On July 30th and 31st, an army of poets will descend on Governor’s Island and hold the first annual New York Poetry Festival. Everyone is jumping onboard. With readings from over 30 different series and 100 poets, it will be a showcase of all the different formats, aesthetics, and personalities of the New York poetry world. The Southern Writers Reading Series will take the ADMIRAL stage on Saturday at 2pm. With the Reverend as your host and readings by Curtis Rogers, Sarah Levine, Monica McClure, Patricia Spears Jones and Yusef Komunyakaa this is one event that you won’t want to miss. So put on some sunblock, hop on the ferry to Governor’s Island and be sure to bring your church fan cause we gonna make it real hot.