Stephanie Berger is a poet, installation & performance artist, theater producer, and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of The Poetry Society of New York and co-creator of The Poetry Brothel, The New York City Poetry Festival, and The Typewriter Project. She is the author of IN THE MADAME’S HAT BOX (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) and co-author of THE GREY BIRD: THIRTEEN EMOJI POEMS IN TRANSLATION (Coconut Books, 2014). Stephanie’s poetry has appeared in Fence, Hyperallergic, The Volta, Prelude, and Pouch Magazine, among other publications, and her work has been covered in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Refinery 29, and Bustle magazine, among many others. Her performance and installation work has been shown at Grounds for Sculpture, New York Fashion Week, Electric Forest Festival, Dixon Place, Pen + Brush Gallery, Howl Happening Gallery, The Strand Bookstore, and House of Yes, among other locations. Other honors include a 2015 &NOW Writing Award and grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Community Trust, Fractured Atlas, and The Casement Fund. Stephanie earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Critical Studies at the University of Southern California, received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the New School, and has taught in the English Departments at Pace University and Berkeley College.
Nicholas Adamski is the Chief Creative Officer of The Poetry Society of New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at Butler University with a degree in Political Science and Creative Writing and earned an MFA in Poetry at The New School University. Nicholas authored Inside me a whale is taking shape, a handmade poetry chapbook published by Brothel Books. He also has extensive design experience and has worked as an interior designer with the KA Design Group and designed sales galleries and signage for The 7th Art. Nicholas worked with The Happy Corp Global, a digital media and event production company, where he honed his event production and management skills producing events for organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, The 92nd Street Y, and other New York City institutions.