Sunday, December 26, 2010

Charles Bukowski Tribute Reading with Free Prizes and Drinks Jan. 7 NYC

Charles Bukowski Tribute

Friday, January 7, 2011

6 pm

With Featured Performers including

Peter Carlaftes, Angelo Verga, Kat Georges, George Wallace, Thomas Fucaloro, Ron Singer & Ryan Buynak

Plus drinks! prizes! and poetry!

@ Cornelia St. Cafe NYC

For the first Son of a Pony reading of 2011 at Cornelia Street Cafe, we’re once again celebrating the life with a tribute reading to Charles Bukowski. Poet Charles Bukowski was truly one of the few and far between: a champion of the outsider, the lost and lonely, the outcasts from society. Especially during this ongoing period of economic uncertainty and working class adversity, his work resonates like none other, revealing the naked human soul.

At this tribute reading, anyone is welcome to bring their favorite Bukowski poem, or read an original poem that was inspired by Bukowski. We’ll be showing videos of Bukowski, plus giving away his books and other prizes.

Plus a select number of readers including Host Kat Georges, and poets Peter Carlaftes, Angelo Verga, George Wallace, Thomas Fucaloro, Ron Singer and Ryan Buynak will bring Bukowski poems to life in five very unique ways.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $7 which includes (naturally) a free drink! Arrive early to sign up on the reading list, or just come and enjoy the fun. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Poets Matthew Hupert & Emily F. Keller Ride the Pony 12/17

FRIDAY, December 17, 2010



Featured poets

Matthew Hupert Book Launch


Emily F. Keller


NYC's Best Open POETRY Mike

Hosted by Kat Georges

Join us for the last Pony reading of 2010!

Three Rooms Press is proud to present the book launch for Ism Is a Retrovirus by Matthew Hupert. Hupert a multi-media artist, writer, and that rarest of birds — the Native New Yorker. 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 contemporary dada poetry and art journal Maintenant, and the anthology 150 Contemporary Sonnets.

Ism is a Retrovirus has been lauded by Mondo 2000 editor R.U. Sirius, and raved about by Jack Kerouac and Grateful Dead biographer Dennis McNally, who notes "[Hupert] sees how the words work, listens to them working, feels their meaning and spits 'em out. I love his poetry."

Emily F. Keller is a journalist, creative nonfiction writer and poet whose work mixes personal stories with social commentary. She writes about relationships, New York City, childhood and seasons. She lives in Brooklyn and performs at the Louder Arts Project, the Cornelia Street Café and the Bowery Poetry Club. You can learn more about her at

The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & sultry 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.



1st & 3rd FRIDAYS ONLY!

January 7: Bukowski Tribute Night

January 21: Thomas Fucaloro

February 4: Ocean Vuong

February 18: Idiom Poets Group

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Call for Dada Art & Poetry Submissions: Maintenant 5

Be a part of the 4th annual New York DaDa Poetry Salon, by submitting your DaDa-inspired poetry and/or art to Maintenant5, A Journal of Contemporary Dada Poetry & Art. The concept of Maintenant is inspired by DaDa instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. In the past three annual issues, we received increasingly bolder work from Neo-Dadaists worldwide. We’re excited about this year’s new perfect bound format, and we’re looking for the best Neo-Dada work ever to publish.

Poems should be no longer than 20 lines. DO NOT send multi-page long poems as they will not fit our format and will be rejected outright. DO submit shorter pieces—as long as it is full of the intensity and madness that reflects the age we’re living in. Also–we LOVE Dada-inspired poetic word art, collage and photography. All art must be submitted in jpeg format, high resolution (300 dpi, 4×5 in). Black & White only.

Send your submissions to

The journal will be distributed at the DaDa Poetry Salon on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, NYC, 6-8 p.m.), via mail to contributors, and to those wise enough to request a copy.


*Arthur Cravan is credited with creating the first ‘zine in the world with his publication Maintenant. We’re proud to carry on the tradition.