FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
Featured poet: Ron Kolm
Spotlight poet: Rami Shamir
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
RON KOLM is one of the founding members of the Unbearables literary collective, and an editor of several of their anthologies; Crimes of the Beats, Help Yourself! and The Worst Book I Ever Read. He is also the co-author, with Jim Feast, of Neo Phobe, and the author of the Plastic Factory and Welcome to the Barbecue. Kolm’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Collection as part of the Downtown Writers Group. He has worked in most of New York City’s independent bookstores, including the Strand, St. Mark’s Bookshop and Coliseum Books. He currently works for Posman Books in Grand Central Station.
RAMI SHAMIR’s novel TRAIN TO POKIPSE has been called “a Catcher in the Rye for the new century” by renowned American publisher, Barney Rosset. The author has drawn further comparisons—spanning from Dickens to Kerouac to Whitman—from such cultural luminaries as Gary Indiana, Penny Arcade, Holly Woodlawn, and Phoebe Legere.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & superlative 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. www.corneliastreetcafe.com