Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Poet George Spencer Launches new book at Cornelia Street Cafe 9/23 6pm
Three Rooms Press & Cornelia Street Cafe
SON OF A PONY Poetry Reading Series
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011, 6 pm
Featured poet: George Spencer (book launch for "Unpious Pilgrim")
Spotlight poet: Nicca Ray
PLUS NYC's Sensational Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
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George Spencer's brand new poetry collection, Unpious Pilgrim (Fly By Night Press, 2011), makes its debut at this Son of a Pony reading. According to Michael Graves, "Its movement from a lighthearted satire of Language Poetry and the School of Ashbery to a passionate concern for sexual honesty and political and social justice and freedom entails the exposure and ridicule of hypocrisy and is memorable." Spencer has two previous books: Screw the Muses and The Obscene Richness Of Our Times. He is the director of two cable shows, one about poetry and the other about multimedia artists. He is the founding editor of faroutfurthertoutoutofsight, an Internet and hard copy multimedia literary magazine. He is also a painter, sculptor and videographer. He lives in New York City and Quito, Ecuador. He has just returned from Prague where he read his work at PEN International
and at the National Gallery.
Opening for George is special guest poet, fiction writer, actor, producer/director and playwright Nicca Ray.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & insightful mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges curates and hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; 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