Monday, January 18, 2010

Poets Yuyutsu Sharma and Eli McCarthy to feature at Bengal Curry Jan 24, 5:30 pm

The Phoenix Reading series at Bengal Curry gets an international flavor this coming Sunday, Jan. 24th at 5:30 p.m., with readings by Yutusu Sharma (Nepal) and Eli McCarthy (Ireland via Spain). Special guest Kat Georges hosts the open reading and you are invited to bring your work and read! Free admission!

Yuyutsu Sharma was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press). Yuyutsu’s poetry has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.
Eli McCarthy is an Irish, Barcelona-based artist. Her medium is Anatomusic, a new "humanized" genre of intimate experimental electronica. In the same way as poetry describes a situation via words, Anatomusic allows the body to recount its experiences via the recording and digital processing of its movement/sound expression into musical notes, timbres and ambients. For a taste of what she does, check out

Phoenix Reading Series @ Bengal Curry, January 24, 2010
Bengal Curry
 65 West Broadway

Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains to Chambers Street

Sunday, January 17, 2010, 5:30 pm

1 1⁄2 blocks below Chambers St

Open Mic plus featured readers

If you love poetry you will not want to miss it. If you love Indian food, including the best naan in NYC, you will not want to miss it. If you love both you will be in Nirvana.
If the weather is bad please call Bengal Curry at 212-571-1122 to verify that the venue is open.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Call for Submissions: Maintenant 4 (Contemporary Dada Poetry Journal)

Call for Submissions:
Maintenant 4 DaDa Poetry Journal
Be a part of the 3rd annual New York DaDa Poetry Salon Magazine, by submitting your DaDa-inspired poetry and/or art to Maintenant 4, inspired by DaDa instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. We're looking for short (20 lines maximum) DaDa-inspired poetry for this crazy 'zine. We also encourage submissions of black and white art. The 'zine will only be distributed at the DaDa Poetry Salon on March 19th, 2010 at Cornelia Street Cafe (6-8 p.m.), via mail to contributors, and to those wise enough to request a copy. No online distribution!!

Interested? Please email for details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Arthur Cravan is credited with creating the first 'zine in the world with his publication Maintenant. We're proud to carry on the tradition.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year from Three Rooms Press!

We had a great time in 2009! Thanks for all your support. This year will be bigger and better than ever. What's on tap? A whole lot. Our motto this year is "No Fear" and we will be applying to all we do in publishing as well as performance events.

The best literature coming at you like never before. In February--a new book from Peter Carlaftes, "Drunkyard Dog" featuring collected poems and a play. Also, our first novel, "Baseball Karma and The Constitution Blues" by Ronnie Norpel. In March we'll be releasing the first collection of poetry by rising NY-based poet phenom Thomas Fucaloro. March 19 is the publication party for Maintenant 4, this year's version of the world-class Contemporary Dada Poetry Journal. And in late spring, we're set to release a new poetry collection by TRP founder Kat Georges.

TRP is now instrumental in the weekly Son of a Pony series at Cornelia Street Cafe, with Jackie Sheeler and Kat Georges alternating as hosts of the blessed event. Upcoming readers include Ted Jonathan (of NY Quarterly) on January 8; Geoff Kagan Trenchard on January 29; and Rafaella Ciavatta on February 5. And March 19 marks the third installment of the Dada Poetry Salon, where anything can happen (and usually does).

Late January looks to be major poetry and cyber-theater event at Saval Auditorium at St. John's University in Tribeca--stay tuned for details. In spring, we're also planning New York debuts of several plays including SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story, by Kat Georges, and Spin-Dry, a new look at celebrity rehab, by Peter Carlaftes. In addition, look for new works by award-winning playwright Larry Myers, as well as a new solo show by Jackie Sheeler. We'll also be hitting the airwaves with poetry specials on public access this spring, and are putting out feelers to start a bi-weekly variety show--details to come.

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Have a great 2010! We'll be with you all the way!