was a finalist for the Trio House Press Louise Bogan Award as well as the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award in 2015. And his screenplay, Refreshment, was named a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. Colin lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

    Matthew D’Abate is the founder of Literate Sunday, a highly inclusive writing workshop, literary social club and email list. He is also the founder and creative director of Le Chat Noir, a film, music, and literary arts collective based in Brooklyn, New York. He has directed and produced Cross Bone Eyes, CUT, Werewolf, and S & M and his fiction, poetry, and essays have been published by Cherry Bleeds, Thieves Jargon, Outer Horizons, The Foliate Oak Literary Journal, and Word Riot.

  • Coyote Blood is the new press by the one and only Ryan Buynak. It is punk rock, it is everything. Don’t let yours tears hit the ground. From Brooklyn to Florida to Montreal, Coyote Blood is the end all be all of artistic freedom. Get weird. Get nuts. We make things happen once or twice, dumb or nice. As you read this, l isten to “My Brain is Hanging Upside Down” by the Ramones.

  • DenimSkin pursues a provocative, visceral style unrestricted by form, content, or meaning.

    Question everything. Begin anywhere.

    DenimSkin is the shadow, planting the bombdeath of bourgeois art in the back pocket of the city.

  • DoubleCross Press is a publisher of handmade books of poetry and poetics. With an eye toward artist book studio practices and spaces, and toward the materials and structures of contemporary and historic hand-bookmaking, we produce physical manifestations of our writers’ language. We publish poetry chapbooks, essays on book arts and book culture, poetry journals, and other materials exploring the boundaries of poetry, poetics, and artist books.

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts. The Museum is dedicated to educating diverse audiences about the poet’s life, family, creative work, times, and enduring relevance, and to preserving and interpreting the Homestead and The Evergreens as historical resources for public and academic enrichment.

  • Everything About Crêpes is a family-owned and operated mobile crêperie and catering company specializing in various crêpe services. We’ve been in business since 2008 yet the family history in crêpe making goes back much further. With our European background we know exactly how important it is to produce the right tasting crêpe and of course the right ambiance at any event!  With that said, all our crêpes are made soft yet crispy, golden brown and full of flavor and deliciousness!

  • “Photography is Life painted vividly”, is my daily mantra. Farhaana Washington obtained her Certificate in Photography from New York Film Academy in 2013. She’s been engaged in nature and fine art photography for 8 years and she found her passion in photography when she discovered her true love of telling a story through images. Her images are meant to allow the watcher access into the soul of the subjects she captures, finding beauty and love in all things as they occur naturally. Photography is tied to her work as an activist at large, with the mission to promote peace and love around the world. Farhaana has received an honorable mention from New York City for Photographic Art in 2013. She curated her own solo exhibit titled, ‘Colors and Magic’ in 2014. Her work was featured at Women’s Caucus for Art New York Chapter exhibit titled, ‘Follow Your Passion’ and she presented her work at New York Insight’s Art Salon and Black Lesbian DIY Fest in 2015. Some of Farhaana’s latest work was featured in an exhibit titled “Women Gazing Inward” with Women’s Caucus for Art NY Chapter at Ceres Gallery in Manhattan, NY in 2016.

  • The Gettysburg Review, founded in 1988 and published by Gettysburg College, is recognized as one of the nation’s premier literary quarterlies. Featuring poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and graphic art by some of the world’s finest writers and artists, the Gettysburg Review has earned many awards, including a Best New Journal award and four Best Journal Design awards from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and a PEN/Nora Magid Award for Excellence in Editing. Contributors have included luminaries such as E. L. Doctorow, Rita Dove, Donald Hall, and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as emerging writers such as Tina Barr, Polly Buckingham, George David Clark, Andrew Grace, Becky Hagenston, Katherine Heiny, Allegra Hyde, Chirstopher Kempf, Monica McFawn and Robert Oldshue. More than one hundred short stories, poems, and essays that first appeared in its pages have been reprinted in The Best American Short StoriesThe Best American EssaysThe Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, and other prize anthologies. We encourage you to read, submit, and subscribe to the Gettysburg Review, which, in the words of one supporter, is “Pure delight, every time.”

