July 30, 2020
6:30 PM EST

Event Description:

A reading with Long Island poet and stellar friend to the arts Russ Green.

Event Video Link:  https://youtu.be/wJd_tVo4VAs

WWBA is delighted to present a featured reading with Long Island poet and stellar friend to the arts Russ Green. Green describes his poetry as “edgy and bold, introspective and vulnerable while exploring truths, both political and societal, with a deep thirst for the healing salve of nature. And, always with a dab of humor and with some culinary bliss sprinkled in.”

Over the years, Russ Green has been co-editor at Great Weather for Media, put on poetry and arts events around Long Island and NYC, and has raised funds through some of these events for humanitarian and social justice organizations such as Tahirih Justice Center, The Trevor Project, and an the earthquake victims of Nepal. Additionally, Russ hosted and curated poetry stages at various festivals and has read his work from New York to New Orleans, Cleveland, Santa Fe, and cities in between. His book, Gimme Back My Radio, is out with Night Ballet Press. Currently, he runs a monthly workshop with poet Christina M. Rau called South Bay Sundays and also hosts and curates poetry and music events in Port Jeff called Saturdays on the Sound. You can usually find him communing with the mountains in Vermont with interesting artist friends or roaming the docks of Port Jefferson Harbor at night looking for signs of life in the starry night sky.