FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
Featured poet: Ryan Buynak
Spotlight poet: Carmen Mojica
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
RYAN BUYNAK has published in magazines and anthologies all over the country. He has also found new, wide popularity in places like Montreal and Berlin. His first book, Yo Quiero Mas Sangre: Random Acts of Poetry by Ryan Buynak, describes everyday life in this Hipster Generation with such humor, insight, tenderness, and brutal honesty. He has two new books coming out this year, including The Ghost of the Wooden Squid: Random Acts of Poetry and a short novel, Eating Dirt. He lives by the motto: “My heart feels like a crocodile.”
CARMEN MOJICA is an Afro-Dominican woman born and raised in the Bronx. She is a poet, writer, workshop facilitator, and birth doula. In October 2009, she completed and self-published her literary work called ‘Hija De Mi Madre’ (My Mother’s Daughter), which is a combination of memoirs, poems and research material that not only explain the effects of race on identity from an academic standpoint but also shares her life as a living example.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & phenomenal 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