  • Gorilla Cheese NYC is a leader in the New York food truck scene. Not to be cheesy, but we take grilled cheese seriously! Our sandwiches take comfort food to the next level. We use all natural bread, local and imported cheeses and fine quality meats.

    You can relive that amazing after school snack of melted American on buttery white bread with a cup of tomato soup or ramp up your taste buds with BBQ pulled pork, caramelized onions & melted sharp cheddar. The gourmand in you might prefer triple cream brie with prosciutto di Parma and strawberry preserves on white bread. Check out our menu for all the tempting options.

    Man can’t live on grilled cheese alone so we satisfy your cravings with killer tater tots, mac & cheese bites and tomato soup. We even have dessert melts! There is no better way to end your meal than with an ooey gooey smores melt on graham cracker bread or a cinnamon cheddar apple pie melt.

    We hit the streets daily to satisfy the cheese-heads lining up for our goodies. You can also find the Gorilla crew catering corporate events, house parties, festivals, school functions, weddings and bar mitzvahs. We can bring the cheese to you utilizing one of our awesome food trucks or cooking for you inside your own space.

    It’s easy being cheesy so cheese it up with the Gorilla!

  • Featuring Corrina Bain, Vicki Iorio, Ptr Kozlowski, Nkosi Nkululeko, Taylor Steele, and Olivia Wu

    great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative. We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose in solo collections and in our yearly open submission anthology, we organize numerous events in New York City and across the country. Find us every Sunday 4pm at the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, for our reading series GWFM Spoken Word Sundays.

  • Hidden House Press was launched in 2009 by Brooklyn-based composer & multi-instrumentalist, Genevieve Fernworthy (LAUDS, Tidal Channel) as a way to self-publish + release music, writing, and interactive art.

    Specializing in limited edition series of chapbooks, broadsides, and other poetry-based art work, as well as interesting formats of music albums + single releases, HHP seeks to print, distribute, and promote works by sound artists, writers, and performers who wish to retain their artistic integrity while pursuing experimental processes and art production.

  • WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, YOU GET A TRUCK! In 1935 Hubert Hansen did just that. Armed with a truck full of his homemade juices, he drove around studio lots sharing his delicious goodness with rising stars. Hubert’s Lemonade is an irresistible, tasty, refreshing mix of sweet and tart.

  • This Labor Day Weekend (Saturday September 3rd)! We Invite you to come out to the beautiful Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan at 85 Bradhurst Ave NY, NY, to join us for a full day of poetry readings by members of our community. Everyone is encouraged to participate! From 12-8pm We will have an open mic and featured readers. There will be a poetry competition with 1st place winning 150 Dollars! Submit your poems to (undergbooks@gmail.com) and reserve your space on stage by emailing us with your poems and information! Every performer will receive 5-7 minutes on the amazing Jackie Robinson BandShell stage. We look forward to rewarding everyone in the poetic arts to join us for the beginning of a new Harlem Renaissance. We can’t wait to see what you have to offer, and look forward to hearing your poems on stage! Come check out our table to find out more information!

  • A family of handcrafted, effervescent and pure certified organic drinks. Powerfully probiotic. Three varieties. Delicious flavors with functional benefits. Every bottle of KeVita is made with the finest non-GMO, non-dairy, sustainably-sourced ingredients.

  • Let It Flow Publishing is a self-publishing company that is dedicated to assist writers from every genre. We believe that we all have stories to tell. We are accepting manuscripts and will be having an anthology released in the Fall of 2016.

  • My Mind In Ink is an entertainment company and the imprint name for the self-published book Butterflies & Teary Eyes.

  • The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981) is the only labor union representing writers in every genre. With chapters around the country, the NWU works to advance economic and working conditions of writers — lobbying for legislation, initiating lawsuits, educating writers on their rights, networking, organizing picket lines, publicizing viable alternatives to unfair practices by both the traditional and Internet publishers, and by mobilizing members to fight for their collective self-interest. Featured membership benefits: free contract reviews & grievance support, advice-packed events & online forums; access to a large Midtown Manhattan space for book launches; table space at the NYC Poetry Festival, the Harlem Book Fair, and the Brooklyn Book Festival; vast discounts available from Union Plus; and a dedicated healthcare insurance adviser.

