On May 8, 2015, Parachute Literary Arts hosted the firstPOEM-a-RAMAon the landmark Wonder Wheel in Coney Island. Established New York City poets were invited to read in the white cars of the Wonder Wheel. There was a Poetry Making station with vintage typewriters and a staged reading featuring teen poets from Parachute Literary Arts' teen empowerment poetry workshops at the YWCA in Rachel Carson High School. Soozee Hwang and the Relastics sang songs about books. The fog rolled in around 9 pm making the whole event that much more surreal. The Teen poets who recited at POEM-a-RAMA were: Maya Sanders, Gavrielle McIntosh and Imani Nooks. The established poets on the Wonder Wheel were: Amber Atiya, Marina Blitshtein, Kurt Boone, Michael Broder, Brenda Coultas, Tim Cusack (Walt Whitman), Ian Dreiblatt, Jen Fitzgerald, Matthea Harvey, Brenda Iijima, Lucy Ives, Tyehimba Jess, Wanda Phipps, and Edwin Torres. And on the ground Brooklyn's own Lynn Melnick and Patricia Spears Jones enrapt the crowd of onlookers with their poetry.