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(New) Poetry Spot

Posted: December 25, 2010 in Events
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Annexsign Annex Map

Located at 530 Cookman Ave. in scenic Asbury Park, The Annex is a lounge akin to what once was New Brunswick’s Indigo Jones…except with liquor instead of juice and red walls instead of, well, indigo. Dim lighting and comfy couches define the atmosphere, there are good tunes being pumped through the sound system, and a small stage next to the entrance eagerly accommodates a mic and the soles of poets every Tuesday night for a speakeasy hosted by none other than Asbury Park’s poet laureate Chris Rockwell. A mix of guerilla poet and rock star, Rockwell energizes the crowd with his distinct mix of ribbing humour and understated cool. Everyone who wants to read, from virgins to veterans, is made to feel at home, while everyone else drinks…and talks.

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