  • The MFA Creative Writing program at The New School, a comprehensive university in NYC, welcomes writers from around the world to join our vibrant literary community. You will work with master teachers in workshops and literature seminars, take innovative courses in publishing and multimedia storytelling, make invaluable contacts throughout the NYC publishing industry, and become part of a community where more than 40 students and graduates publish books each year. Choose a concentration in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Writing for Children and Young Adults.

    Become a force of new literature in the world today.

  • The New York Browning Society was founded in 1907 to study the poetry, life, and times of Robert Browning (1812-1889), and of his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1851). Our programs reflect the extraordinary diversity of their interests and restless intellects and also encompass most of Victorian literature and culture, for the Brownings knew practically everyone in that extraordinary era. The Society also founded The Browning Institute, which saved the poets’ Florentine home, Casa Guidi, from commercial development. We welcome visitors to our meetings at the
    National Arts Club, which are held at 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of October through May. Our May gathering is the Society’s annual meeting and lunch to commemorate the birth of Robert Browning on May 7, 1812.

    In addition to programs by distinguished speakers, we present the awards for our annual citywide high school poetry contest at our May Luncheon that invites over 120+ Public, Private, and Parochial school in the 5 boros to participate. The winners are our guests, and read their work for us. They also are invited to perform here at the New York City Poetry Festival.Our ongoing collaboration with nearby Gramercy Arts High School encourages interested students to attend and participate in our meetings.

  • New York Writers Workshop is a not-for-profit collective of NYC based writers and teachers. Our mission is to help writers at any and all levels, in any and all genres, progress toward realizing their full writing potential. Our programs are local: we offer regular workshop series in various NYC venues, and community outreach programs hosted by NYPL, assisted living residencies for seniors, and organizations involved with incarcerated populations. Our reach is global: we’ve run workshops and conferences in Australia, China, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. We are especially committed to serving the diverse communities of the five boroughs of New York City.

  • Newtown Literary is a literary journal dedicated to writers from and who write about Queens, NY. We look for fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poetry that go beyond entertainment and storytelling.

    Newtown, the journal’s namesake, was one of the original towns incorporated into the New York City borough of Queens in 1898. The diversity of Queens is our inspiration and we hope to fill the journal with a myriad of stories, experiences, and voices.

    Newtown Literary is published semi-annually in electronic and paper formats.

  • Nostrovia! Press is managed on & off the road with our traveling bookstore, Books & Shovels. N! was founded in 2011, & publishes to promote accessible passionate living.

  • The Poetry Society of New York (PSNY) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in New York City that is dedicated to promoting poetry within our culture. More specifically, the society focuses on finding innovative ways of delivering poetry to the public and on strategic community building within the poetry world. Founded by Stephanie Berger and Nicholas Adamski, PSNY began programing events in late 2007 with the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas. PSNY’s activities heavily emphasize event production and interactive art installations with additional activities in the fields of publishing and digital media. PSNY’s geographical focus is on New York City and the surrounding areas, but its efforts also ripple nationally and internationally. Currently, its primary programs are The Poetry Brothel, The New York City Poetry Festival, and The Typewriter Project.

  • The Poetry Table is a 21st century poetry salon that meets once a week in the West Village to break bread, write poetry, and build lifelong bonds of fellowship. Our mission is not to critique members’ poetry, but to provide a warm and supportive environment in which they can create it. Each meeting lasts about two hours and follows a simple format: Poets will read something they have written or a poem they are inspired by, then we break for thirty minutes to write new poetry on the spot, finishing the night with a reading of our freshly created work.

  • Posit is an online quarterly of innovative poetry, prose, and visual art. We publish carefully curated, highly accomplished work that is challenging and aesthetically broadening, but not circumscribed by affiliation with any specific aesthetic or artistic movement. Posit is committed to publishing work by writers and artists of all nationalities, ages, races, gender identifications, sexual orientations, and career stages.

  • Poetry Upon Request by Pierce Logan.

