8th Annual

Welcome to Boog City Poetry and Music Festival

Sommer Browning artPoetry, Music, Politics, Theater

This Fri., Aug. 1 through Tues. Aug. 5, we'll be celebrating Boog's 23rd anniversary by putting on the eighth annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, and theater festival. It will feature 66 poets, 16 musical acts, 9 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1 political talk, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, and 1 panel over the five days.

Among the festival highlights are:

–A performance by Ed Sanders, a large figure in the counter-culture of the sixties to today, member of The Fugs, and an award-winning poet.

–Boog's d.a. levy lives series kicks off its 12th season devoting an afternoon to Stockport Flats;

–Our 47th Classic Album Live is PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, performed live by 7 local musical acts;

–Digital Poetry: What Can It Mean?, a panel curated and moderated by Carol Mirakove

–our Fifth Poets' Theater night, featuring 9 short plays.

–and our Poetry Talk Talk will feature poets Brenda Iijima and Niina Pollari reading and in conversation