Thursday, April 5, 2012
Poets Charles Butler and April Jones Electrify Son of a Pony Reading on April 20th
Three Rooms Press and
Cornelia Street Café present the
Son of a Pony Poetry Reading Series
Featured poet: CHARLES J. BUTLER
Spotlight poet: APRIL JONES
PLUS NYC's Resplendent
Open Poetry Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
Friday, April 20, 6 pm
Three Rooms Press is pleased to present Son of a Pony, on Friday, April 20, with featured poet CHARLES J. BUTLER and spotlight poet APRIL JONES along with NYC's most spectacular open poetry reading, hosted by Kat Georges.
NY-based poet CHARLES J. BUTLER has read in nearly every venue in NYC. His first book, 39 poems (No Shirt Press, 2010), received widespread critical praise. Blogcritics.org noted, "His words create a freedom that exists nowhere else around in our world and he helps the reader to feel it too. Through that freedom we see what he sees; a stark world filled with fertility and barrenness that provides us not only with a place to survive but a place to grow and thrive." In New Mirage Journal, reviewer Cindy Hochman notes, "These poems will make you leap for blessed joy or cup your head in your hands; they will make you furious and grateful, and cruel and kind — most of all, they will make you feel." Butler's poetry has been widely published in journals including as Polarity, Rouge Scholars, New Mirage, Erato, Stained Sheets, Asbestos and Soul Journey.
APRIL JONES is a poet, producer, spoken word artist, screenwriter, community activist and more. She is the author of "A Faa Real Experience" (AuthorHouse, 2008), available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She is also the producer of the Rythym Show, seen on Bronx network channels.
The featured reading follows the renowned Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe, hosted and curated by the dynamic Kat Georges. 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