Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kat Georges & Peter Carlaftes Featured at Huntington Poetry Series this Friday, July 16

This Friday, New York poets Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges, along with Cliff Bliender, rock out in Huntington at the hottest series on the LIRR line. The series is organized by poet George Wallace (currently on tour in Oklahoma support of his Three Rooms Press release Poppin' Johnny.) Host for this event will be L.I. poet Barbara Reiher Meyers.

PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based comic author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, poet, and director. He is the author of 12 plays, including a noir treatment of Knut Hamsun’s Hunger, and the celebrity rehab center spoof, Spin-Dry. He has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including his comic solo performance piece, Lenny Bruce: Dead & Well. His critically-acclaimed humor book, A Year on Facebook, was issued by Three Rooms Press in January 2010. In June of 2010, Three Rooms Press published DrunkYard Dog, an extensive collection of his poetry, as well as Triumph for Rent (3 Plays). In addition, he has published seven chapbooks, including The Bar Essentials, Nightclub Confidential and Sheer Bardom.

KAT GEORGES’ poetry appears in The American Bible Of Outlaw Poetry (Thunders Mouth Press). She co-edited The Verdict Is In, an anthology about the L.A. Rodney King Riots, (Manic D Press). She has three collections of her own poetry, Punk Rock Journal, Maiden Claiming and Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute (all Three Rooms Press). In New York, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, including Jack Kerouac: Catholic, Memo from Allen Ginsberg and Twitter Theater, all written by award-winning playwright Larry Myers. Currently she edits Maintenant, an annual journal of Contemporary Dada Poetry, and serves as poetry editor for Tribes art and literary journal. In addition, she co-hosts a weekly poetry reading series at Cornelia Street Café in New York, where she has hosted such notable poets as Mark Strand, Anne Waldman, Paul Violi and many more. She is founder of Three Rooms Press and serves as editor-in-chief and creative director.

Friday, July 11, 8 pm

The Poetry Cafe at Huntington Historical Society Barn

welcomes poets, Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes and Cliff Bleidner

hosted by Barb Reiher-Meyers at

HHS Conklin Barn

Corner High St/Rte 110, Huntington
(Route 110 and High Street, two blocks south of Main Street)

$5.00 donation appreciated

1 comment:

Jonah said...

Woudl ya'll consider putting up some samples of their poetry? You know, for them folks that don't live near no Big City ;)