Monday, August 3, 2009

Poet Matthew Hupert Ignites Cornelia Street Cafe This Friday

Getting into the last month of summer and what better way to celebrate than by going to a poetry reading at the wonderful Cornelia Street Cafe in olde' Greenwich Village.

Matthew Hupert is a multi-media artist, a writer, and that rarest of birds - the native new-yorker. He is the Founder of the Neuronautic Institute, Chairman of The NALF (New Amsterdam Liberation Front, which is dedicated to returning new york city back to the dutch) and president of the Norman Bates School of Motel Management. He believes the primary role of the Artist is to be the stick that your Zen master smacks you in the head with. His poetry has been published in "The Formalist", the dadaist journal "Maintenant3", and the Anthology "150 contemporary sonnets." He has self published 4 chapbooks, and has a major book publication coming.

Son of a Pony is NYC's most beloved Poetry Reading Series. Open mike before the feature, hosted by the inimitable Kat Georges--arrive early to sign up. Everyone is welcome to participate: from novices to poet laureates. Cornelia Street Cafe is known as a launching pad for superstars so you never know who might show up to revisit their roots or try out new material. Poets and artists spotted at Cornelia Street include Mark Strand, Paul Violi, Ira Cohen, David Amram, Judith Molina, Suzanne Vega, Eve Ensler and the list goes on and on.

Admission just $7, and that includes free drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker)

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