Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Poets Eli McCarthy & Kahlil Almustafa this Friday at Cornelia St. Cafe

Featured reader: Eli McCarthy & Kahlil Almustafa
NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike
Host: Kat Georges

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

Kahlil Almustafa is known as the People’s Poet, whether for a mass rally of hundreds, a nightclub, church, university or a backyard family reunion. Almustafa is the 2002 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion and the author of four book of poetry and his debut CD CounterIntelligence. His collection of 15 years of poetry, Growing Up Hip-Hop, is used in classrooms from the elementary to the university level. Almustafa recently completed the “100 Poems For 100 Days” project where he wrote 100 poems in the first 100 days of Barack Obama’s presidency soon to be published in a collection of poems entitled, From Auction Block to Oval Office. He uses poetry to engage communities in critical dialogue.

The featured readings follow the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet/convivial mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, between W. 4th Street & Bleecker, just around the corner from the W. 4th Street subway station. Phone: 212-989-9319.

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