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Sunday, September 26, 2010
Poet Pamela Sneed Rocks Her Words at Cornelia Street Cafe Friday, Oct. 1
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2010 6 PM
CORNELIA STREET CAFE
SON OF A PONY POETRY SERIES
Featured poet PAM SNEED
plus NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, performer, writer and actress. She is the author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, published by Henry Holt (1998.) And KONG and other works published by Vintage Entity press 2009.
Sneed is the recipient of the 2006 BAX award for performance. She has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Source, Time Out, VIBE, Karl Lagerfeld's "Off The Record," on the cover of New York Magazine and in 2009 her work appeared in Essence magazine.
Recent & forthcoming publications include work in The 100 Best African American Poems edited by Nikki Giovanni (Nov. 2010),and Best American Short Plays. In 2001, 2002, and in 2005 she headlined the New Work Now Festival at Joe's Pub/Public Theater and performed before sold out houses.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet/convivial mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts.
Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the 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
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Peter and the Parthenon: Reads Sat. Sept. 18 at Greek-Amer Writers Assoc. at Cornelia St. Cafe
Dean Kostos, host. Readers include: Kalliope Constantaras, Peter Carlaftes, and Davidson Garrett.
No cover. 1 Ouzo minimum (kidding!)
Bob Hart Book Launch at Cornelia St. Cafe Fri., Sept. 17
6 PM | CORNELIA STREET CAFE
SON OF A PONY POETRY SERIES
NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike
Hosted by Kat Georges
Book launch for Bob Hart's new book "Lightly in the Good of Day" on Bench Press Poetry.
Bob Hart is a joker, a trickster, a gambler. He plays with life for the highest stakes, nothing less than immortality, fullness, significance. Not for him the solemn approach to these ponderous subjects, but the sleight-of-hand to match, and trump, chance, emptiness and transience. A pun, an accident of language, may be endowed by poetry with meaning. In Bob’s hands, a stone may be “a well of things well felt.”
Hart grew up in Harlem, on 145th Street, 142nd Street and 158th Street. He served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Now he works for a mail sorting company in Midtown West, and lives in Brooklyn. He has a previous small book of poems titled Acrobat. This is his second book.
Reading from the new book will be Jane Ormerod, Adriana Scorpino, R. Nemo Hill and Thomas Fucaloro. Bruce Weber and his band The No Chance Ensemble will render two poems in vocals and guitar, followed by a reading by the author himself.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet/convivial mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the 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
Poets Kat Georges & Janice Brabaw feature at Tillie's of Brooklyn Tuesday, Sept. 21
The Brownstone Poets presents:
KAT GEORGES with JANICE BRABAW
plus open poetry reading with host Patricia Carragon
on Tuesday, September 21, 7pm
at Tillies of Brooklyn, 248 DeKalb Ave. (at Vanderbilt) in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Fresh off her European book tour, the intense and inspiring Three Rooms Press poet Kat Georges makes her Brooklyn debut with a featured reading at the venerable Brownstone Poets series at Tillie's of Brooklyn (248 DeKalb Ave., Fort Greene) on Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm. She will be joined by fellow featured poet Janice Brabaw. The event includes an open reading, and is hosted by Brownstone Press curator Patricia Carragon.
Georges has three collections of her poetry, Punk Rock Journal, Maiden Claiming and Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute (all Three Rooms Press). Her poetry appears in numerous journals and anthologies including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunder’s Mouth Press) and The Verdict is In (Manic D Press, also editor). In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, including Jack Kerouac: Catholic and Twitter Theater, by Larry Myers, and Sarah's Choice, by Peter Carlaftes. She co-hosts the weekly Son of a Pony poetry series at Cornelia St. Cafe, and is founder, editor and chief rabble rouser of publishing and performance powerhouse Three Rooms Press.
Janice Brabaw is the critically acclaimed author of two collections of poetry - Universe, Disturbed and Tongue for Folie. She is the editor of The Best of Stain anthologies and was the host of the Stained Glass Confessional and An Echo, A Stain reading series. Janice has performed at The Bowery Poetry Club, Otto's Shrunken Head, The Inspired Word, Soule Series, and the Library Lounge series at Telephone Bar. Her work has appeared in Poesis, smoke, Violent Femininity - A Journal of Female Poets, The Toronto Quarterly, Ophelia Street, The Record, and The Cartier Street Review.
Poetry Grows in Ft. Greene
feat. Kat Georges & Janice Brabaw
plus open reading with host Patricia Caragon
Tuesday, September 21 at Tillies of Brooklyn
Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45p.m.
Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (at Vanderbilt), Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone # (718) 783-6140
Take the J, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington, or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.
$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic - one poem (3-minute limit)
Curated by Patricia Carragon
more info: email@example.com
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Twin Towers Kat Georges & Peter Carlaftes Read in London Sept. 11
The Cellar returns on the 11th September with a top notch bill that includes:
Kat Georges- Anthologised in the seminal Outlaw Bible of American Verse, Kat Georges is a true Renaissance woman - helming the Three Rooms Press, directing many off Broadway shows and running a weekly poetry event that has featured the like of Mark Strand, Anne Waldman and Paul Violi.
Peter Carlaftes is a New York-based comic author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, poet, and director. He is the author of 12 plays, including a noir treatment of Knut Hamsun’s Hunger, and the celebrity rehab center spoof, Spin-Dry. He has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including his comic solo performance piece, Lenny Bruce: Dead & Well and brings his new book of bar poems —DRUNKYARD DOG, across the pond.
The Bros Grim- Skating the thin line between Hogarthian satire and full blown polemic, Chip Grim is as understated yet compelling a performer as he is a wordsmith. Dividing his time between the poetry scene and the Allstars boxing gym, Chip knows how to throw some heavy bombs and any lull in his tempo is a rope a dope before the next hit lands.
Vanessa Kisuule- You may have seen this young lady kicking up a storm on many of London's open mics, so it is our pleasure to give a full set to Vanessa, who is destined to reach such heights that everyone will eventually know how to pronounce her name.
Your host for the night will be Niall O'Sullivan if he's allowed out.
Saturday 11th September
22 Betterton Street
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden/Holborn