  • Established in 2009 by Lorin Morgan-Richards, A Raven Above Press is an eclectic small press with selections ranging from Celtic, Indigenous, folklore, children’s, poetry and art. A Raven Above Press specializes in the handmade process and limited print runs. A Raven Above Press is also the publisher of Celtic Family Magazine, and the Bardic Beats Series.

  • Rimes of The Ancient Mariner is a spoken word event for Performance Poets, Writers, Monologists, Memoirists, Barroom Bards, and Storytellers. It takes place every month in the East Village.

  • Royal Blue Publishing’s mission is to inspire creative expression by:

    -Creating compelling non-fiction, fiction and poetry print and Ebooks
    -Offering Creative Workshops for writers, teachers and organizations
    -Offerings Editing Services for writers and non-writers alike for resumes to manuscripts

  • I am NYC based henna artist. I provide services at festivals, weddings, private and corporate events. I also make henna art inspired wedding and party favors.

  • Saturnalia books’ mission is to publish literary works, primarily poetry, of high merit, by new and established writers; to encourage collaboration between poets and visual artists, particularly in book form; and to encourage the publication of literature of a non-commercial and challenging nature.

  • So(ul) Flo provides a safe space for South Florida’s youth to engage in freestyle cyphers that emphasize poetic dialogue over disrespectful attitudes in rap music. ‘Cypher’ is derived from the Arabic word sifr, meaning ‘zero,’ a reference to the circular shape in which emcees stand as they take turns freestyling in a cypher. In addition to this traditional form of hip-hop cypher, Soul Flo incorporates exercises that test the emcee’s abilities with word prompts, debate topics, improvisational storytelling, and poetic writing assignments, among many others. These exercises ensure that the dynamic art of freestyling is the freshest stimulation around in an urban area where negative lures are all too pervasive. Our Membership Program cultivates leaders who volunteer in the community and serve as mentors to at-risk youth, and we host lectures and town-hall meetings to inform the community on the roots of hip-hop and to engage the public on community issues.

  • A lit Journal and podcast based in West Virginia attempting to bridge arts from low density to high density populations.

  • Synecdoche is a national small press based at Brown University in Providence, RI. Synecdoche published its first journal in 2014. In 2015, Synecdoche published a feminist, collaborative art book and a poetry/art collaboration. Synecdoche is currently editing its next two poetry books. Synecdoche is interested in work that blurs genre, challenges form, and redefines language.

  • Owned and operated home division of Swarovski featuring boutique jewelry for vendor events and home parties.

  • We are a family owned food truck, caterer, pop up, and restaurateur. Working in the food industry for 15 plus years, we decided to venture on our own path due to our love of all things culinary and for the love of our growing family. We opened Toum in 2012. Toum (Pronounced “Toom”) is Lebanese for garlic. Toum is also known as the national condiment in Lebanon and our signature dip. Who doesn’t like Toum?

  • Underground Books has been making street books since 1997. Trapped in the Subconscious somewhere downstairs, the printers ink still runs. We aim to aim it. Based in New York City, Houston, Kiev, Virginia, and Gothenburg, we aim to please,poetry,please,poetry,please,poetry please we say, Publishing Artists on the Fringe, Check out all of our new original handmade in Harlem poetry manuscripts at www.undergroundbooks.org and join the subterranean poetry scene of your mind 2016.

    UB Books will also be sponsoring this years inaugural Jackie Robinson Poetry Day (check out a new open mic in Manhattan by stopping by out tables!) #JRPD2016

  • Vermont College of Fine Arts is a national center for graduate arts education fostering the excellence of established and emerging artists. With a unique practice-based learning model and internationally renowned faculty, students arrive at VCFA with the desire to grow their craft and build a community with like-minded artists to create a more humane world.

  • Our mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, provide a creative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to the lived experiences of warriors.

    Our goals include providing opportunities for veterans to engage in artistic expression, creating visibility for veteran artists and their work, supporting veterans in the discovery of the arts as a transformative tool, and tell the truths about veterans’ experiences.

  • A poetry magazine that centers around women, POC, LGBTQ writers, trans, non-binary, and marginalized voices.