Dear October's Children:

Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 2nd remote event of the Fall 2020 season, and we're just in time for the lush wetness and cool winds of Autumn to at least make us feel thankful for indoor restrictions. Please take a chance this  Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) with four mysterious voices from the poetry past-present-future continuum that will have you looking at your Halloween candy differently . 

Farnoosh Fahtiunderstands implicitly attention In its highest form is the same thing as prayer so if you want to live like a dream don’t pay such close attention to the awful details rather, look out for the beauty in smallest of aspects learning to die as we live, a revolution of reading to listen.  

Michelle Whittaker- senses that stones formerly known as lovers are just as capable of floating as they are sinking. After visiting 30 hospitals in 2 hours the eyes are likely to see stardust as no longer the elusive sightings of skywatchers & mariners but as the element we are all composed

Sheryl Hollandknows the philistines have long ago captured our means of production. Dollar bills are like blossoms in the Springtime to them but that hasn’t stopped Sheryl from writing pomes. Far from it, as rather than bemoan nostalgia for our old cultural freedoms Sheryl’s pomes forge ahead into the new

Edmund Berrigan -  hears the nameless voies crying for kindness among the irresolute clutter of cosmopolitan decay.

He swaps spit with degraded language mixing with diversified peoples amid an urban landscape In fragmentary & privileged ways but always with a sense of lust for the other dimension.

As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll, 

X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson
Jed Shahar


Remotely Personal GREETINGS FALL 2020 Lineup


The second half of the Greetings Readings Series’ 21st Season begins with the widespread nostalgia for the prior normal as the new normal continues to keep us from congregating in the wonderful backyard white rock garden of Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave., in Brooklyn. The upside is that now we’re able to invite poets far outside the five boroughs of New York City to read with us, expanding our community while most of us remain in the comfort of our homes. In attempting to adjust to the new parameters for social & literary interaction we’ve been graced with poets from all around the country participating in Remotely Personal Greetings for the second season in a row. All events start at 9:30pm E.S.T. with a meet n’ greet. Performances begin shortly thereafter and audience members will have a password emailed to them that evening allowing them to log on to our Zoom handle and both be seen (if they choose) & listen in on the many terrific readings scheduled. All performances are free.


1. October 1 …   Gabrielle Civil, Andrew Choate, & Filip Full Moon Marinovich


2. October 15 …  Farnoosh Fahti, Eddie Berrigan, Michelle Whittaker, & Sheryl Holland


3. October 29 …   Jackson Meazle, Wanda Phipps, Tongo Eisen-Martin & Lillian Bertram


4. November 5 …   Rae Armantrout, Carla Harryman, Anna Gurton-Wachter, & Lena Rose Impellizzeri Weiss-Walker


5. November 19…  Sara Larsen, Jeremy Kennedy, Joyelle McSweeny & Rod Roland


6. December 3…  Danielle Dutton, Peter Bushyeager, Darcie Dennigan & Dana Burns


7. December 17…  Aditi Machado, Don Yorty & Eli Briskin


Thank you all so much for your gracious support of Unnameable Greetings Readings in the past! Hope to see as many old & new faces during this upcoming season. If any other information is needed please email Jeffrey Joe or Jed Shahar:

Unnameable Books is physically open from 11-7, 6 days a week with 2 patrons allowed inside at a time. Unnameable will order the latest books from the above poets so if possible please support Unnameable Books by going online: and ordering books directly from them. Thank you for your continuing support of one of Brooklyn’s best sources for new & used poetry.

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We hope you're doing well in these transformative times! Tonight at the Virtual Franklin Park Reading Series, we're thrilled to present acclaimed debut authors Gabriel Bump (Everywhere You Don't Belong) and poet Malcolm Tariq (Heed the Hollow), along with two favorite FP alums, Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8) and Clare Beams (The Illness Lesson). They'll be joining our host Marae Hart, a SLICE Magazine editor and New York Writers Coalition Workshop leader, for a night of coming-of-age stories.

We’ll be broadcasting on Zoom, and you can register here.
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