Friday, February 1, 2008

Tonight: Josh Humphrey at Cornelia St. Cafe

Tonight, Feb. 1, 2008:

A rare chance to hear a truly incredible poet. Josh Humphrey is one of those unique birds who writes poems that stick in your craw long after you hear them. He often writes in the voice of a woman, capturing female emotions with a strange and weirdly accurate tone. Recently, he opened up for Ellen Bass's reading with a poem inhabiting his grandmother's voice as she worked to keep his father awake after an accident with a discus. One of my favorites is "A Poem About Al Capone's Wife." He doesn't read live very often, so catch this unique opportunity. 

Plus, participate in the marvelous open reading, hosted by Kathi Georges, who promises to share new poetry tonight as well.
What: Son of a Pony Reading Series
Where: Cornelia St. Cafe (29 Cornelia St. between W. 4th St. & Bleecker, NYC)
When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, 6-8 p.m. (sign up early for the open reading, doors open 5:45 p.m.)
Cost: $7 (includes free house wine or beer)

1 comment:

Karen said...

Sorry I didn't make it! Hope you had a good turnout in the rain. (I'm still at the office...for all I know it stopped raining hours ago.)