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Pine Box Poetry with Malik Crumpler, Melissa Gurney, Michelle Y. Burke, and Vanessa Gennarelli (Music by Emily Frembgen)

  • Pine Box Rock Shop 12 Grattan Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Join us in the back room at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick for poetry from Malik Crumpler, Melissa Gurney, Michelle Y. Burke, and Vanessa Gennarelli, with music by Emily Frembgen.

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Malik Crumpler is a New York City-based genre-less word artist, poet, rapper and music producer. He has released a multitude of albums, short films, five books of poetry, co-founded, Satori Ideas Media,, and For more info, go to:


Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn-based independent writer and the founder of GAMBAZine – a literary magazine dedicated to the generation of authentic momentary, boundless art that's rooted in passion and thoughtfulness outside the politics of mainstream publication. Melissa is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America, and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). For more info, go to: and


Michelle Y. Burke is a Queens-based writer and educator. She's the author of the poetry collection Animal Purpose, winner of the 2015 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. She's also penned a poetry chapbook, "Horse Loquela," which won the 2007 Red Mountain ReviewChapbook Series Award. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, New Orleans Review, So to Speak, Parcel, and elsewhere. For more info, go to:


Vanessa Gennarelli is a poet living in Philadelphia, PA. She is the recipient of the Lorabel Richardson/Academy of American Poets Prize, and her work has appeared in The Grinnell Review, Apiary, and Hot Metal Bridge. By day she leads education efforts for, an open source financial network for the world. She holds a BA from Grinnell College, an MA from Harvard and is a former research Intern at the MIT Media Lab. For more info, go to: