Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Divine Dominique Lowell on Tap for Two NYC Shows Oct. 17-18

No one does spoken word poetry better than Detroit native Dominique Lowell. I first heard her out west in San Francisco and L.A. and bowed and kissed the ground she walked on every time she performed. She's been called "The Janis Joplin of Spoken Word" and it's a title well deserved. She disappeared for a few years to evolve in her hometown of Detroit and is now reemerging, stronger and more gripping than ever before.

For the first time in 10 years she's performing in NYC to celebrate the release of her latest book on Three Rooms Press: "Sit Yr Ass Down or You Ain't Gettin' No Burger King." Two shows--man, oh man--you should be there. Here's the details:

Cornelia Street Cafe presents
Son of a Pony
Featured reader: Dominique Lowell
Host: Kat Georges
Open reading before feature, arrive 5:45 to sign up.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St. (btwn W. 4th and Bleecker)
$7, includes free drink
Open reading before feature

Three Rooms Press presents
Dominique Lowell
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery ST. (btwn Bleecker and Houston)
Opening band: Bob's Bios (roots rock band, featuring Bob Musial)
and Richard West singing a couple political ditties

For more information about Dominique Lowell, including photos and interviews, please contact Kathi Georges at

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes do POETRY Saturday, Oct. 11 6 pm in Harlem

It's time to get into a poetry groove this Saturday as your TRP pals Kat Georges & Peter Carlaftes groove to the urban beat and read a cool bouquet of their own poetry for the city at this really cool gallery in Harlem: Tribal Spears Gallery. One night only. (sing) You must take the A train!

Don't miss your chance to hear two incredible poets reading and ranting and raving about life in 21st century New York. Oh, and the host is the phenomenal Jackie Sheeler, who may be in the mood to do a little of her own work, given the right encouragement. Plus there's an open mike and muffins and wine!


A Night of Urban Poetry by
Kat Georges & Peter Carlaftes
Saturday, October 11
6 p.m.
Tribal Spears Gallery
2160 Frederick Doublass Boulevard (8th Ave. btwn 116th & 117th)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lenny Bruce hits the stage at The Living Theatre this Tuesday, Oct. 7

Lenny Bruce hits the stage of New York's beloved Living Theater this Tuesday, October 7th in an excerpt from LENNY BRUCE: DEAD & WELL by Peter Carlaftes, part of the wild ART BLASTS OFF! A Night of Potent Political Comedy and Poetry.

Lenny Bruce has lots to say about the current election, and from his post-life vantage point, he knows how it will turn out. Never has there been a greater need for the cutting satire of Lenny Bruce. Carlaftes brings out the living incarnation of the controversial comic legend and leaves no stone unturned.

Also on stage will be comics Stan Baker: The Human TV and East Village icon Stan Rifkin, plus Louisa Bradshaw ("Madame Champagne") Dada/Surrealist Valery Oisteanu (aka Valery Gallery), Hassan & Epstein, R. Norpet, The Drama Bums and more! The show is organized and hosted by Richard West and poet/playright Lissa Moira. Tickets are $7.

The Living Theatre is at 11 Clinton Street. Doors open 7:45. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Janice Erlbaum Featured at Cornelia St. Cafe Friday Oct. 3

The weekly Son of a Pony reading series at Cornelia Street Cafe features one of the best writers on the spoken word scene ever with the dynamic, funny poetry of Janice Erlbaum, hosted by TRP's Kathi Georges on Friday, October 3.

Janice Erlbaum is the author of GIRLBOMB: A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Villard, 2006), and HAVE YOU FOUND HER: A Memoir (Villard, 2008). Both books are just knockouts. Earlbaum's writing style makes for a great read, with a lot of humor on top and a roaring echo underneath that resonates long after you put the book down.

Her poetry is one-of-a-kind as well. Funny, disarming, dancing on the razor's edge. She's been published in McSweeney's, the Best American Erotic Poetry anthology, and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. And she was a former member of the Pussy Poets, that incredible group of five women who rapped, sang and ripped their way through the poetry stages in 1992.

Erlbaum is really one of the few and far between and we are honored to have her in the house--don't miss the chance to say you were there. Open reading before the feature; sign up at 5:45 to be sure you make the list.

What: Son of a Pony Poetry Reading Series at Cornelia St. Cafe
When: Friday, October 3, 2008, 6 p.m.
Where: Cornelia St. Cafe (29 Cornelia St., betwn W. 4th & Bleecker)
Tix: $7 (includes free drink)
Reservations: 212-989-9319