FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
Featured poet: Karen Hildebrand
Spotlight poet: Avi Frishman
PLUS NYC's Top Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
KAREN HILDEBRAND co-wrote and performed in “The Old In-and-Out,” a two-woman play that premiered to a sold-out audience at The Bowery Poetry Club in 2009 (work from the play is in the Three Rooms Press book of the same name). Her poetry is published in the chapbook "One Foot Out the Door" on Three Rooms Press (Our first poetry book produced in NYC!), as well as in a variety of journals including Blue Mesa Review, G.W. Review, Maintenant (contemporary dada writing & art), Meridian Anthology, Slipstream, Fourteen Hills, A Gathering of the Tribes, and is forthcoming in the Uphook Press anthology, -gape-seed-. She was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize, and her manuscript “Need” was a finalist for the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition judged by Kim Addonizio.
EVEN "AVI" TZVI FRISHMAN is a poet and fiction writer. His writing is largely informed by Zen, and the places he has travelled, the places he has lived, and those he calls home; among them, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Miami, Florida, Buffalo Grove, Illinois and Kfar Chabad, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel. He currently lives and writes in the Yorkville section of New York City, and in Kerhonkson, in the Catskill mountains of New York State.
The featured reading follows the stupendous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & highly illustrative 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