VIDEOS FROM OUR EVENTS & FESTIVALS
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POEM-a-RAMA,  2015
Po
et, Kurt Boone reads on the Wonder Wheel
(Shot using a GoPro placed in a Wonder Wheel car)

Bike messenger poet, Kurt Boone, rides and reads poetry on the landmark Wonder Wheel for Parachute Literary Arts event Poem-a-Rama in Coney Island. May 8, 2015. 

POEM-a-RAMA, 2015
(Video filmed and edited by Charles Denson)

Vito Acconci Poetry Installation at Parachute Festival 2012

Artist, architect, poet, Vito Acconci's poem, "Antarctica" was installed by Amanda Deutch and New York Aquarium staff for two days as part of Parachute Festival 2012's site- specific poetry. The poem could be visited in a nook, beside the penguins in the New York Aquarium's outdoor plaza. Poet, Becca Klaver shot this short video of poet, Amanda Deutch enjoying Acconci's words in open air, a living poem.


The Believe Project

Parachute's Believe Project performed at the Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday, December 1st, 2012, curated by Amanda Deutch. The Believe Project performed words by Muriel Rukeyser from her play Houdini (Paris Press, 2002). This was the second performance by the Believe Project and this evening comprised of the following poets: Becca Klaver, MC Hyland, Lauren Besser, Audrey Dimola, Holly Burdoff, Julia McIsaac and Caolan Madden. This video was shot by Jeff Peterson.


Eileen Myles reading at Parachute, Part 1

Eileen Myles reading at Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival, 2009

NY Aquarium


Eileen Myles reading at Parachute, Part 2

Eileen Myles reading at Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival, 2009

NY Aquarium


Akilah Oliver reading at Parachute

Akilah Oliver reading at Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival, September 2009

When asked to read, Akilah created a poem especially for the festival using a woman's blog about Coney Island as her source text. The tape ran out before Akilah finished reading her poetry both in this video and in real life. It is strange when things work out that way. Akilah Oliver was a deeply treasured member of the literary community. We are grateful to have known Akilah and honored to have had her participate in the first Parachute Festival. She was a brilliant and beloved poet whose generosity of spirit will be missed by many. Thank you, Akilah.