This is a great week for poetry in NYC. Three Rooms Press is proud to be hosting three events, including:
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Kiva Cafe Open Reading Series
Featured Readers: Jewel Allison & Peter Carlaftes
Host: Kat Georges
Join us for a brand new reading series, held the first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Kiva Cafe in Tribeca: the little cafe with the big heartJewel Allison is a spoken word artist and author of the poetry collection "Stealing Peace." She was a finalist in the 2002 Def Jam poetry contest, and has been a featured performer nationwide. Her jazz-driven poetic style reflects her lifelong passion for music. Poet Peter Carlaftes is the author of 7 books, including his just-completed series of Bar Poems. His work is part Bukowski, part Baudelaire, and all Beautiful. Open reading before & after the feature; arrive early to sign up and get a seat. . No cover charge; discounts on coffee, beer and wine all night.KIVA CAFE
139 Reade Street, between Hudson and Greenwich (near Chambers St. 1 train station): 212-587-1198
FRIDAY, JUNE 19
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Son of a Pony at Cornelia Street Cafe
Featured Reader: Graham Buchan
Host: Kat Georges
Graham Buchan graduated as a Chemical Engineer but has spent his working life in the film, video and television industries, including a substantial spell at ABC News' London bureau. His first poetry pamphlet, Airport Reading, was published in 2004 and his first full collection, There is Violence in these Vapours in 2007, both from the tall lighthouse (www.tall-lighthouse.co.uk). He was joint winner of Piccadilly Poets in 2001 and the Cellar Slam Champion in 2006. His poetry has appeared in two dozen magazines, one national newspaper and three anthologies, and he has also published travel writing, short stories, and poetry, film and art appreciation. He has read in New York, Vancouver and Austin.Open reading before & after the feature; arrive early to sign up and get a seat.
Open reading before the feature; arrive early to sign up. Cover: $7, includes free drinkCORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia Street, btwn W. 4th & Bleecker (near W. 4th Street A-B-C-D-E-F-V train station) 212-989-9319
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
4 p.m. – 5:30 pm.
Bowery Poetry Club
Book Launch for
Ryan Buynak's "Yo Quiero Mas Sangre"
Bloodthirsty Poetry, Decadent Theater and Delinquent Rock-n-Roll
Celebrate the end of spring on Saturday, June 20th at Bowery Poetry with red-hot performances by NYC's downtown scribes and musicians. Poet Ryan Buynak reads from his piercing new collection Yo Quiero Mas Sangre (Three Rooms Press); performers Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges explore decadence in modern life with the biting new satire,"Sarah's Choice" and longtime downtown singer/songwriter Bob Musial performs with his band of beloved music mavens, Bob's Bios.
Doors open 3:45 p.m.. Show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets: $8.BOWERY POETRY CLUB
308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston) 212-614-0505