• Espresso 77 Jackson Heights (map)
  • 35-57 77th Street
  • Jackson Heights, NY, 11372
  • United States

Held on the first Tues­day of every month, September through June, First Tuesdays is a neighborhood reading series with a very hospitable open mic. Anyone who wants to read is welcome. Indeed, almost every month, someone gets up to read their work for the first time. Our featured readers have been among the finest writers in the area. So, if you have work you’d like to share, poetry or prose, or if you'd just like to get some literature into your life, please join us.

ene Grabiner’s chapbook, There Must Be More Than Trigonometry, was published in 2017 by Foothills Publishing. His poems have appeared in various journals including: Sandhill Review, Comstock Review, Snake Nation Review, Slant, Connecticut River Review, Passager, Jewish Currents, Blue Collar Review, and J Journal. He won third place in the 2014 Connecticut Poetry Society competition, was a semi-finalist in the 2013 Passager competition, and was a runner-up in the 2012 William Stafford Award Competition. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2002 “Discover”/The Nation poetry competition at the 92d Street Y. Gene Grabiner is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, and lives in Buffalo, New York. He travels for readings.