IAWA NYC Literary Series Presents January 2020

Buon Capo d’Anno!


 Saturday January 11, 2020

@ NYPL Mulberry St.

Spoken Word Legends: Thomas Fucaloro & Clare Ultimo

& Open Mic

 WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

Winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. He teaches poetry at Prison Writes and Imani House. His latest chapbook is There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press, 2017).


Clare Ultimo is a writer, poet, artist, designer and educator, living & breathing in Brooklyn NY where she was born. Author of Fear of Bensonhurst and Brooklyn Babe, she has been active in the NYC poetry scene since 1995 when she began reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, later to work there and develop their visual identity. Clare founded Ultimo Inc, a communications design studio, in 1987.


@ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli



Upcoming 2020 Readings


February 15:

Phillip Giambri & Marco Rafalà

March 14:

B. Amore & Joanna Clapps Herman

April 11:

Versetto LiberoFree Verse

Translating Your Work on the Spot

with Laura Capparotti and Dave Johnson


A sampling of the publishing houses that have been featured @ IAWA:

Alien Buddha Press, Apprentice House, Archway Publishing, Ashland Poetry Press, 

Big Table Publishing Company, Bone Orchard Press, 

Bordighera Press, 

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dark Light Publishing,

downtown materialaktion, Dramatists Books,

Finishing Line Press, Five Star, Fordham University Press, Grey Book Press,

Guernica World Editions, 

Hammer & Anvil Books, 


Harvard Square Editions, 

Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University, iUniverse, Little A, 

Mad Gleam Press, New Village Press, NYQ Books, Other Press, Ovunque Siamo Press, 

Palgrave Macmillan US, Penguin/Putnam, 

Poets Wear Prada, Rain Mountain Press, Redux Consortium, Rogue Phoenix Press, Scholastic/Orchard Books, Serving House Books, 

Simon & Schuster,

Shakespeare & Company, 

Soho Press, SUNY Press, University Tennessee Press,

Upper Hand Press, Wordtech, Writing Knights Press


Three Rules of IAWA: Read each other, Write or be written, Buy our books.

 #4: And write reviews