TONIGHT: Bernal Bard Neeli Cherkovski Kicks Off New Poetry Reading Series on Cortland


Neighbor Notty Bumbo is launching a new monthly poetry reading series on Cortland that begins tonight, featuring special guest (and rockstar Bernal bard) Neeli Cherkovski.

Notty tells us:

Attention Bernal Poets: I am pleased to announce the start of the new Bernal Poets Reading Series! This will be a monthly event, held at The Bernal Star Cottage, 2nd Thursdays of each month from 7-9 PM.

The series will offer a featured poet followed by a round-robin style open reading, with a twist!

Be sure to arrive before 7 to sign up, to be sure you get your work heard. Our first event will happen Thursday, November 13, 2014, and our lead-off poet will be Bernal’s Own Neeli Cherkovski!

Books will be available to purchase. We are seeking Bernal poets to be our future featured readers, so please pass on any suggestions. Contact Notty Bumbo ( for more details and suggestions! I look forward to seeing you there!


PHOTO: Top, Neeli Cherkovski reading at City Lights June 2014. Photo by Steve Silberman